There are several interesting things about Summer Set Music Festival.
A. The festival’s name is a play on words, as it takes place in Somerset, WI.
B. Deadmau5, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic and The Weeknd are just a few of the artists that will be there.
C. And finally, if you say “Summer Set” really fast over-and-over, it sounds like you’re saying “somersault” but with a British accent.
Jokes aside, Summer Set’s lineup is no laughing matter (not that any of you laughed at our jokes anyway).
The festival’s fourth installment starts on Friday, August 14th, and wraps up on Sunday, August 16th – an ideal halfway point between Lollapalooza and North Coast on the Midwest’s music festival calendar.
Below we’ve included our schedule recommendations for those of you heading up for Summer Set 2015. And as you can see, there will be plenty of tough decisions over the three days.
Artists that we insist you see at Summer Set 2015.
Day 1 | Friday, August 14th
4:15 p.m. | Woo Park
We’re going to copy & paste Woo Park’s bio instead of saying anything because we probably couldn’t describe the band more perfectly if we tried:
“In a fire of youthful abandon and rebellion, amidst a musical climate of uniformity, emerged Woo Park, a psychedelic soul sextet described as an assault from all sides.”
Review of Woo Park’s debut EP “Smokes”
5:30 p.m. | Robert DeLong
Robert DeLong could play for 17 straight hours and his shows would still be entertaining to watch.
Like his set two weeks ago at the debut of Mamby on the Beach.
7:30 p.m. | Audien
One of the easier listens in electronic music, we’ll give Audien the nod over Keys N Krates – who teamed up with Grandtheft on one of the best Mad Decent songs in 2015, ‘Keep it 100.’
Listen to Audien’s summer collaboration with Lady Antebellum, “Something Better“
9:30 p.m. | Purity Ring
Tough call here over Earl Sweatshirt and ODESZA, but if you need help deciding, our suggestion is Purity Ring.
10:30 p.m. | Bassnectar
Obviously. If you were with us at Lollapalooza, hopefully Lorin Ashton won’t have his set cut short like he did at Grant Park two weeks ago.
Other good bets on Day 1: Trippy Turtle (6:15 pm), BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah (6:30 pm)
Day 2 | Saturday, August 15th
5:00 p.m. | Tanlines
Unfortunately, we missed the electronic indie rock duo from Brooklyn at Mamby on the Beach. Their second album didn’t get great reviews, but they’re a near lock for a fun daytime show.
6:00 p.m. | Jauz
As Dancing Astronaut noted, the LA producer has pioneered a refreshing sound to mainstream electronic music.
And his remix of Major Lazer’s hit jam “Lean On” with Dillon Francis is money. Take it from our guys at Ravefaced, who saw it previewed live at goHARD in Dallas:
8:00 p.m. | BoomBox
The electronic rock duo from Muscle Shoals, AL has gained popularity for their improvisation/no setlist style of live performances. After a 5 p.m. Sunday set at Spring Awakening in June, they get a well-deserved primetime slot at Summer Set 2015.
9:00 p.m. | The Weeknd
We don’t need to say much about one of the biggest names in hip-hop right now. The Canadian singer has been all over the place lately thanks to massive singles “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.”
10:30 p.m. | Big Gigantic
The ultra popular duo recently released their Summer Vibes mix and announced a Fall tour, so there’s no better time to see them live.
Other good bets on Day 2: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (6 pm), Brillz (7 pm), Rae Sremmurd (7:30 pm), Tycho (7:30 pm), Carnage (9 pm), Thievery Corporation (9:30 pm)
Day 3 | Sunday, August 16th
4:15 p.m. | Tune Yards
The project of Merril Garbus should be one of the more memorable shows all weekend at Summer Set 2015. While she does everything from vocals to ukelele, partner Nate Brenner adds in the electric bass to create their distinctive sound.
6:30 p.m. | Lettuce
The funk/jam band from Boston has long been known for their high-energy live sets, and we’ll go ahead and guess that Summer Set won’t be any different.
7:30 p.m. | Zeds Dead
As we found out at Spring Awakening, the oddly-inspired and unique sound of Zeds Dead is unmatched in the electronic music genre – and they’re a fucking riot in person.
9:00 p.m. | Deadmau5
Let’s hope he actually plays music.
Other solid bets on Day 3: G-Eazy (5:45 pm), Die Antwoord (6 pm), Action Bronson (7:30 pm), Borgeous (8 pm)
P.S. Click here to buy tickets, 3-day General Admission passes are still available.