Lana Del Rey, Foster the People & 2 Chainz to Headline the 2014 Sweetlife Festival

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By Shannon Carlin

The fifth annual Sweetlife Festival in Maryland is celebrating good food and good music with a lineup that boasts artists from indie rock, pop and one hip-hop foodie.

Headlining this year’s one-day fest—taking place on May 10 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD—will be Foster the People, who are gearing up to release their new album Supermodel on March 14, along with Lana Del Rey, who teased that her upcoming album, Ultraviolence, will be out May 1. Sweetlife gets the honor of being the only East Coast festival Lana is playing this summer.

Other bands on the bill include self-proclaimed foodie 2 Chainz, Fitz and The Tantrums, Capital Cities, Chromeo, St. Lucia, Bastille, Hozier, Bombay Bicycle Club, ASTR, Spirit Animal, Nicky Blitz and our recent New Music to Know pick, GEMS.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (Feb. 14) at 10 am EST, but eager festivalgoers can get their tickets two days early by looking for a special code via sweetgreen’s Instagram account.

Last year’s music lineup included Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gary Clark Jr. and Solange.

Sweetgreen is a restaurant that was started in 2007 by three Georgetown grads and focuses on healthy food with a commitment to local farmers, the community and sustainability. The eatery now has 22 other locations throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Philadelphia, Boston and New York City.

The festival’s food lineup, which includes salads (Sweetgreen’s speciality), along with local restaurants, chefs, food trucks and farmers, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Throughout the years, Sweetgreen has tried to put on a earthy friendly festival that stays carbon neutral and focuses on composting and recycling. For the 2014 fest, Sweetlife is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to help educate those in attendance about the importance of living sustainably.


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