Breakaway Music Festival Adds To Nashville Lineup

Prime Social Group​ has announced that GRiZ​, DJ Diesel ​and Sheck Wes ​will join the lineup for the inaugural Breakaway Music Festival in Nashville. The event is set to take place Oct. 5-6 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park​.

Rounding out the EDM portion of the bill is future funk artist GRiZ​, known for tracks like “Good Times Roll” and for his unique mix of dubstep, bass, and jazz. To precede on the EDM portion of the bill is basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel, who’s continuing his legacy from the courts to the decks.

This year, Sheck Wes signed a joint deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music and Travis Scott’s Cactus Jack label. He is putting the final touches on his debut project Mudboy.

The bill also includes previously-announced artists Wiz Khalifa​, Illenium​, Lil Pump​, Russ,​ 3LAU​, Gryffin​, Lil Skies​, NGHTMRE, Quinn XCII, Justin Caruso, Mike Floss, Shaun Frank, ​and more.

“Nashville has been waiting for an event just like Breakaway. This place is called the ‘Music City’ for a reason. It’s not just country; Nashville is a melting pot of young people and music that needs a millennial driven music festival which is exactly what Breakaway Nashville is,” PSG Nashville Market Manager, Blake Miller said.

Coming in 2018, Breakaway Music Festival will not only expand to Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Oct. 5-6, but will also return to Columbus’ Mapfre Stadium Aug. 24-26, Grand Rapids’ Belknap Park Aug. 24-25, Charlotte’s AvidXchange Music Factory Oct. 12-13 and took place in Dallas’ Toyota Music Factory in April.

Tickets are on sale now. Two-day passes start at $99. Stay tuned for single day tickets to be released. This event is all ages and outdoors rain or shine.


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