SZA and The Killers set to headline first Sudden Little Thrills festival

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SZA and The Killers have been announced as headliners for the inaugural edition of the Sudden Little Thrills music festival, which is set to take place from September 7-8 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh.

The line-up also features artists such as Melanie Martinez, Pittsburgh local Wiz Khalifa, St. Vincent, Omar Apollo, Fletcher, Yung Gravy, Girl Talk, and more.

Fans can sign up to receive a presale passcode to guarantee access to the lowest possible price for two-day general admission tickets.

The festival is also aiming to put a spotlight on Pittsburgh’s local culture with performances from artists Feeble Little Horse, Corook, Fedd the God, and Krunk and the Center of Life Band.

A portion of every ticket sold will benefit nonprofit and grassroots organisations within the Hazelwood Green community, in the hopes of providing lasting economic benefit beyond the event.

“Inspired by Pittsburgh’s arts and culture legacy, the name Sudden Little Thrills embodies the ethos of the festival – to be present and open to sudden moments of fun, joy, and inspiration, and selecting Hazelwood Green as the festival’s home expands on that philosophy,” read a statement from the festival.

“The 178-acre vibrant hub is redefining Pittsburgh’s riverfront as a beacon of innovation, creativity, and wellbeing.

“Hazelwood Green is transforming from a historic industrial brownfield site into a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive new model for urban development with community events and programming, an abundance of green spaces, and miles of publicly accessible bike trails.

“In partnership with Tishman Speyer, Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Innovation Center, University of Pittsburgh’s BioForge, and the Steelers Community Field will reinforce the site as a destination for the future of technology and community engagement.”

The festival is produced by the team responsible for events including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Sea.Hear.Now, and more.