SZA and The Killers are set to headline the inaugural edition of Sudden Little Thrills Music Festival, a new two-day music festival taking place September 7-8 at Hazelwood Green in Pittsburgh, PA. The star-studded lineup also features Melanie Martinez, Wiz Khalifa (the Pittsburgh native will be celebrating his birthday on the festival weekend), St. Vincent, Omar Apollo, Fletcher, Yung Gravy, hometown hero Girl Talk, and many more performing over two days across three stages. Fans can sign up to receive a presale passcode now exclusively at to guarantee access to the lowest possible price for 2-Day General Admission Tickets. The presale takes place Thursday, April 18 from 10:00 am-11:00 am (ET). Prices will increase when the public on-sale begins Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 am (ET).

Sudden Little Thrills Music Festival will also put a spotlight on Pittsburgh’s local culture, including performances from Pittsburgh artists Feeble Little Horse, Corook, Fedd the God and Krunk and the Center of Life Band, as well as curated local cuisine and spirits offerings.  As part of its commitment to the community, a portion of every ticket for Sudden Little Thrills will benefit nonprofit and grassroots organizations within the Hazelwood Community, providing lasting economic impact beyond the two-day event.

GA+ Tickets provide access to the GA+Lounge with relaxed seating, air-conditioned restrooms, a private bar with drinks for purchase and complimentary water and a dedicated GA+ Concierge to assist with your festival needs. VIP Tickets include unlimited access to the VIP Lounge with relaxed seating, air-conditioned restrooms, private bar with drinks for purchase, dedicated on-field viewing areas at two main stages and more. Platinum Tickets include all VIP amenities plus unlimited access to the Platinum Lounge with a complimentary full-service bar and all-day complimentary dining, exclusive front-of-stage viewing at two main stages and much more.  For the full list of available tickets and amenities, visit  Children 8 and under are free with a ticketed adult. 

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. 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. 

Festival organizers have been working closely with city and community leaders to develop plans for traffic and transportation options to minimize the impact on the surrounding neighborhood.  More information will be shared closer to the event.  

Sudden Little Thrills is produced by the team behind world-class festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Sea.Hear.Now, Oceans Calling Festival, Railbird, and many more. | Pennsylvania