The Illinois State Fair on Friday announced some of this year's headliners. The tunes will range from pop to country to hard rock, with classics and modern icons mixed in.
The fair will kick off Aug. 10 with a performance from Boy George and Culture Club.
“There’s no better way to kick start the Illinois State Fair than with the ultimate 80’s party in the grandstand,” State Fair Manager Luke Sailer said in a press release. "Culture Club is one of the music industry's most iconic bands. Their unique blend of music and stunning stage presence is sure to wow fairgoers."
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. April 14 at Ticketmaster and at the fairgrounds April 16. The rest of the lineup will be announced in the comings weeks and months, a State Fair spokeswoman said. The fair will run Aug. 9-19 in Springfield.
Here are the headliners so far: