The Dead (their ONLY summer appearance!), Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes will top the bill of over 60 diverse and stellar artists at the second annual ROTHBURY Festival at the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan on July 2-3-4-5, 2009.
Also on the bill are Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, STS9 (2 shows: full band/Live PA Set), G. Love & Special Sauce, Gov’t Mule, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Guster, Les Claypool, Chromeo, Girl Talk, The Hold Steady, Ani DiFranco and many others. A complete list of confirmed artists follows. More artists will be announced in the coming months.
ROTHBURY emerged last year as a new Fourth of July celebration. With The Dead performing their only summer show, The String Cheese Incident together for their only show for 2009, and cultural icons Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Ralph Stanley, ROTHBURY 2009 continues to honor America’s extraordinary festival lineage. Interlacing ushers of the new American music scene such as STS9, Chromeo, and MSTRKRFT, globally recognized acts including Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, and King Sunny Adé & His African Beats and local Michigan artists The Macpodz, Steppin’ In It, The Ragbirds, Four Finger Five, and The Hard Lessons, ROTHBURY delivers music of integrity across all genres. Coupled with a commitment to exploring the integration of art and modern thought and technology throughout the event, ROTHBURY creates a unique 21st century American gathering unlike any other.
ROTHBURY 2009 also unveils its broadened GOOD LIFE VIP offerings. Expanded this year to fit all budgets and tastes, ROTHBURY’s VIP experiences are unmatched by any other U.S. festival. Utilizing the festival’s unique site, fans can choose from a variety of sleeping/living options including beach front and forested environments and a selection of habitats such as safari tents, teepees, pre-fab camping packages and more. Each GOOD LIFE neighborhood offers a distinctly different living experience for a variety of budgets. Visit www.rothburyfestival.com for full GOOD LIFE details.
Building on its mission to create a state-of-the-art large scale sustainable event and to organize and nurture community involvement that makes a difference, ROTHBURY 2009 promises even more cutting-edge festival implementation of ever-changing green technologies. The 2009 ROTHBURY Think Tank, an event within the event, explores the topic of the emerging “New Green Economy.” The Think Tank will host various buzz sessions and roundtables between leading scientists, scholars, writers, progressive political and corporate leaders, youth leaders, ROTHBURY artists, and ROTHBURY attendees. Think Tank Programming details coming soon.
ROTHBURY itself is committed to producing a near zero-waste concert. The first to tackle a green program of this magnitude at an around-the-clock (camping) concert in the USA, ROTHBURY has an on-staff Greening Chief, and has implemented multiple initiatives toward this effort, including replacing disposables with 100% compostables, recycling and composting, choosing clean energy, carbon-offsetting, and Green Ticket options. Visit www.rothburyfestival.com for more information.
ROTHBURY’s current list of confirmed artists is as follows:
Bob Dylan and His Band
The String Cheese Incident
Willie Nelson & Family
The Black Crowes
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
G. Love & Special Sauce
Broken Social Scene
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Disco Biscuits
Cold War Kids
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
The Hold Steady
Toots & The Maytals
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Zappa Plays Zappa
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Shpongle DJ Set
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band w/ Tony Rice
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
STS9 Live PA
The Glitch Mob
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll
Quannum All Stars ft. Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs, Gift of Gab & Lifesavas
Sam Roberts Band
Hill Country Revue
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Break Science ft. Adam Deitch
The Hard Lessons
The Low Anthem
Steppin’ In It
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Four Finger Five
Additional acts to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets on sale Friday, March 20 at noon EDT at www.rothburyfestival.com and at 1-888-512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CDT).
ROTHBURY is produced by Madison House Presents and AEG Live.