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The Dead, Bob Dylan, Nas Booked for Rothbury Festival

The Dead, Bob Dylan, String Cheese Incident and Willie Nelson will headline the second annual Rothbury Festival, July 2nd-5th at Michigan’s Double JJ Ranch. Other performers attending the eco-friendly, jam band-heavy festival include the Black Crowes, the Hold Steady, Govt. Mule, STS9, Zappa Plays Zappa, Girl Talk and the pairing of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Nas. Tickets for the fest go on sale Friday, March 20th.

Like last year, Rothbury is taking extra precautions to ensure their festival is as “green” as possible. The event is “committed to producing a near zero-waste concert,” per a press release, hosting a “Think Tank” to discuss the new green economy, using compostables instead of disposables and even offering a “Green Ticket” option. Rothbury is also continuing to carve its niche as the go-to jam band festival as well, giving Bonnaroo a run for its money. Last year’s Rothbury featured performances by Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and a near-Phish reunion that foreshadowed their eventual comeback. For the full list of artists at the 2009 fest, check below:

Rothbury Festival
The Dead
Bob Dylan and His Band
The String Cheese Incident
Willie Nelson & Family
The Black Crowes
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
G. Love & Special Sauce
Gov’t Mule
Broken Social Scene
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Disco Biscuits
Les Claypool
Cold War Kids
John Butler
Ani DiFranco
Girl Talk
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Martin Sexton
Flogging Molly
Railroad Earth
The Hold Steady
Toots & The Maytals
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Brett Dennen
Zappa Plays Zappa
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Shpongle DJ Set
Son Volt
Jackie Greene
Man Man
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band w/ Tony Rice
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats
Kid Cudi
STS9 Live PA
The Glitch Mob
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Pretty Lights
Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll
Quannum All Stars ft. Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs, Gift of Gab & Lifesavas
Toubab Krewe
Sam Roberts Band
Hill Country Revue
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Lipp Service
2020 Soundsystem
Break Science ft. Adam Deitch
The Hard Lessons
The Low Anthem
Underground Orchestra
Future Rock
The Macpodz
Steppin’ In It
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Chris Pierce
Rachel Goodrich
The Ragbirds
Four Finger Five


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