The second annual ROTHBURY Festival at the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan promises four days and nights of music by 60+ bands this July 4th Weekend. Today, ROTHBURY announces a handful of new artists just added to the lineup. Umphrey's McGee, Keller Williams, The White Buffalo, The Parlor Mob, Reed, Thomas Lawrence, Wendy Darling, Big Gigantic and LYNX & Janover join the already stellar lineup of musical acts including The Dead (their only summer appearance), Bob Dylan and His Band, The String Cheese Incident (their only 2009 performance), Willie Nelson & Family, The Black Crowes, 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.
For this next generation of the rock and roll music festival, ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique festival site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beachfronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. The four-day, environmentally sustainable music and camping festival promises an inspiring cultural assembly: one where music fans, artists and progressive thinkers gather to celebrate much more than music.
2009 ROTHBURY attendees can choose from a variety of ticket options; there is truly something for everyone. Can't swing the full four days of the festival this year? Choose ROTHBURY's 2-Day Sat & Sun Ticket for only $149.50. Want the best festival experience that money can buy? Consider one of ROTHBURY's unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP offerings - including posh Safari Tents, homey Teepees, and a variety of unique RV and camping options. All tickets and packages are on sale now at www.rothburyfestival.com.
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.
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. Look for ROTHBURY to unveil the 2009 Think Tank details in the coming weeks.
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.