Rothbury’s Initial Lineup Announced

    The Dead, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson are among the headliners for the second annual Rothbury festival, which will take place on the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, July 2nd-5th. Despite the poor economic conditions that lead to the cancellation of Langerado, Rothbury seems to be doing well for itself–early bird tickets sold out on the first day this weekend. For those who weren’t lucky enough to get in on that deal, tickets go on sale this Friday, March 20th.


    Other notable artists playing this year include Chromeo, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Broken Social Scene, and Son Volt. In keeping with its green reputation, the festival will also feature seminars focused on "The New Green Economy." For the entire initial lineup, visit


    Rothbury’s list of confirmed artists:
    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 Adé & 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