Grace Potter Brings Along The Flaming Lips, Shakey Graves, Greensky Bluegrass, Mike Gordon to 2015 Grand Point North Festival

Grace Potter has announced the lineup for the 2015 Grand Point North music festival, scheduled for September 12th and 13th at Burlington, Vermont’s Waterfront Park.

This year the festival will feature the Flaming Lips, marking their first return to Burlington since 2006 and carrying on the tradition of Grace inviting friends she has met along the way since forming Grace Potter & the Nocturnals in 2003. Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne and Grace first collaborated when she recruited him to record “My Mechanical Friend” with her on the Tim Burton-Disney film Frankenweenie. Most recently, they worked together on The Flaming Lips’ 2014 tribute to The Beatles classic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on With a Little Help from My Fwends.

Joining Potter and the Flaming Lips will be Shakey Graves and Greensky Bluegrass, Mike Gordon, Spirit Family Reunion, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, Odessa and Marco Benevento.

“I am thrilled to be rolling out another epic lineup for the 5th annual Grand Point North! When I first started daydreaming about putting together a music festival, one of my desert-island bands was the Flaming Lips, and I’m so grateful & excited to see it become a reality,” said Potter. “Grand Point North Festival is a heartfelt symbol of my commitment and love for the home state that nurtured and supported all my crazy creative endeavors, and it’s never been more true than this year, as I roll out my first proper solo album. I’ve got a killer new band featuring plenty of familiar Nocturnal faces and songs, as well as some new fireballs! There are more lineup announcements to come … as always, expect the unexpected! I can’t wait to see everyone’s shining faces this September down on the breathtaking Burlington Waterfront Park.”

Continuing its tradition of highlighting local talent, this year’s lineup includes a strong representation of local and regional acts making their mark on the Burlington, Vermont music scene. Local bands featured this year include Madaila, Soule Monde, Heavy Plains, Maryse Smith w/ Michael Chorney, The Snaz, Barishi, and Mal Maiz.

The festival will close Sunday, September 13th with a post-party performance featuring Matt Burr’s widely buzzed about Pink Floyd project, Dark Side of the Mountain at the Higher Ground Ballroom.
“When Grace came to me about establishing a festival here in Vermont, it gave me the opportunity to collaborate on a real passion project. Her intense devotion to the integrity of the Vermont community became the heartbeat of the festival and an enriching part of the fan experience,” said Alex Crothers, Grace’s long-time partner on the festival. “I am so proud to have been in at the ground level and to have helped grow Grand Point North into one of the finest boutique festivals in the country. I can’t wait to celebrate its fifth year this September!”

Dates: Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Time: Saturday, Gates at 3pm. Sunday, Gates at 2pm (Box Office opens each day at 11am)
Location: Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT

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