Early this morning the initial lineup for this year’s Gathering of the Vibes festival has been announced. Set for July 19 – 22 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the 2012 Gathering of the Vibes lineup features Primus, STS9, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band and four different bands featuring the four surviving original members of the Grateful Dead – Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, 7 Walkers and The Mickey Hart Band.
Among the other acts set to appear at this year’s fest are HT faves The Avett Brothers, the Ryan Montbleau Band, Zappa Plays Zappa, Greyboy Allstars, ALO, Zach Deputy and Kung Fu. The late night action will include a special Royal Family Ball featuring Lettuce and Soulive as well as performances by Conspirator, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy and The Machine.
Here’s a look at the full lineup…
Primus, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with special guest Branford Marsalis, STS9, The Avett Brothers, Strangefolk (original), Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steel Pulse, Zappa Plays Zappa, 7 Walkers, Assembly of Dust, The Greyboy Allstars, George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners, Keller Williams, Dark Star Orchestra, Mates of State, Deep Banana Blackout, ALO, Ryan Montbleau Band, Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Kung Fu, Joe Pug, Outernational, David Gans, McLovins, Dangermuffin, Yarn, Toubab Krewe, Dopapod, Cosmic Jibaros, Twiddle, Band Together, Andy The Music Man, Lucid,
Late Night – Royal Family Ball featuring Soulive and Lettuce, Conspirator, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, The Machine
It wouldn’t be a festival announcement in 2012 without a video…
“Way Advance” tickets are currently on sale for $185.
UPDATE: Relix has confirmed the original Strangefolk lineup as well as Assembly of Dust have been added to the bill.