So I think Scott was right when he said that January must be the busiest month for live music news — our inboxes are all flooded right now with all this good info to get posted and get writing about and yet we’re just so damn flooded that it’s hard to get to it. Here’s something you might have missed — Wakarusa added yet another round of fantastic artists to their 2007 lineup.
Everyone’s favorite music festival to hate on this summer will be Wakarusa, thanks in part by the fact that local law enforcement set up roadblocks outside of last year’s festival to bust people as they went in. It sucks to say but I guess you can’t really blame them for trying to be safe.
Unfortunately, we all know — this usually seems to have the exact opposite effect. People get pissed if they feel too controlled, and a lot of people have expressed sentiment that this is a festival that they are not interested in ever attending again.
That sucks to say, too — look at these artists they’re adding to the lineup…
Wakarusa 2007 Lineup Additions
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Split Lip Rayfield
Grant Lee Phillips
Assembly of Dust
Be Good Tanyas
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Backyard Tire Fire
I’m sure it’s still a great festival in spirit and hopefully they can play nice with the surrounding community…