Rothbury Festival Returns as Electric Forest Festival 2011

After getting canceled in 2010, it looks like the Rothbury Festival is making a comeback in 2011…but with a new name: the Electric Forest Festival.

We’ve been hearing some occasional rumors about a return for Rothbury in 2011, but this new temporary site posted today is the most official notice we’ve seen, other than some off-the-cuff comments from Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident. SCI appears to be a key player in putting this one together, so we expect them to have the headlining slots. Other than that, we’re hearing that Greensky Bluegrass let this date temporarily slip onto their tour listings, so it’s possible the lineup will take on a more bluegrass-oriented slant.

Either way, it’s great to see this festival making a comeback in 2011.

So, besides String Cheese Incident, who else do you want to see headlining the new Rothbury?

  • Jaminewman

    The Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons!

  • nol

    widespread, the dead, lotus, yonder would be a great start. just keep the jam going all night!!!

  • Marky

    I think we’ll see a wide range of artists from jam to electro to bluegrass. Half of The String Cheese Incident’s members play in side projects, most of them having an electronic base to them. one of them is Dubstep! Bassnectar is probably playing, also Umphrey’s has hinted strongly about playing the festival. you can also expect some of the midwest/Michigan jambands to show up like UV Hippo and the Macpodz :)

  • Emptyurselfletheuniversefillu

    ar rahman, angus and julia stone,pablo blaqk

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1120134765 Krissie Papiez Heilman

    Mr. Blotto!

  • Outrun84

    FURTHUR, FURTHUR, FURTHUR, FURTHUR, JGB? MELVIN SEALS? RAILROAD EARTH? OORRRR…………YMSB AND ALLMAN BROTHERS.

  • thetriplewide

    Umphrey’s McGee

  • Anonymous

    Daft Punk would be on my wish list.
    -www.yakkonline.com (film&gaming podcast)

  • http://jewdiful.livejournal.com/ Judy

    i would just die if arcade fire was a headliner – incredibly unlikely, but they’re pure magic in concert already. combined with the ethereal majesty of rothbury… i think it would just complete my life right there.

    other than that, i’d love to see STS9, girl talk, the macpodz, and bassnectar at the festival again. i’m delighted that string cheese is involved so heavily again, they were one of the main highlights for me in ’09. hadn’t heard of them prior to the festival, had no idea what to expect, and was COMPLETELY blown away during their performance. the trapeze artists, huge beach balls bouncing around the audience, projector screens in the sky… i thought my heart would burst from excitement and joy!

    clearly i’m actively reminiscing about my first rothbury experience, haha. this article got me excited and PUMPED for this summer! can’t friggin’ wait.

  • Aabb

    I always wanted Wookiefoot to play a rothbury, good place to make believe.

  • Moonunitx10

    Phish!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=573153342 Letha Zaracki

    OF MONTREAL
    NEEEEEEEEDS
    TO BE THERE!!!!!!!

  • Brian Loden

    The Polish Ambassador

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26707251 Isaac Benson

    Wow nice! 3 nights of string cheese! Thats worth it alone in my opinon. Who is your must see here? I really dig Railroad Earth and am going to see them tonite in Louisville. With guests like Edward Sharpe AND REO Speedwagon, there’s something for everyone no matter what kind of music you dig!

  • Ericleggo

    Michigans own Covert(operations)!great young jamband. Furthur. Ekoostik Hookah.

  • DarlinCOry

    FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR
    FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR FURTHUR

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  • Nindovina

    Further, Allman Brothers, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic!

  • http://whiteshroud.carbonmade.com Sarah Raymore

     TWO GALLANTS, MINUS THE BEAR, CURSIVE, BAD BRAINS, THE DESCENDENTS

  • Marandaskittles19

    how do i sighn up to volentere