The lineup for High Sierra 2011 was just announced, nearly a full day early here on the West Coast and the same day that Electric Forest announced their lineup. Some fans may consider a tough choice between the two festivals, but not me and about 50 other friends out here in California. High Sierra is an obvious choice as it is, but with My Morning Jacket headlining the 21st annual festival and Ween, Neko Case, Warren Haynes, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dr. Dog and more joining them for the weekend, it seems even that much more obvious where I’ll be headed.

Here’s the initial list of artists scheduled to attend:

My Morning Jacket
Neko Case
Warren Haynes Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
Maceo Parker
Dr. Dog
Beats Antique
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Ernest Ranglin
Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers
(featuring Eyvind Kang & Rudy Royston)
The Travelin’ McCourys
Los Amigos Invisibles
Delta Spirit
The Infamous Stringdusters
MarchFourth Marching Band
Pimps of Joytime
Danny Barnes
Materialized featuring Scott Law
Toubab Krewe
Zach Deputy
Jessica Lurie Ensemble
Head for the Hills
Elephant Revival
The Brothers Comatose
Audio Angel
and many more TBA…

The lineup was announced via the festival’s YouTube channel, just like last year…