Wakarusa Festival Initial 2012 Lineup: Pretty Lights, Bob Weir, Edward Sharpe

It looks like one of our favorite seasons of the year — “Festival Lineup Announcement Season” — is officially upon us. Wakarusa has come out of the gate nice and early with their initial 2012 lineup, including Pretty Lights, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, G. Love & Special Sauce, and an acoustic trio featuring Bob Weir, Chris Robinson, and Jackie Greene. This year’s Wakarusa festival is set for May 31 – June 3 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.

Wakarusa 2012 – Initial Updated Lineup:

Pretty Lights
Primus
Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio
Umphrey’s McGee
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Girl Talk
Fitz & the Tantrums
G. Love & Special Sauce
Big Gigantic
Balkan Beat Box
Beats Antique
The Del McCoury Band
Railroad Earth
Quixotic
MiM0SA
SOJA
ALO
Tea Leaf Green
Keller Williams
Green Velvet
Gary Clark Jr.
Iration
Blitzen Trapper
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Orgone
RJD2
12th Planet
MartyParty
Paper Diamond
LA Riots
VibeSquaD
Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz w/ Dynamite MC
Futurebirds
Papadosio
The Infamous Stringdusters
Assembly of Dust
Toubab Krewe
The Heavy Pets
That 1 Guy
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
The Sheepdogs
The Moondoggies
Heartless Bastards
The Secret Sisters
Dirtfoot
Opiuo
Adventure Club
Rubblebucket
Phutureprimitive
R/D
Lance Herbstrong
Wick-it the Instigator
Nathaniel Rateliff
Love and Light
Virtual Boy
Monophonics
Dangermuffin
Shannon McNally
Govinda
Ugly Lion
The Delta Saints
Quiet Corral
Head for the Hills
Dumptruck Butterlips
Hearts of Darkness
Mouth
Clandestine

This initial lineup seems designed to excite all the key festival-going fan demos. For the electronic and dance crowd, there’s Pretty Lights, MiM0SA, RJD2, and Beats Antique. For the jam kids, there’s Keller, Railroad Earth, and this Bob Weir trio w/ Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene. And if your tastes land somewhere in between indie, folk, roots, funk and rock, you’ve got bands that nicely blur the lines of various genres and fan bases, including G. Love, Edward Sharpe, Jason Isbell, Futurebirds, etc… Overall, it’s a solid initial lineup and should get all the hardcore fans buying up early-bird tix . (1/13: LINEUP UPDATED).

You can get tickets and all other info over at Wakarusa.com.