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:
Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Fitz & the Tantrums
G. Love & Special Sauce
Balkan Beat Box
The Del McCoury Band
Tea Leaf Green
Gary Clark Jr.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz w/ Dynamite MC
The Infamous Stringdusters
Assembly of Dust
The Heavy Pets
That 1 Guy
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
The Secret Sisters
Wick-it the Instigator
Love and Light
The Delta Saints
Head for the Hills
Hearts of Darkness
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.
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