The lineup for this year’s Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival has been announced. No surprise that the top of the lineup will feature a very Dead-heavy set of artists — Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir with Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis, Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers and even Dark Star Orchestra — all anchoring down that thing I like to call the “nostalgia side” of the festival. Relative “newcomers” to the Dead ranks would be like Primus, STS9 and The Avett Brothers joining them towards the top of the bill. Plenty more artists announced already with tons more to come; check out this video announcing the artists on the bill so far:

The festival once again returns to Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT and is set for the weekend of July 19-22, 2012. Read on for the full lineup…

Gathering of the Vibes 2012 Lineup

Phil Lesh & Friends
Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby With Special Guest Branford Marsalis
The Avett Brothers
Mickey Hart Band
Yonder Mountain String Band
Steel Pulse
Zappa Plays Zappa
7 Walkers Featuring Bill Kreutzmann
Greyboy Allstars
George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners
Keller Williams
Dark Star Orchestra
Mates of State
Deep Banana Blackout
Ryan Montbleau Band
Mac Creek
Zach Deputy
Kung Fu
Joe Pug
David Gans
The Mclovins
Dangermuffin Yarn
Toubab Krewe
Cosmic Jibaros
Band Together
Andy the Music Man

Late Night:
Royal Family Ball Feturing Soulive and Lettuce
Gigantic Underground Conspiracy
The Machine