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We’re going to continue our festival catch-up fest here at LMB and keep on posting some staples that we’ve been neglecting. What better way to continue the fun than to post about moe’s annual Midwestern party, Summer Camp. The band will be returning to good ol’ Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 23 – 25 with a festival lineup featuring some interesting additions (New Pornos, the Roots, Blind Melon), plenty of old-standbys (Umphrey’s, TLG), along with three nights of moe. Lineup highlights include:

moe. (3 days!)
Umphrey’s McGee (2 days!)
The Flaming Lips
The Roots
O.A.R.
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
G. Love & Special Sauce
The New Pornographers
Girl Talk
Tea Leaf Green
Clutch
Blind Melon
The Avett Brothers
Hot Buttered Rum
The Lee Boys
(full lineup after the jump)

Man, three days of moe. and two of Umphrey’s McGee makes me say “Oh my guitar!” Of course, Summer Camp’s always got that slant towards bands of the jammier variety. But this is a pretty interesting lineup for a festival so steeped in the jam-rock standards and Midwestern bands. I like seeing bands like New Pornographers continuing to hit the festival stages to show the jam kids how fuckin’ great a succinct and well-written rock song can sound. The guitar wankfest will surely dominate, but this Camp shows promise. And hey, for some reason those Chuck and Al solos do seem to fit nicely with the humid heat of the Midwestern summer and a nice cold brew….so it all works for me.

So what do all you guys think? Anyone hitting this?


2008 lineup so far:
moe. (3 days!)
Umphrey’s McGee (2 days!)
The Flaming Lips
The Roots
O.A.R.
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
G. Love & Special Sauce
The New Pornographers
Girl Talk
Tea Leaf Green
Clutch
Blind Melon
The Avett Brothers
Hot Buttered Rum
The Lee Boys
Cornmeal
Groovatron
Family Groove Company
56 Hope Road
Future Rock
Phonograph
Backyard Tire Fire
Banyan
U-Melt
Euforquestra
The Hue
Elsinore
Madahoochi
Zmick
Brainchild
Cosmopolitics
Uglysuit
The PMG
The Macpodz
Creek Road Ramblers
Sub-ID
Mifune
& more still to be announced!