The lineup for “the new Rothbury” festival, , has been announced

Live music pioneers The (3 performances) and the trailblazing Dutch DJ Tiësto will top the bill at the inaugural at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan on June 30 through July 3, 2011. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5 at noon EST at www.electricforestfestival.com

is also excited to introduce the festival’s first annual Saturday Afternoon Special – a mid-festival event within the event – featuring very special guests, legendary American rock band REO Speedwagon. A complete list of confirmed artists follows. More acts will be announced in the coming months.

REO Speedwagon? WTF? Read on for the rest of the info straight from Madison House and the full lineup announced so far…

For ’s inaugural year, the musical line-up – and in many ways, the festival itself – is an evolution of the headliner’s most spirited and theatrical past live events. With a diverse and inspired program of influential bands and artists, both established and new, in every genre, it’s evident that a similar creative force is propelling forward as has pulled along The for so many years. It’s the force of imagination and rectitude. As The ’s Keith Moseley explains, “For SCI, we’ve always tried to honor our many musical influences, both individually and as a collective, and then do it in the most celebratory way. This festival definitely feels like the ultimate manifestation of all that energy, and the location, well, you just can’t beat it.”

Indeed, is graced with one of the country’s most beloved festival sites. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. In addition, patrons can take advantage of the resort’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.

The festival’s unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience promises something for all budgets and tastes, from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located on the festival grounds.

Brought to life by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events, promises to emerge as a new breed of U.S. music and camping festival. In addition to almost 60 musical performances, look for state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between. As festival producer Jeremy Stein of Madison House Presents explains, “Our goal is to seamlessly integrate music with art, and we are proud to host a conscious and involved festival community at such an amazing festival site. The site’s Sherwood Forest will be bigger and better than ever.” will make sustainable practices a priority, as with all MHP events.

Continue to visit the website for ongoing updates.

’s complete list of confirmed performers is as follows:

The (3 Shows)

REO Speedwagon

Stephen Marley
Shpongle Presents The Shpongletron Experience
Railroad Earth
Laidback Luke

The New Deal
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Toubab Krewe
Bonobo (DJ Set)
Beats Antique
Big Gigantic
Chiddy Bang
Eliot Lipp
Paper Diamond
The Infamous Stringdusters

Greensky Bluegrass
Feed Me
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Beautiful Girls (Acoustic)
12th Planet
The Pimps of Joytime
Break Science
The Macpodz
The Hood Internet
Two Fresh
The Treasures
Panic Bomber
Dragon Wagon

Additional acts to be announced in the coming months.

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 noon EST at www.electricforestfestival.com and at 1-888- 512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CDT).