The lineup for this year’s Music Festival has been announced. No surprise that the top of the lineup will feature a very Dead-heavy set of artists — & Friends, with and , Band, and even — all anchoring down that thing I like to call the “nostalgia side” of the festival. Relative “newcomers” to the Dead ranks would be like , and 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…


& Friends
& With Special Guest



& Runnin’ Pardners


Feturing and