Bluegrass will return to ’s this October 4-6, and they’ve just announced the first set of artists joining the rest of the city of . Topping this year’s lineup will be the “acoustic duo The , the unique collaboration of and , Ukraine’s heralded folk-music group Dakhabrakha, Texas troubadour , and Bay Area golden boy .”

We’ll also be seeing appearances from “cowpunk heroes Meat Puppets” and soul singer , not to mention newcomer , legend , and the folk-rockers from across the pond known as . Eclectic and interesting as ever. These always have the most interesting lineups.

UPDATE: the second round of artists were added late last week. Now on the lineup will be along with “the first lady of outlaw country , prolific Swedish singer-songwriter , the powerhouse grouping of & Dirk Powell with Stuart Duncan, rising folk star , Bay Area string band , ‘s Tuareg pop stylings, the Austin soul and funk of , mandolin virtuoso , and highway queen .”

Here’s some more info about this year’s festival from the source.

Bluegrass takes place within in Hellman Hollow, Lindley Meadow, and Marx Meadow. All meadows open for entry at 10 am with music starting at noon on Friday and 11 am on Saturday and Sunday. Food and non-alcoholic beverage vendors will be stationed around the park. No alcoholic beverages will be sold during the festival, but patrons are allowed to bring and wine as long as it is not in glass containers. Hard alcohol is prohibited. In addition, coolers, blankets, and short-back chairs are allowed. Cameras are allowed, but not tripods or other intrusive equipment. Due to limited parking surrounding , attendees are highly encouraged to use public transit, ride-share, bike, or walk instead of driving.

Now this is extra cool:

Long-time festival-goers will also be happy to know that for the first time in years, Hardly Strictly will not coincide with San Francisco Fleet Week. Patrons will be able to enjoy the intimacy of acoustic sets without noisy jets overhead.

www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com