High Sierra 2012 Lineup: STS9, Galactic, Built to Spill, Lotus, Soulive & more…

The lineup for High Sierra Music Festival was just announced and it’s absolutely a fantastic day for all my friends (based on my chat windows and the status updates I’m reading). We wait all year for this announcement locally because we know that High Sierra is one of the best festivals that all of us have ever been to around the country, and we now count our camp at this fest at least 60 people strong.

We know our festivals, and High Sierra is never one to miss.

And with the 2012 lineup featuring Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth and Galactic all at the top of the first round of artist announced, well I’m thinking they may have themselves a sell-out potential this year. Joining them will be Soulive, Lettuce, Lotus, Toots and the Maytals, Built to Spill (!), Deer Tick, ALO, Marco Benevento, Nathan Moore, Skerik, Mike Dillon and so many more. And most importantly in a few ways, The Slip has been announced as well as Surprise Me Mr. Davis.

We’re in for a treat, folks. I, for one, cannot wait for Fourth of July here in beautiful Northern California and words may not be able to convey how much of a no-brainer this weekend will be for anyone looking to book some vacation time in the near future. As a reminder this year’s festival will start the day after the 4th so plan accordingly…

High Sierra Music Festival - 2012 Initial Lineup

2012 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup

Ben Harper
Railroad Earth
Built To Spill
Toots and the Maytals
Ryan Bingham
Delta Spirit
Heartless Bastards
The Devil Makes Three
Deer Tick
Greensky Bluegrass
The Slip
Surprise Me Mr. Davis
Grupo Fantasma
MarchFourth Marching Band
The Motet: Funk Is Dead!
Skerik’s Bandalabra
Red Baraat
The Stooges Brass Band
The New Orleans Suspects
Nathan Moore
The Lumineers
Marco Benevento
Elephant Revival
Brokedown in Bakersfield
Gardens & Villa
Mike Dillon Band
Steve Poltz

Artists-At-Large: Skerik and Mike Dillon

Update: a few weeks back the lineup was updated with the following artists!

*Big Gigantic
*Garage A Trois
*Paper Diamond
*The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield, Grant Green Jr.
*Ben Sollee
*Split Lip Rayfield
*Birds of Chicago
*Delicate Steve
*David Garza
*Kids These Days
*Y La Bamba
*Matt the Electrician

*”Delicate” Steve Marion
*Sunny Jain from Red Baraat