Philly’s Jam on the River 2008 | Flaming Lips, Disco Biscuits Headline


Philadelphia’s annual ‘Jam on the River’ has announced its 2008 lineup. Once again, local electronic rockers, the Disco Biscuits, will return for their 6th year to headline the two-day mini-festival. This year, they’ll be balanced out by the Flaming Lips. The event will take place on May 24-25 at Penn’s Landing, and includes the following:

Saturday, May 24th:
The Flaming Lips
Josh Ritter

Sunday, May 25th:
The Disco Biscuits
Avett Brothers
Tom Hamilton & American Babies

Although I feel like last year’s lineup was a bit more intriguing than this one, JOTR always does a good job mixing acts from around the country with plenty of local Philly talent (Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Tom Hamilton, etc…).

Last year’s events also included a few late night shows at the Electric Factory to continue the party Philly-style. No word yet of any similar late-night festivities, but those might be on their way with the official launch of the JOTR website. Late-night shows have now been announced, and include the following:

May 23 2008 – The New Deal @ The Fillmore @ The TLA
May 24 2008 – The Disco Biscuits @ The Electric Factory
May 25 2008 – Dark Star Orchestra @ The Electric Factory
May 25 2008 – Conspirator / RJD2 @ The Fillmore @ The TLA