And we’ve got another one folks…a new festival in our midst. Taking one more step towards the greening of the festival scene, Madison House has teamed with AEG Live to create a brand-new, environmentally sustainable music festival in the woods of western Michigan.

What appears to be a Northern version of the Echo Project, the Rothbury Fest has stacked up one heck of a lineup for its first incarnation over the July 4th holiday weekend (July 3 – 6, 2008). Headliners include , , , , , , , , . Check it out…

Fest initial lineup:

and Spearhead
Gov’t Mule


and The WMD’S
& Wood
Ray LaMontagne
& Stew Revival

The Dresden Dolls

DJ Set

and the Green Mountain Rebels
A 3

Yard Dogs Road Show

The Beautiful

Emmitt Nershi Band

Panjea with

The Juan Mclean
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker

DJ Rekha

DJ Rootz

That lineup runs pretty deep. This might just be the hot, new ‘flavor of the month’ for the 2008 festival season.

That said, with all these new festivals coming onto the scene, I am definitely wondering if we’re starting to reach a saturation point. Will 2008 be the year of full festival glut or have we stepped into the post- era where big rock festivals have fully matured into all their uber-glory?

By the way, you’d think with such a solid set of initial artists, they could’ve come up with a better name, no?

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