The Avett Brothers are set to headline the 2012 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, it was announced today.
Other acts named today include Ghostland Observatory, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu and The Travelin’ McCourys.
The bands will join Primus, Girl Talk, Umphrey’s McGee, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Pretty Lights, and over 60 other acts to round out the initial lineup.
We’ve heard no word on whether more acts will be announced in the coming months, but they are, it wouldn’t be a first. Minus the Bear was added to the 2011 list in late February and a few more additions came in late March following completion of the Waka Winter Classic.
This year’s event continues on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas and runs from May 31 to June 3.
Full event passes start at $149. Two-day and three-day passes should be on sale soon. Full ticket information is available at wakarusa.com.
Here’s the list including the first two announcements. Thoughts?
2012 Wakarusa Lineup
|Announcement #1||Announcement #2||Announcement #3|
|Pretty Lights||Primus||The Avett Brothers|
|Weir, Robinson & Greene Acoustic Trio||Umphrey’s McGee*||Slightly Stoopid*|
|Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros||Girl Talk||Matisyahu|
|G. Love & Special Sauce||Fitz & the Tantrums||Ghostland Observatory|
|Balkan Beat Box*||Big Gigantic||Tinariwen|
|Beats Antique||The Del McCoury Band||Savoy|
|Railroad Earth*||Quixotic*||Perpetual Groove*|
|MiMoSA||Tea Leaf Green||EOTO|
|SOJA*||Gary Clark Jr.||The Travelin’ McCourys|
|ALO||Iration||The Travelin’ Mccourys featuring Keller Williams|
|Keller Williams*||Blitzen Trapper||MarchFourth Marching Band *|
|Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit||Emmitt Nershi Band*||The Devil Makes Three|
|The Infamous Stringdusters*||VibeSquaD*||Split Lip Rayfield*|
|Green Velvet||LA Riots||Tribal Seeds|
|MartyParty||Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz w/ Dynamite MC||Gaelic Storm|
|RJD2||Toubab Krewe||New Monsoon*|
|12th Planet||That 1 Guy||The Motet*|
|Paper Diamond||Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers||Hot Buttered Rum*|
|Orgone||Heartless Bastards*||The Dirty Guv’nahs|
|Papadosio||The Secret Sisters||The Werks|
|Assembly of Dust||Dirtfoot*||NiT GriT|
|The Moondoggies*||Adventure Club||Keys N Krates|
|The Heavy Pets*||R/D*||Kids These Days|
|The Sheepdogs*||Lance Herbstrong*||Daedelus|
|Opiuo||Nathaniel Rateliff||Snarky Puppy|
|Phutureprimitive||Virtual Boy||Michal Menert|
|Love and Light||Momophonics||Cordovas*|
|Wick-it the Instigator||Ugly Lion||Mia Borders|
|Govinda||The Delta Saints*||Nadis Warriors|
|Shannon McNally||Hearts of Darkness||Ben Miller Band|
|Head for the Hills|
*Indicates 2 scheduled sets
Artist additions: Royal Family Ball featuring Soulive & Lettuce, The Bright Light Social Hour, The Goddamn Gallows, The Big Wu