Here it is, kids – the artists playing at the 2011 Nateva Music and Camping Festival, August 4-7 at the Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford, ME. Here’s who you’ll be able to find on the four stages (with more to be announced as they confirm). Acts who might be of particular interest to readers of HillyTown are highlighted:
Thievery Corporation, STS9, Gregg Allman Band, John Butler Trio, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Guster, Ghostland Observatory, Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene â€“ Acoustic Duo, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, 7 Walkers featuring Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Martin Sexton, The New Deal, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dave Mason, Peter Wolf, EOTO, Donna the Buffalo, Max Creek, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Tim Reynolds and TR3, Moonalice, McLovins, Gypsy Tailwind, Eskmo, Zach Deputy, Strangefolk, Ryan Montleau Band, Session Americana, Sister Sparrow, Dopapod, Indobox, Roots of Creation, The Mallett Brother Band, Nutritious, Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws, Ghost of Jupiter featuring Nate Wilson, Otis Groove, Nephrok! Allstars, The Ron Noyes Band
Though there aren’t as many heavy hitters of the indie rock variety this year (honestly, it would be hard to top having Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, and Passion Pit), Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes definitely fit the indie rock/roots/jam-band crossover that the festival needs. Good call. So what do people think about this? If you already bought tickets, are you happy with what you’re getting for your money? If you didn’t buy tickets, does this lineup do the trick to convince you? Now that bands have been announced, ticket prices went up a bit, and the lowest tier is $189 for the 3-day pass. Get them here.