Rothbury 09 Announced: Dylan, Dead, more


The Dead, Dylan,
Willie Nelson, Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Hold Steady, Cold War Kids, MSTRKRFT,
Broken Social Scene, Ani DiFranco  and
String Cheese Incident among the big names….


By Blurt Staff


The Dead (in their ONLY summer appearance), Bob Dylan, The String Cheese
Incident, Willie Nelson & Family, and The Black Crowes will top the bill of
over 60 diverse and stellar artists at the second annual ROTHBURY Festival at
the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan on July 2-3-4-5, 2009.



Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 20, at noon at

Also on the bill are Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, STS9 (2
shows: full band/Live PA Set), G. Love & Special Sauce, Gov’t Mule, Broken
Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Guster, Les Claypool, Chromeo, Girl
Talk, The Hold Steady, Ani DiFranco and many others.  A complete list of
confirmed artists follows.  More artists will be announced in the coming

ROTHBURY emerged last year as a new Fourth of July celebration. With The Dead
performing their only summer show, The String Cheese Incident together for
their only show for 2009, and cultural icons Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and
Ralph Stanley, ROTHBURY 2009 continues to honor America’s extraordinary
festival lineage. Interlacing ushers of the new American music scene such as
STS9, Chromeo, and MSTRKRFT, globally recognized acts including Femi Kuti &
The Positive Force, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas, and King
Sunny Adé & His African Beats and local Michigan artists The Macpodz,
Steppin’ In It, The Ragbirds, Four Finger Five, and The Hard Lessons, ROTHBURY
delivers music of integrity across all genres. Coupled with a commitment to
exploring the integration of art and modern thought and technology throughout
the event, ROTHBURY creates a unique 21st century American gathering unlike any

ROTHBURY 2009 also unveils its broadened GOOD LIFE VIP offerings. Expanded this
year to fit all budgets and tastes, ROTHBURY’s VIP experiences are unmatched by
any other U.S.
festival. Utilizing the festival’s unique site, fans can choose from a variety
of sleeping/living options including beach front and forested environments and
a selection of habitats such as safari tents, teepees, pre-fab camping packages
and more.  Each GOOD LIFE neighborhood offers a distinctly different
living experience for a variety of budgets. Visit for full GOOD LIFE details.

Building on its mission to create a state-of-the-art large scale sustainable
event and to organize and nurture community involvement that makes a
difference, ROTHBURY 2009 promises even more cutting-edge festival
implementation of ever-changing green technologies. The 2009 ROTHBURY Think
Tank, an event within the event, explores the topic of the emerging “New
Green Economy.” The Think Tank will host various buzz sessions and
roundtables between leading scientists, scholars, writers, progressive
political and corporate leaders, youth leaders, ROTHBURY artists, and ROTHBURY
attendees.  Think Tank Programming details coming soon.

ROTHBURY itself is committed to producing a near zero-waste concert. The first
to tackle a green program of this magnitude at an around-the-clock (camping)
concert in the USA,
ROTHBURY has an on-staff Greening Chief, and has implemented multiple
initiatives toward this effort, including replacing disposables with 100%
compostables, recycling and composting, choosing clean energy,
carbon-offsetting, and Green Ticket options. Visit for more information.

ROTHBURY’s current list of confirmed
artists is as follows:


The Dead
Bob Dylan and His Band
The String Cheese Incident
Willie Nelson & Family
The Black Crowes
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Nas
G. Love & Special Sauce
Gov’t Mule
Broken Social Scene
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Disco Biscuits
Les Claypool
Cold War Kids
John Butler
Ani DiFranco
Girl Talk
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Martin Sexton
Flogging Molly
Railroad Earth
The Hold Steady
Toots & The Maytals
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Brett Dennen
Zappa Plays Zappa
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Shpongle DJ Set
Son Volt
Jackie Greene
Man Man
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band w/ Tony Rice
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
Kid Cudi
STS9 Live PA
The Glitch Mob
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Pretty Lights
Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll
Quannum All Stars ft. Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs, Gift of Gab &
Toubab Krewe
Sam Roberts Band
Hill Country Revue
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Lipp Service
2020 Soundsystem
Break Science ft. Adam Deitch
The Hard Lessons
The Low Anthem
Underground Orchestra
Future Rock
The Macpodz
Steppin’ In It
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Chris Pierce
Rachel Goodrich
The Ragbirds
Four Finger Five

Additional acts to be announced in the coming months.




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