Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer and Snoop Dogg are among the top acts set for Rothbury, a new festival being launched by Madison House Presents and AEG Live. The event will be held July 3-6 in Rothbury, Michigan, about three hours northwest of Detroit.
The setting is the Double JJ Ranch, which will offer camping in addition to on-site lodging. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27 via RothburyFestival.com.
Additional artists confirmed to appear include Phil Lesh and Friends, 311, Modest Mouse, Primus, Gov't Mule, Thievery Corporation, the Black Keys, Medeski Martin & Wood, Phish's Mike Gordon, Beth Orton, Gogol Bordello, the Disco Biscuits, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Drive-By Truckers.
Beyond the music, organizers have established the Rothbury Think Tank, which will foster discussions and seminars about climate change and clean energy solutions. The Think Tank is being curated by DR. Stephen H. Schneider.
In addition, the event will feature an Energy Fair and will donate a minimum of $50,000 worth of solar panels to a local school.
The launch of Rothbury comes on the heel of another new AEG festival at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, which will be held in early August.
Here is the lineup for Rothbury:
Dave Matthews Band
Phil Lesh and Friends
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Sound Tribe Sector Nine
The Black Keys
Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman
Keller Williams and The WMD'S
The Disco Biscuits
Medeski Martin & Wood
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
The Dresden Dolls
Zappa Plays Zappa
Crystal Method DJ Set
JJ Grey & MOFRO
The Greyboy Allstars
The Secret Machines
Jakob Dylan and the Green Mountain Rebels
Yard Dogs Road Show
The Beautiful Girls
Tea Leaf Green
Emmitt Nershi Band
Panjea with Michael Kang
The Juan Mclean
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker