We’re barely a week into 2011 and we’ve already got our first major summer festival line up announcement of the season that has us excited for the warmer months ahead. Earlier today the fine folks behind the Wakarusa Music Festival dropped a monster list of bands that will take to the variety of tents and stages over the weekend of June 2 -5 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.
Now in it’s seventh year, the jam-friendly festival will be headlined by the mighty My Morning Jacket, who are joined at the top of the bill by Ben Harper & Relentless7, Thievery Corporation and STS9.
Other acts set to head to Mulberry Mountain this year will be HT faves Umphrey’s McGee, Mumford & Sons, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Perpetual Groove, Those Darlins and These United States.
A variety of ticketing options for the four day festival are currently on-sale, which include an early bird full event pass for the low price of $139.
READ ON for the full initial Wakarusa 2011 line up…
My Morning Jacket, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Bassnector, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mumford & Sons, Sharon Jones & The Dap King, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Toots & The Maytals, Ghostland Observatory, Modeselektor, Shpongle, Hallucinogen, Ozomatli, Rebelution, Galactic, Lotus, the New Deal, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Quixotic, Dark Star Orchestra, North Mississippi All Stars, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ryan Bingham, Lucero, The Heavy, Perpetual Groove, Wookiefoot, Budos Band, Groupo Fantasma, Split Lip Rayfield, Cornmeal, Ekoostik Hookah, MarchForth Marching Band, EOTO, Skrillex, Beats Antique, Stanton Warriors, Big Gigantic, The Beautiful Girls, Here Come The Mummies, Hot Buttered Rum, Langhorne Slim, Truth & Salvage Co., Iration, John Brown’s Body, Delhi 2 Dublin, Dana Fuchs, Hugo, Ott, VibeSquaD, Peelander-Z, Roy Davis Jr., Elliot Lipp, Karsh Kale, SBTRKT, Two Fresh, Resident Anti-Hero, Janover, Paper Diamond, ANA SIA, Syd Gris, Lance Herbstrong, An-Ten-Nae, Emancipator, TOKiMONSTA, Random Rab, Those Darlins, Jay Nash, Carrie Rodriquez, TFDI, Dubskin, Dirtyfoot, Pimps Of Joytime, Ha Ha Tonka, Mountain Sprout, Mountain Standard Time, Lubriphonic, Papa Grows Funk, Papadosio, Hoots & Hellmouth, Scythian, Spoonfed Tribe, Zoogma, Family Groove Company, These United States, Josh Phillips Folk Band, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Marrakesh Express, Honey Island Swamp Band, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Spiritual Rez, Frontier Ruckus, The Werks, Moon Taxi, Kinetix, The Congress, The Floozies, Somasphere, The Ben Miller Band, Radiohiro w MC Zulu, MO7S, TAKE
So will this line up get you to Wakarusa this year? Leave your thoughts in the comments section…