Attention Georgia recycling plants: Come mid-October, fields worth of empty tallboys are headed your way. Prepare the big bins.
The inaugural Echo Project announced its initial artist lineup today, and the promoters of the new environmentally friendly event appear poised to jump on the crowd Vegoose left behind when it veered into the Coachella skid.
The Echo Project breaks its cherry about 20 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta in Fairburn on October 12-14 — many more artists are expected to be announced, but the initial roster includes Phil & Friends, The Killers, The Roots, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Disco Biscuits, Cypress Hill, Cat Power & the Dirty Blues Band, ALO, the Avett Brothers, Stephen Marley, Perpetual Groove, The Polyphonic Spree, Brazilian Girls and, whoa, this is unexpected…Michael Franti & Spearhead!
This festival’s only got one big problem: Lineup disparities aside, it’ll still compete mainly with the Vegoose clientele, and The Echo Project doesn’t have, um, Las fucking Vegas as a backdrop. Regardless, early-bird tickets go on sale at 10 am tomorrow — see the official website for more details.