Rothbury and Mile High Music Festivals continue to add artists


With the festival season heating up, AEG Live made two announcements this week regarding it’s two biggest festivals, Rothbury and Mile High.



Few people knew that the town of Rothbury, Michigan even existed a few months ago. But this week it seems like the eyes and ears of music freaks from around the country are looking, just to the east of Lake Michigan as the Rothbury Music Festival continues to add artists to an already impressive line-up.

This week, it was announced that Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, Atmosphere, Steel Pulse, The Wailers featuring Elan, Ingrid Michaelson, Perpetual Groove, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Boombox, Brother Ali, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, and Four Finger Five have joined the line-up.

That lineup already includes: Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer, 311, Phil Lesh and Friends, Modest Mouse, Primus, Snoop Dogg, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Thievery Corporation, Colbie Caillat and many others.

On July 4th weekend 2008 (July 3 through 6), Rothbury will emerge in what the promoters are calling “the next generation of rock and roll music festivals.” The site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries.

In addition to a diverse and stellar lineup of over 70 bands on 8 stages, Rothbury will host a Think Tank and Energy Fair, and features “unprecedented audience participation opportunities.”
ROTHBURY’s current list of confirmed artists is as follows:
Dave Matthews Band
Widespread Panic
John Mayer
Phil Lesh and Friends
Thievery Corporation
Snoop Dogg
Modest Mouse
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Gov’t Mule
Slightly Stoopid
Colbie Caillat
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Black Keys
Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll & Sipe
Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman
Gogol Bordello
Citizen Cope
The Disco Biscuits
Medeski Martin & Wood
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
Sam Beam of Iron and Wine
Drive-By Truckers
The Mickey Hart Band feat. George Porter Jr. and Steve Kimock
Of Montreal
E-Town Radio Show
The Dresden Dolls
Brett Dennen
Taj Mahal
Mike Gordon
Zappa Plays Zappa
Crystal Method DJ Set
State Radio
The Greyboy Allstars
The Secret Machines
Railroad Earth
Steel Pulse
Beth Orton
The Wailers
Perpetual Groove
Jakob Dylan and the Gold Mountain Rebels
A 3
Bettye Lavette
Emmitt-Nershi Band
Ingrid Michaelson
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Panjea with Michael Kang
Yard Dogs Road Show
The Beautiful Girls
Sage Francis
Tea Leaf Green
Pnuma Trio
Brother Ali
The Juan MacLean
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Greensky Bluegrass
DJ Rekha
Dead Confederate
Trampled By Turtles
Four Finger Five
Motion Potion
DJ Rootz

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Mile High:
AEG Live is positioning Denver’s inaugural Mile High Music Festival, as a Colorado version of Austin City Limits. The initial announcement generated national media attention and massive ticket sales. But it doesn’t appear that the promoters are happy to sit back with that they have.
This week they announced a slew of new artists joining the line up as well as new partnerships.
The new artists announced, include: Jason Mraz, Lupe Fiasco, Mike Gordon of Phish, Hill Country Revue, Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, Ferras, The Whigs and Eric Hutchinson.
They join Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, The Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Spoon, Flogging Molly, The Roots and many others.
Mile High will partner with The ArtDistrict on burgeoning Santa Fe Avenue in Denver to select a diverse group of esteemed regional artists to participate in the festival’s village. The ArtDistrict will be choosing a panel of distinguished jurors to help select artist participants.

Also just announced, Colorado based not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will host a Food Drive at the Mile High Music Festival to benefit Food Bank of the Rockies All patrons donating 10 non-perishable food items, or $10.00, will receive a limited edition Conscious Alliance/Mile High Music Festival poster by rock artist Randy Bishop.
The festival will take place July 19 and 20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

The line-up for Mile High Music Festival powered by SanDisk is currently as follows (not in order of appearance, additional artists still to be announced):

Saturday, July 19
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Steve Winwood
Jason Mraz
Citizen Cope
Lupe Fiasco
Andrew Bird
Mike Gordon
Josh Ritter
State Radio
JJ Grey & Mofro
Bob Schneider
Hill Country Revue
Newton Faulkner
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
Born In The Flood
Eric Hutchinson

Sunday, July 20
Dave Matthews Band
John Mayer
The Black Crowes
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Flogging Molly
Colbie Caillat
The Roots
Leftover Salmon
Martin Sexton
Ingrid Michaelson
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Tea Leaf Green
Brett Dennen
Rose Hill Drive
The New Mastersounds
The Whigs
Serena Ryder
The Photo Atlas

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