Gathering of the Vibes reveals 2013 festival lineup

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Phil Lesh & Friends will return to Connecticut this summer to headline the Gathering of the Vibes festival for the second consecutive year. Scheduled for July 25 to 28, the 18th annual festival will take place at Seaside Park in Bridgeport and feature over 40 artists across multiple stages throughout the historic and scenic 370-acre beachfront venue.

The Grateful Dead bassist will deliver two headlining sets at the 18th annual festival with help from John Scofield, John Medeski, Joe Russo and John Kadlecik. Also topping the list of initial performers will be The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, John Butler Trio and Galactic. James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation will deliver late night DJ sets.

“Our 2013 lineup is a result of sorting through thousands of comments and surveys responses; we hope to deliver an experience that keeps our core fans happy while remaining diverse and current,” commented festival founder Ken Hays in a press release. “It’s a model and approach that works for us.”

This year’s lineup also includes Funky Meters, Railroad Earth, John Scofield, Fishbone, The Revivalists, Lord Huron and Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real. Plenty of New England bands will perform as well, include Ryan Montbleau Band, Strangefolk, Deep Banana Blackout, Max Creek, McLovins and the Nigel Hall Band. Additional artists will be added over the next few months. The full initial lineup is available below.

Tickets for the Gathering of the Vibes are now on sale through the festival’s official website. Weekend passes with on-site camping, which will be required for access to the kick-off concert on Thursday or any of the late night sets on Friday and Saturday, can be purchased at the “way-advance” price of $195. VIP passes are also available for $475. Information on single-day tickets has not yet been announced.

Gathering of the Vibes is an all ages, family friendly event, offering an exclusive Family Camping area, Kids Corner, Teen Scene including interactive programing and a “School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage”, featuring musical instruction and jam sessions with Main Stage artists.

2013 Gathering of the Vibes Festival Lineup

Phil Lesh and Friends
The Black Crowes
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
The Roots
John Butler Trio
Funky Meters
Dark Star Orchestra
John Scofield Uberjam
Railroad Earth
Original Strangefolk
Assembly of Dust
Max Creek
Ryan Montbleau Band
Lord Huron
The Revivalists
Tribal Seeds
Nigel Hall Band
Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real
David Gans
Band Together
Cosmic Jibaros
Andy The Music Man

Late Night Sets:
James Murphy (DJ Set)
Rob Garza (DJ Set)
Deep Banana Blackout
Kung Fu and the Dojo All-Stars

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