Jack Johnson, Hall & Oates to headline Life is good Festival

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Organizers for the annual Life is good Festival have revealed the full slate of performers for this year’s event, which will once again donate 100% of all the profits to children in need. Jack Johnson and Daryl Hall & John Oates will headline the two-day festival, which will take place at Prowse Farm in Canton on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.

Other highlights for the 2013 Life is good Festival include The Roots, Amos Lee, Dawes and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also scheduled to perform are Trampled By Turtles, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Good Old War, Delta Rae and Bahamas, while Massachusetts will be represented by homegrown standouts Gentlemen Hall, Lake Street Dive and Jesse Dee.

“Every music festival has its own feel,” said Johnson in a press release. “All my friends that have played at the Life is Good Festival have told me that the energy that the crowd brings is like nowhere else. I can’t wait to finally experience It myself.”

As previously announced, children’s music superstars Yo Gabba Gabba! will headline the Good Kids Stage on both days, alongside performances from Boston’s own Josh & The Jamtones and Seattle’s Recess Monkey.

Hometown favorite Ryan Montbleau, who performed with his band at last year’s festival, will curate live acoustic performances from various musical friends in the Life is good Coffee House. The new festival spot promises attendees a “relaxed, intimate atmosphere where Festival-goers can enjoy Life is good coffee throughout the weekend”. Life is good will announce the full Coffee House lineup later this summer.

Located at the foot of Blues Hill in Canton, Prowse Farm will host the festival’s three stages and plethora of activities across its 44-acre property.

Tickets for the 2013 Life is good festival are now on sale through Ticketfly. Two-day adult passes are available for $120, while single-day tickets are $65. Kids (2-12 years) 2-day passes are available for $35 tickets (2-12 years) are $20 for one day, $35 for a two-day pass; kids under 2 years are admitted for free. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Life is good Playmakers, the action arm of the Life is good Kids Foundation.

Each ticket buyer will be directed to a personal fundraising page, where they are encouraged to raise funds to support The Life is good Kids Foundation. Festival-goers who raise $500 or more will be rewarded with exclusive backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets and other perks.

“Each year for one very special weekend, we see music fans of all ages come together at the Life is good Festival for a positive purpose,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist for Life is good, in a press release. “By raising more than a million dollars for the Life is good Kids Foundation, the Festival celebrates the impact we can have in the lives of kids who really need it”.

Johnson, who last weekend stepped in at the last minute for Mumford & Sons to headline the famed Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival in Tenessee, will release his sixth studio album, From Here to Now to You on September 17. Though their last album together was ten years ago, 70/80’s hit-makers Daryl Hall and John Oates have remained busy with solo releases and other projects.

Last year’s Life is good Festival lineup included sets from Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sara Barielles, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Fresh Beat Band and more.

2013 Life is good Festival Lineup

Saturday, September 21
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots
Trampled By Turtles
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Lake Street Dive
Gentlemen Hall

Sunday, September 22
Jack Johnson
Amos Lee
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Good Old War
Delta Rae
Jesse Dee

Kids Acts – Both Days

Yo Gabba Gabba!
Recess Monkey
Josh and The Jamtones

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