Lineup announced for Gathering of the Vibes

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The initial lineup for the 16th annual Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Conneticut has been announced with Furthur, Jane’s Addiction and Elvis Costello set as this year’s headliners. The festival will take place from July 21 through 24 at Bridgeport’s Seaside Park.

The festival, which was founded in honor of the late Jerry Garcia, will have a distinct Grateful Dead flavor as  surviving members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir play with Furthur and Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will also perform with their latest project, The Rhythm Devils.

Other major acts confirmed to play at Gathering of the Vibes 2011 include John Butler Trio, moe., The Levon Helm Band, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Toots & The Maytals and the Taj Mahal Trio. Some local New England flavor will be added thanks to the likes of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the Ryan Montbleau Band, The McLovins and Big Gigantic amongst others.

Tickets range from $40-$150 for single day tickets and $205-$420 for weekend camping passes. Also, for the first time, single day VIP passes will be available which feature “rock-star parking, a stage-side chill tent, catered meals, snacks and beverages.”

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