Lineup revealed for 2012 Life is good Festival

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Organizers for the Life is good festival have revealed the lineup for this year’s event, which will return for it third year at Prowse Farm in Canton on September 22 and 23. One again, the two-day festival boasts a diverse lineup for all ages, while holding onto its unique flair by donating 100% of all the profits to children in need. Leading the way will be headliners Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Sara Bareilles.

Other highlights for the 2011 Life is good Festival include Soulive, Eric Hutchinson, Trombome Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Allen Stone, Katie Herzig, ALO, The Infamous Stringdusters and Sarah Jarosz will also perform, while the Ryan Montbleau Band, Orange Television and Muck & The Mires will represent Massachusetts’ own homegrown talent. Children’s music superstars The Fresh Beat Band and Dan Zanes & Friends will headline the Good Kids Stage on both days, alongside special kids performances from Kidz Bop Kids and Josh & the JamTones.

Tickets for the 2012 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. In lieu of a ticket service fee, an additional $10 donation to the Life is good Kids Foundation will be added to adult ticket purchases and a $5 donation will be added to kids ticket purchases. Each ticket buyer will be directed to a personal fundraising page that supports The Life is good Playmakers. Festival-goers who raise funds will be rewarded with exclusive backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets and other prizes as “VGPs” (Very Good People).

“We play, we dance, we make great music,” said Michael Franti, who will return for his second consecutive year at the Life is good festival, in a press release. “Everyone who attends The Life is good Festival is all about spreading optimism and helping kids in need. I can’t think of anything more worthwhile than supporting Life is good’s annual fundraiser.”

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. More performers will be announced over the next couple of months. The full lineup thus far – including performance days – for the 2012 Life is good Festival is available below.

Once again, the Boston-based apparel company Life is good partnered up with Superfly Presents (the nationally-recognized producers of the renowned festivals Bonnaroo and Outside Lands) to produce the two-day music festival with hopes of raising $1 million to benefit the Life is good Playmakers, the action arm of the Life is good Kids Foundation. To date, Life is good has raised more than $8 million for kids in need.

“There’s nothing better than making a difference and enjoying yourself while you do it,” said Bert Jacobs, chief executive optimist for Life is good, in a press release. “Everyone who attends the Festival joins in the spirit of spreading the power of optimism and raising money and awareness for The Life is good Playmakers, dedicated to helping kids overcome poverty, violence and illness.”

2012 Life is good Festival Lineup

Saturday, September 22
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sara Barielles
Soulive
Eric Hutchinson
Ryan Montbleau Band
Allen Stone
Katie Herzig
Muck And The Mires

Sunday, September 23
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
ALO
The Infamous Stringdusters
Sarah Jarosz
Orange Television

On The Good Kids Stage (Both Days)
The Fresh Beat Band
Dan Zanes & Friends
Kidz Bop Kids
Josh & the JamTones

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