More performers added to Maine’s Nateva Festival

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Organizers for the Nateva Festival, scheduled to take place in Northern Maine over 4th of July weekend, have revealed another batch of performers for the inaugural festival. The latest set of Nateva acts includes STS9, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Umphrey’s McGee, Max Creek, The Felice Brothers, John Brown’s Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Greensky Bluegrass and Boston’s own Ryan Montbleau Band. They will join previously announced headliners moe. (July 2), The Flaming Lips (July 3) and Furthur (July 4).

Nateva will take place on the 100-acre Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford, Maine, which is about 2 1/2 hours north of Boston and 45 minutes from Portland, Maine. Other performers confirmed to play the festival include The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Zappa Plays Zappa, Keller Williams and Moonalice. Lotus will kick off the weekend with a special concert at the festival grounds on Thursday, July 1. Many more bands are expected to be added to the festival’s lineup over the next few weeks .Nateva does have a clear focus on jam bands, though organizers say they do plan on booking a variety of acts including country, folk, reggae, classic rock and indie artists. Capacity for the festival will be capped at 15,000.

Weekend passes with camping are $249 and without camping $229 but, are on sale through Sunday, March 14 for $199 and $179 at NatevaFestival.com. Admission to the early kick-off show with Lotus will be $20 and only be sold to attendees with camping tickets. Children under 10 are free when accompanied by a paid adult. A limited number of VIP packages ($425) featuring special viewing platforms, preferred parking, camping, dining, a full-service bar, and more amenities are also available. As of now, there are no plans to sell individual single day tickets.

Local bands can submit applications to perform at Nateva this summer by applying online through Sonicbids.

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