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2012 Headstash Music Festival Guide
2012 Lineups, Tickets, Dates and Coverage (additions in bold)


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July 5-8 – Quincy, CA (3 hours N of Sacramento)
Adult Early-Bird Four-Day Passes: $199.00, various prices for younger
22nd year
– Last year's attendance: 10,000 – Camping: Yes

Headstash's Take: In it’s 22nd year, High Sierra is one of the longest tenured music festivals around. The festival, which annually boasts a diverse lineup that in the past has included My Morning Jacket, Ween, The Warren Haynes Band and Yonder Mountain String Band, prides itself in being a small-minded big festival with no overlapping shows and a wide variety of blues, funk, jazz and rock. This year, Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth and Galactic will headline the California event this year. A little for everyone would be an understatement.

2012 Lineup: Ben Harper, STS9, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Built to Spill, Toots and the Maytals, Ryan Bingham, ALO, Lotus, Delta Spirit, Soulive, Heartless Bastards, Devil Makes Three, Deer Tick, Greensky Bluegrass, The Slip, Lettuce, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Grupo Fantasma, MarchFourth Marching Band, The Motet:Funk Is Dead!, Skerik's Bandalabra, Red Baraat, The Stooges Brass Band, The New Orleans Suspects, Nathan Moore, The Lumineers, Marco Benevento, Elephant Revival, Papadosio, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Gardens and Villa, Mike Dillon Band, Steve Poltz, Big Gigantic, Garage A Trois, Paper Diamond, The Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich, Ike Stubblefield, Grant Green Jr., Ben Sollee, Split Lip Rayfield, Birds of Chicago, Delicate Steve, David Garza, Kids These Days, Y La Bamba, Matt The Electrician, "Delicate" Steve Marion, Sunny Jain from Red Baraat, Matisyahu, Mocean Worker, Rubblebucket, Dead Winter Carpenters, Silent Frisco, Big Light, The Nibblers, Living Folklore

Late-Nights:
THURSDAY:
STS9, Galactic (feat. Corey Glover of Living Colour), The Motet: Funk Is Dead

FRIDAY: Lotus, Papdosio, ALO, Surprise Me Mr. Davis

SATURDAY: Railroad Earth, Royal Family Ball, MarchFourth Marching Band, Brokedown In Bakersfield

SUNDAY: Big Gigantic, Paper DIamond, The Devil Makes Three, Split Lip Rayfield


July 12-14 – Mariaville, NY (40 mins. NW of Albany)
Three-Day GA Ticket: $170.00, VIP Upgrade: $259.00,
Car Camping Pass: $20.00

11th year
– Last year's attendance: 25,000 – Camping: Yes

Headstash's Take: Camp Bisco grew by 5,000 from its eight year to its ninth and 10,000 from nine to ten, showing no signs of stopping. What started as a place for like-minded Disco Biscuits fans to converge has quickly become one of the most popular and well-respected festivals on the East Coast - even among those who have no idea who Brownie or Barber is. This year, they're bringing in Skrillex and Bassnectar to hold down the womp while DJ sets from Amon Tobin, Shpongle, A-Trak, Bonobo and MiM0SA counteract live sets by Lotus, Crystal Castles and Big Gigantic. With Disco Biscuits shows becoming more and more rare, this festival is going to be talked about for years to come - for better or worse.

Travel Tip: Although they are always "working on it," the line to get searched and into Camp Bisco is almost always annoyingly long. Get there early or expect to miss some of the first night of shows.

2012 Lineup: Skrillex, Bassnectar, The Disco Biscuits, Crystal Castles, Big Gigantic, Lotus, Holy Fuck!, Brothers Past, Break Science with Chali 2na, Big Boi, Atmosphere, Portugal. The Man, El Ten Eleven, Amon Tobin's ISAM, Shpongle Presents The Masquerade, A-Trak, Dada Life, MiM0SA, Daedelus, Simian Mobile Disco, Bonobo, Zed’s Dead, Porter Robinson, Zedd, Mord Fustang, Kill The Noise, Rubblebucket, Gramatik, Tycho, Nit Grit, Archnemesis, Crave, Alvin Risk, The M Machine, Zoogma, Eliot Lipp (Live), Blau, Mansions on the Moon, Future Rock, Minnesota, The Knocks, Abakus, Thundercat, Shingeto, Ill-Esha, Killabits, Lance Herbstrong, Mux Mool, Orchard Lounge, Virtual Boy, Dr. Fameus, Nick Catchdubs, Codes, JWLS, Star Eyes, Mindelixier, Nadis Warriors, Paul Chambers, Inspired Flight, Freekbot, Alpha Data, Kung Fu, Manhattan Project, Rich Aucoin, Hottub, Xylos, Spiritual Rez, Bird of Prey, Revolva, Michetti

Daily Schedule:
TBA

Festival Website: http://www.campbisco.net/


July 19-22 – Bridgeport, CT (90 mins. NE of New York City)
Advance Weekend Camping Pass: $205.00,
VIP Camping Pass: $420.00

17th year
– Last year's attendance: 20,000 – Camping: Yes

Headstash's Take: Vibes is a festival that prides itself being based around the music, emotions and ideals of The Grateful Dead. This year's lineup is chock full of all GD current projects like Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby, 7 Walkers and Mickey Hart Band. This year, there's even a little electronic rock with STS9, Conspirator and a Big Gigantic-Conspirator collaboration. Rounding the event out are eclectic acts like Zappa Plays Zappa, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Avett Brothers - all fairly different performers. The Connecticut coast will undoubtedly be rocking with old-school fans, new-school fans and jam fans.

Travel Tip: The festival is in the middle of Bridgeport, so you can always get into the city to get supplies for much cheaper than the normal festival general store.

2012 Lineup: Primus, Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby (with special guest Branford Marsalis), STS9, The Avett Brothers, Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steel Pulse, Zappa Plays Zappa, 7 Walkers feat. Bill Kreutzmann, The Greyboy Allstars, George Porter Jr. and Runnin' Pardners, Keller Williams, Dark Star Orchestra, Mates of State, Deep Banana Blackout, ALO, Ryan Montbleau Band, Max Creek, Zach Deputy, Kung Fu, Joe Pug, Outernational, David Gans, McLovins, Dangermuffin Yarn, Toubab Krewe, Dopapod, Cosmic Jibaros, Twiddle, Band Together, Andy The Music Man, Lucid, The Primate Fiasco, Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why, Miz, School of Rock Teen Vibes Stage, Royal Family Ball feat. Soulive and Lettuce (late-night), Conspirator (late-night), Gigantic Underground Conspiracy (late-night), The Machine (late-night)

Daily Schedule:
TBA

 
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July 19-22 – Thornville, OH (45 mins. E of Columbus)
Advance Four-Day Passes: $199.00, VIP Passes: $490.00 + fees
16th year
– Last year's attendance: 25,000 – Camping: Yes

Headstash's Take: No that isn't a typo - All Good is in Ohio this year after so many years on Marvin's Mountaintop in West Virginia. Reasons on the switch are still not clear, but it definitely came as a surprise to the East Coast locals. Nevertheless, All Good has been one of the preeminent jam festivals in the country for years now and there's no reason to think a different venue will change that. Priding itself on no overlapping sets, this year features legends The Allman Brothers, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby as well as The Flaming Lips, Lotus, Galactic and Shpongle. And with more bands left to be announced, organizers surely have a few surprises in store for their first foray into the Midwest.
 
Travel Tip: This is not this venue's first rodeo, but it is the first All Good, so get there early to avoid potential complications and delays.

2012 Lineup: The Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Flaming Lips, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby feat. Branford Marsalis, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Lotus*, Big Gigantic, Yonder Mountain String Band, Conspirator, G. Love and Special Sauce, Galactic*, Shpongle Presents The Masquerade*, Mickey Hart Band, Dark Star Orchestra, Trampled By Turtles, SOJA, Railroad Earth, Papadosio*, The Werks, The Wood Brothers, Lettuce*, The Lumineers, Everyone Orchestra, The Rex Jam, Tea Leaf Green, New Mastersounds, Greensky Bluegrass, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The 4onthefloor, ALO, Elephant Revival, Dirtfoot, Yellow Dubmarine, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons, Passafire, The Devil Makes Three, Corey Harris and The Rasta Blues Experience, Rubblebucket, The Pimps of Joytime, Red Wanting Blue, Moon Hooch, Cris Jacobs Band, Special Performance By The Bridge

* = denotes late-night performer
2011 Coverage: Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Recap, Review Guide


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August 3-5 – Chicago, IL
Three-Day Passes and Single-Day Tickets: SOLD OUT,
16th year
– Last year's attendance: 270,000 (three days) – Camping: No

Headstash's Take: Lollapalooza is one of the biggest festivals in the country and is centrally located in Chicago's beautiful Grant Park. Though it began as a celebration for alternative rock, it's quickly become a haven for some of the biggest names in electronic music. Combining the best in rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White), alternative (The Black Keys, The Shins) and electronic (Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Kaskade), the incredibly diverse lineup makes for an inimitable festival experience. This year is made even more special with appearances by Justice, the original lineup Black Sabbath and Sigur Ros - a few bands you'll have trouble catching too often anywhere else.

Travel Tip: Chicago is an expensive city and music ends at around 11:00 p.m., so plan accordingly.

2012 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, At The Drive-In, Bassnectar, Avicii, The Shins, Justice, Passion Pit, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Sigur Ros, Bloc Party, Calvin Harris, Miike Snow, The Afghan Whigs, M83, Franz Ferdinand, Frank Ocean, Nero, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Delta Spirit, Santigold, Metric, Zeds Dead, The Temper Trap, Wale, Big Gigantic, Die Antwoord, Dawes, Tune-Yards, Skream and Benga, The Head and The Heart, The Big Pink, Twin Shadow, The Tallest Man on Earth, Toro Y Moi, Fun., Little Dragon, Dr. Dog, Of Monsters And Men, Gary Clark Jr., Alabama Shakes, The Gaslight Anthem, SBTRKT, Amadou and Mariam, Porter Robinson, The Walkmen, Tame Impala, Band of Skulls, JJ Grey and Mofro, Madeon, Neon Indian, Zedd, Dum Dum Girls, Paper Diamond, Washed Out, Aloe Blacc, Trampled By Turtles, Bear In Heaven, Blind Pilot, Chairlift, The Black Angels, Yellow Ostrich, Givers, Polica, Bombay Bicycle Club, Sharon Van Etten, White Rabbits, Doomtree, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Devil Makes Three, Oberhofer, Star Slinger, The War on Drugs, Michael Kiwanuka, O Rappa, Bowerbirds, Orchard Lounge, Mona, The Growlers, Hey Rosetta!, Jeff The Brotherhood, Anamanaguchi, First Aid Kit, Wax, Fidlar, JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound, Milo Greene, Los Jaivas, Kopecky Family Band, The Jezabels, Nadastrom, LP, DJ Nihal, Yuna, The White Panda, Walk Off The Earth, Animal Kingdom, Dev, Salva, The Sheepdogs, The Dunwells, DJ Mel, Empires, Kevin Devine, Dry The River, Helena, Haley Reinhart, Imaginary Cities, Overdoz, Ambassadors, DJ Zebo, thenewno2, Moon Taxi, Chacellor Warhol, Laura Warshauer, Red Oblivion, Kid Color

Daily Schedule:
TBA

Festival Website: http://www.lollapalooza.com/

2011 Coverage: Review Guide
 

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August 10-12 – Turin, NY
Not-So-Early-Bird Tickets: $120.00
13th year – Last year's attendance: 10,000 – Camping: Yes

Headstash's Take: For the moe.ron who didn’t get enough in Amsterdam, Illinois or all over the rest of the country, moe.down is the premiere moe. event. It’s the biggest, the most bombastic and it’s at times just plain ridiculous. After two years in Mohawk, NY, moe.down is back to where it began in Turin - the place that housed the ridiculous affair for a decade. This year they're joined by Summer Camp partners, Umphrey's McGee, SOJA, Timbre Coup and of course, plenty of goofy rockers moe.

2012 Lineup: moe., Umphrey's McGee, SOJA, TImbre Coup, Aqueus, North Mississippi Allstars, The Bright Light Social Hour, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Galactic, The Wood Brothers, Marco Benevento, Kyle Hollingsworth, The Everyone Orchestra (conducted by Matt Butler, featuring Steve Kimock, Marco Benevento, Jamie Masefield, Jeff Sipe, Andy Hess, Jans Ingber and more), Leroy Justice, JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound, Infantree

Daily Schedule:
TBA

Festival Website: http://www.moedown.com/

2011 Coverage: Review Guide


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August 10-12 – San Francisco, CA
Regular Three-Day Ticket: $225.00, VIP Three-Day Ticket: $495.00
5th year
– Last year's attendance: 60,000 – Camping: No

Headstash's Take: Golden Gate Park will host the fifth annual Outside Lands festival in early August. This year will be headlined by legendary rockers Metallica, funk genius Stevie Wonder, future hall of famers in Jack White and The Foo Fighters and electronic acts like Skrillex, Justice, Big Gigantic and more. Outside Lands straddles the line between indie rock event and diverse, Coachella-like lineup and does so in a beautifully serene San Francisco park. If you needed an excuse to hit the left coast, here it is.

Travel Tip: Be sure to check out the city while you're there. Outside Lands boasts the best in music, food and wine, but the city of San Francisco is the real star of the show. You're not camping, so you don't have any excuses not to sightsee.

2012 Lineup: Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White, Foo Fighters, Beck, Skrillex, Sigur Ros, Justice, Norah Jones, Dispatch, The Kills, Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Andrew Bird, Grandaddy, Big Boi, Bloc Party, Explosions in the Sky, Santigold, Franz Ferdinand, MSTRKRFT, Rebelution, Die Antwoord, Fitz and The Tantrums, Portugal. The Man, Amadou and Mariam, Wolfgang Gartner, Fun., Dr. Dog, The Walkmen, Washed Out, City and Colour, Two Gallants, Of Monsters and Men, MiM0SA, Amabama Shakes, Reggie Watts, Trampled By Turtles, Tame Impala, Jovanotti, The Be Good Tanyas, Geographer, Sharon Van Etten, Yacht, Sean Hayes, Bomba Estereo, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Thee Oh Sees, Wallpaper, Tennis, Zola Jesus, White Denim, Allen Stone, The M Machine, Michael Kiwanuka, Tanlines, Father John Misty, Electric Guest, Caveman, Yellow Ostrich, Papa, Honey Island Swamp Band, Animal Kingdom

Daily Schedule:
TBA

2011 Coverage: Review Guide

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August 31- September 2 – New York City, NY
General Admission Three-Day Pass: $299.00, VIP Three-Day Pass: $649.00, Platinum Three-Day Pass: $1199.00
4th year
– Last year's attendance: 85,000 – Camping: No

Headstash's Take: If you start off your summer in Miami with Ultra, you should definitely finish it in New York City at the Electric Zoo. This year's event is headlined by David Guetta, Pretty Lights, Laidback Luke, Tiësto, Knife Party and a plethora of electronic superstars. It’s the Big Apple and three days of the best DJs in the world – what more could an electro fan ask for?
 
Travel Tip: Plan your transportation early - whether it's car, bus or ferry - because it's not cheap to get in and out of Randall's Island and you'll save yourself an even bigger headache after listening to heavy electro all day and night.

2012 Lineup:
Friday, August 31: David Guetta, Pretty Lights, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Above and Beyond, Ferry Corsten, ATB, Gabriel and Dresden, Mat Zo, A-Trak, Congorock, Dillon Francis, Nadastrom, Luciano, Reboot, Argy, Frivolous (Live), Mendo, Robert Dietz

Saturday, September 1: Axwell, Above and Beyond, Dada Life, Sander Van Doorn, Bingo Players, Benny Benassi, Wolfgang Gartner, Martin Solveig, Mord Fustang, Morgan Page, Steve Aoki, Datsik, 12th Planet, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonice, Felix Cartal, Kill the Noise, Mustard Pimp, Sasha, Paco Osuna, Chris Liebing, Claude VonStroke, Koze, Mathias Kaden, Mayan Jane Coles

Sunday, September 2: Tiësto, Skrillex, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Dash Berlin, Bloody Beetroots (DJ set), Excision, Flux Pavilion and Doctor P, Adventure Club, Andy C, Mt Eden, Zeds Dead, Tommy Trash, 3LAU, Pierce Fulton, Boys Noize, Marco Carola, Better Lost Than Stupid, Dixon, Gesaffelstein, Strip Steve vs. Djedjotronic, Umek

Phase II Additions: Alvin Risk, Andrew Bayer, Angger Dima, Bart B More, Benga, Brass Fergie, Brodinski, DallasK, Diplo, DJ Bl3nd, Eco, Eliot Lipp, EOTO, Jack Beats, Jaytech, Kavinsky, Krewella, Kyau and Albert, Nervo, Norin and Rad, Orjan Nilsen, Paper Diamond, Sleepy and Boo, Treasure Fingers, W&W, Z-Trip, Zedd




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