I think someone on my Facebook news feed summed it up best: here’s the most surprising festival lineup of 2011. The jam-centric Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival will return for its 16th incarnation July 21-24 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT, and it will bring with it jamheads Furthur, the legendary Elvis Costello (who will be backed by the Imposters), and… Jane’s Addiction. Really, really.
The rest of the lineup is a bit more by the book: moe., Levon Helm Band, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dark Star Orchestra, and Dr. John and the Lower 911 are among the other confirmed notables, while acts like The New Mastersounds and Big Gigantic will hold down the late night stage.
A second round of 2011 acts will be made within the next 2 weeks, and you can keep track of all the latest updates at our GOTV Festival Outlook page.
Advanced camping and VIP passes are priced at $205.00 and $420.00, respectively, and are now available via the festival’s website.