Monday, May 10, 2010

Music Monday: Nateva Festival!

In 51 days (that's July 4th weekend, for those of you not yet counting down), the Nateva Music and Camping Festival is coming to rock Oxford, Maine and everybody in it! With a lineup headlined by Further, moe., and the Flaming Lips, there is something for everybody who likes music, Maine, and outdoor dancing! Tickets are on sale here for the weekend, with a limited number of tickets for the 4th only (headlined by Further) also available. If you have little ones, keep in mind that kids under 10 are free with a paying adult, and there is a "family camping" area that you can park your tent in if you make arrangements ahead of time, so yee haw!

image by Vince Bucci/ Getty Images via pbpulse

Further is the current incarnation of the Grateful Dead sans Jerry, led by both Bob Weir and Phil Lesh. According to the website, "fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and percussionist Jay Lane (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento – Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), and guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra)." All this with fireworks above it is going to make for a truly magical evening. A friend posited this question: Will Bob Weir be wearing his classic look, the cut off jean shorts? You won't know if you aren't there!

photo via this blog

The Flaming Lips are known for their spacey lyrics, lush psychedelic arrangements, and wild theatrical live shows. They are awesome, weird, and lead singer Wayne Coyne walks the walk; he also has a habit of rolling across the top of the crowd at their concerts in a giant inflatable hamster ball. We can't wait to see what they come up with for Nateva!

Moe is the bartender of Moe's Tavern in Springfield. Will he be at Nateva? Maybe, but hopefully not.

moe. is a jamtastic rock band with a short name and long grooving songs. They put on a killer live show, and we are super psyched to rock out when they bring it on the first official night of the festival!

Other awesome bands in attendance that will be rocking the world of everybody there are George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Grizzly Bear, STS9, Ghostland Observatory, Keller Williams, Umphrey's McGee, Rustic Overtones, She & Him, Drive By Truckers, and many more! (full setlist here)

This festival is going to be nuts! Get your tickets now and join the fun; we hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. yeeeehawww!!! I can't think of a more perfect occasion for Bob to wear jorts.