Lockn’ has announced their initial lineup for this year’s music festival on September 4th-7th, taking place again at The Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA. The lineup includes 2 nights each of Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Widespread Panic and The String Cheese Incident. The Allman Brothers Band is also set to headline and with longtime guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks having recently announced their departure from the band at the of the year, only adds to the excitement to the lineup for this up and coming festival. Last year’s venue set up had both main stages located next to each other, with little or no performance overlap, guaranteeing more music and encouraging more musician’s sit-ins. Let’s hope this set up is here to stay.
Lockn’ was founded by Dave Frey who also founded the HORDE festival and Peter Shapiro who owned New York City’s historic rock club, Wetlands Preserved. Frey and Shapiro created the festival combining all their experiences of continuous music and intertwined artists to create a unique festival, playing true to their theme, “when something ends, another begins.” After last year’s successful start, fans are eager to see what they dynamic duo has planned for this year. Another passion besides music, Frey and Shapiro are both involved with environmentally conscious organizations. Lockn’ will offer locally sourced foods, recycling programs and carbon offsetting to help benefit the beautiful grounds of the farm.
Tickets are now on sale ranging from $180 – $699, not including the Camping Pass – options that range from $69 to $199. They have tent-only, car camping, forest and preferred tent-only camping passes as well as RV passes. All campgrounds have close access to bathrooms, fresh drinking water and showers for a small fee. Since the venue is spread over a 4800 acre farm, the festival encourages guests to bring bicycles and will offer transportation at regular frequent intervals.