Update 5/10/2016: Lockn’ Festival has released its daily lineup already! Phish will headline Friday and Sunday night of the festival, while Ween supports them Friday and takes the headlining spot Thursday. My Morning Jacket is the top act on the festival’s Saturday night.
Lockn’ organizers also announced today that Peter Wolf will also join the festival bill. He’s best known for his time as lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983 and during some recent reunion shows. Khruangbin and the Wailers were also added to the lineup as well.
And organizers teased more announcements soon in today’s Facebook post:
This year’s Lockn’ Festival has a top-notch lineup, with two full Phish shows headlining the festival.
Ween will also play two nights, My Morning Jacket will perform, and two late night sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead also top the bill.
The festival at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia, is put on by Peter Shapiro and David Frey. It began in 2013 as Interlocken Music Festival, but the name has been shortened since (though festival promoters clearly don’t know how apostrophes work).
Last year, the festival ran into trouble when a microburst blew through the area and a night of music had to be canceled. Most of the acts quickly found places in Charlottesville, Virginia, to play that night, though, and only a few bands were completely canceled.
The festival has traditionally been held in early to mid September, but this year the festival announced a date change to the last weekend in August. Here’s the email Shapiro and Frey sent out explaining the change.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Check out Hot Tuna and friends playing a Jefferson Airplane tribute at last year’s installment of Lockn’, which seems more poignant now in the wake of the recent death of two of the band’s founders.