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Lockn’ Fest 2016 initial lineup (Phish, Ween, MMJ & more)

photo: Lockn’ Festival 2015 (more by Jessica Giovannetti)
Lockn Festival

Arrington, VA’s annual jam-oriented Lockn’ Festival returns this year from August 25-28 at Oak Ridge Farm. It’ll be headlined with two nights and four sets of Phish, who make their debut appearance at the festival this year. It also includes two nights of the reunited Ween, plus My Morning Jacket, Charles Bradley, White Denim, Gary Clark Jr, Brandi Carlile, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, two late night sets from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and more, plus more TBA.

TIckets go on sale Friday (2/19) at noon. Check out the full initial lineup below.

UPDATE (3/24): More artists announced. Via press release:

LOCKN’ is excited to announce additions to an already stellar lineup, including EOTO, Hard Working Americans, Circles Around the Sun, Doobie Decibel System, Moon Taxi, Garcia’s Forest and Donna the Buffalo. EOTO features members of The String Cheese Incident, Hard Working Americans includes members of Widespread Panic and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Doobie Decibel System has Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus), Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh & Friends) and Dan Leibowitz (ALO, Phil Lesh & Friends) in the band. Circles Around the Sun is a band that was put together by guitarist Neal Casal specifically to record just for the Fare Thee Well show intermissions. The results were so captivating and the audience response so overwhelmingly positive that the music was later given a proper release. Their appearance at LOCKN’ will be their first live show ever.

For Phish, the fest comes about a month after their summer tour ends.

Lockn’ Festival — 2016 Lineup (more TBA)
Phish (2 nights, 4 sets)
Ween (2 nights)
My Morning Jacket
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 late nights)
Charles Bradley
Brandi Carlile
Gary Clark Jr
Galactic
Keller’s Grateful Gospel
Keller’s Grateful Grass
Lettuce
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Turkuaz
Twiddle
Umphrey’s McGee
Vulfpeck
White Denim

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