Pickathon returns July 30-August 2 to Happy Valley, Oregon's Pendarvis Farm, and things are a little different this year. They've got a new look, new stages, a greater focus on sustainability and environmental friendliness, and more. They're also revealing the lineup very gradually instead of all at once or in a few big chunks, and you can subscribe to the festival's newsletter to stay up to date on all of this year's announcements.

So far, they've announced that the lineup includes the legendary John Prine and Canadian indie vet Chad VanGaalen, and they also revealed details on the new Grove Stage and on RV camping. More info on that here. Tickets, parking passes, and camping passes are available here. Stay tuned for further updates.

UPDATES: The lineup also includes (Sandy) Alex G and Joan Shelley. Stay tuned for more.

Here are some more details on Pickathon 2020:

Returning to Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Pickathon (July 30 - August 2, 2020) will look and feel completely different. At Pickathon 2020 you’ll find new stages, new artists, a new festival site, and a new way of looking at music festivals that ties everything closer to nature. In a radical departure from other music festivals, as daytime and nighttime roll across the grounds at Pickathon each of these periods will awaken different stages and moods. Pickathon is also expanding its festival programming well beyond the music on each stage. The Wellness program will feature teachers and artists focused on improving public health and providing a space for calm and reflection at the festival. Pickathon’s acclaimed comedy, poetry, and spoken word offerings will return, as well as its innovative children’s programming, including a school for young trackers. Pickathon’s ambitious vinyl DJ program returns as well, bringing vinyl-spinning DJs to each stage in between performer sets and a DJs dancehall to the grounds. In 2020, Pickathon is moving to be even more sustainable and more focused on the beauty of the grounds of Pendarvis Farm. You’ll still find Pickathon’s pioneering commitment to environmental sustainability, and Pickathon still operates as a discovery engine, breaking new artists before anyone else and delighting in bringing artists of all genres together onstage to inspire each other.

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