Mountain Jam 2016 Lineup Revealed With Headliners Beck, Wilco + More
Diffuser is proud to help unveil the lineup for the 12th annual installment of the Mountain Jam Festival and this year's four-day event will truly be one for the ages. Legitimate postmodern legend Beck and alt-country icons Wilco are among the main stage headliners at the multi-stage festival set to take place June 2 through 5 at the incredibly scenic Hunter Mountain amphitheater in New York's Catskill Mountains.
Other performers include the Avett Brothers, Warren Haynes' Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, Thievery Corporation, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Courtney Barnett. Check out all of the announced acts below.
Festival founder Gary Chetkof points out that there are four 2016 Grammy nominees on the bill (Barnett, Carlile, Isbell and Wilco). "These artists are in essence the Bob Dylans of their generation, emitting powerfully crafted songs that have been resonating with audiences all over the world," said Chetkof in a statement. "This is truly one of the most musically diverse and creative Mountain Jam Festivals to date and we couldn't be more excited."
Mountain Jam 2016 Lineup
The Avett Brothers
Thievery Corporation (late night show)
Gary Clark Jr.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
New Mastersounds (late night show)
Donna the Buffalo
The London Souls
The Ballroom Thieves w/the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
And the Kids
Marcus King Band
Jane Lee Hooker
The Suitcase Junket
Paul Green Rock Academy
Mountain Jam is a family friendly, four-day, multi-stage event featuring dozens of bands on three stages in one of the Northeast’s most breathtaking natural amphitheaters set at the base of the second-highest peak in the Catskills. Parking is free, and there's always plenty of other attractions including musician autograph sessions, tons of arts and crafts and a wide variety of food vendors (from burgers and pizza to gourmet and organic options).
Tickets go on sale today at 10AM ET for general admission or VIP camping or non-camping passes. Early bird discount pricing will also be available for a limited time. For 2016, three levels of VIP packages are available, including VIP, Super VIP and Ultimate VIP; additionally, the VIP Village has been moved closer to the stage for easier access and premium views. Gourmet food, premium viewing, tent-covered hospitality lounge, free merchandise and more are included in all VIP packages and a full menu of camping options also are available with a new guaranteed on-site tent pass that ensures enough space for all campers, regardless of when they arrive throughout the weekend.
Find more details and ticket information here.
Check out some of our coverage from last year's epic Mountain Jam including footage of the Black Keys' raucous performance and interviews with Rusted Root and Shakey Graves.