Mountain Jam announced their initial lineup on Instagram, slowly over the course of an hour, releasing pictures of the bands that will be performing at it’s ninth installment held at Hunter Mountain June 6-9, 2013.
Legendary bassist, Phil Lesh will bring his all star side project Phil Lesh & Friends for a two-set performance. Friends for this year’s Mountain Jam are Warren Haynes and John Scofield on guitar, Joe Russo (Furthur) on drums, and Jeff Chimenti (Furthur, RatDog, The Dead, Les Claypool) on keys. Widespread Panic will make 2013 its first time at Mountain Jam and the only appearance at a northeast festival. Festival resident Gov’t Mule will also headline a two-set performance. Primus will headline the expanded Thursday night program.
Mountain Jam also welcomes Dispatch, Amy Helm, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Soulive, Jackie Greene, ALO, Deer Tick, Rubblebucket, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, The Revivalists, David Wax Museum, and SIMO. See official lineup video below
Early bird tickets go on sale Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10am EST. Three and four day passes, camping, and VIP will be available. Single day passes will be offered in the spring.
New this year is car side camping for folks who do not wish to haul their gear up the mountain. Also new is the super VIP package which includes fully catered meals in the artist hospitality hall, meet and greets, free massages and sky rides, special main stage viewing and exclusive festival merchandise. Mountain Jam is also offering shuttles to and from participating hotels in Hunter, NY.