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UPDATE: Rothbury Festival Lines Up Dylan To Dead

ROTHBURY, MI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Rothbury emerged last year as a new Fourth of July celebration. With The Dead performing their only summer show, The String Cheese Incident together for their only show for 2009, and cultural icons Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Ralph Stanley, Rothbury 2009 continues to honor America's extraordinary festival lineage. Interlacing ushers of the new American music scene such as STS9, Chromeo, and MSTRKRFT, globally recognized acts including Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas, and King Sunny Adé & His African Beats and local Michigan artists The Macpodz, Steppin' In It, The Ragbirds, Four Finger Five, and The Hard Lessons, Rothbury delivers music of integrity across all genres. Coupled with a commitment to exploring the integration of art and modern thought and technology throughout the event, Rothbury creates a unique 21st century American gathering unlike any other.

Building on its mission to create a state-of-the-art large scale sustainable event and to organize and nurture community involvement that makes a difference, Rothbury 2009 promises even more cutting-edge festival implementation of ever-changing green technologies. The 2009 Rothbury Think Tank, an event within the event, explores the topic of the emerging "New Green Economy." The Think Tank will host various buzz sessions and roundtables between leading scientists, scholars, writers, progressive political and corporate leaders, youth leaders, Rothbury artists, and Rothbury attendees. Think Tank Programming details coming soon.

Rothbury itself is committed to producing a near zero-waste concert. The first to tackle a green program of this magnitude at an around-the-clock (camping) concert in the USA, Rothbury has an on-staff Greening Chief, and has implemented multiple initiatives toward this effort, including replacing disposables with 100% compostables, recycling and composting, choosing clean energy, carbon-offsetting, and Green Ticket options.

Currant line up:

The Dead
Bob Dylan and His Band

The String Cheese Incident

Willie Nelson & Family

The Black Crowes

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas


G. Love & Special Sauce

Gov't Mule

Broken Social Scene

Yonder Mountain String Band

The Disco Biscuits

Les Claypool

Cold War Kids

John Butler


Ani DiFranco



Girl Talk

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force


Martin Sexton

Flogging Molly

Railroad Earth

The Hold Steady

Toots & The Maytals

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Brett Dennen

Zappa Plays Zappa

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Shpongle DJ Set

Son Volt

Jackie Greene


Man Man

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band w/ Tony Rice


King Sunny Adé & His African Beats


Kid Cudi

STS9 Live PA

The Glitch Mob

Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam

Pretty Lights

Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll


Quannum All Stars ft. Lyrics Born, The Mighty Underdogs, Gift of Gab & Lifesavas

Toubab Krewe

Sam Roberts Band

Hill Country Revue

Kyle Hollingsworth Band

Lipp Service

2020 Soundsystem

Break Science ft. Adam Deitch

The Hard Lessons

The Low Anthem

Underground Orchestra

Future Rock

The Macpodz

Steppin' In It

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

Chris Pierce

Rachel Goodrich

The Ragbirds

Four Finger Five

Additional acts to be announced in the coming months

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers