Tonight, the lineup for this year's Gathering Of The Vibes was announced on stage at the Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY during a show featuring Kung Fu and Deep
Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, moe.
and Umphrey's McGee will
headline this year's festival.
The big surprise can be found in the other headliner slot as the Disco
joined by The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey
Hart, aka "The
Rhythm Devils," on drums. The Disco Biscuits were regulars at GOTV in 1998-2001, missing
only the 2000 installment, but have not been back since. Earlier this week the Biscuits
revealed they were putting their own Camp Bisco festival on hiatus this
summer. Neither Hart or Kreutzmann has ever performed with the jamtronica pioneers.
Each drummer, with their respective bands, last played Gathering Of The Vibes in 2012.
Regardless of whether the Biscuits play any Dead tunes, there should be plenty of Grateful
Dead music at the Vibes with Dark Star Orchestra, Joe Russo's
Almost Dead and Keller Williams' Grateful Grass all scheduled to
perform at this year's event. Other acts towards the top of the lineup include
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ziggy Marley and
Gathering Of The Vibes 2014 takes place at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT from July 31 -
August 3. The festival was started in 1996 under the moniker "Deadhead Heaven" and
moved to its current name the following year. Gathering Of The Vibes returns this year for
its 19th installment. Seaside Park first hosted Vibes in 1999 and 2000. After being held
elsewhere for a number of years, the Bridgeport venue has been the home of the event since
2007. Tickets and passes for Gathering Of The Vibes are on sale now via the
festival's website. More acts will be announced soon.
Here's the initial lineup for Gathering Of The Vibes 2014:
Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, moe., Disco Biscuits featuring Bill
Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, Umphrey's McGee, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Slightly
Stoopid, Maceo Parker, Ziggy Marley, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Dark Star Orchestra, Joe Russo's
Almost Dead, Ryan Montbleau & Friends, Keller Williams Grateful Grass featuring Jeff
Austin and Reed Mathis, Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne, Rusted
Root, American Babies, Dumpstaphunk, Donna The Buffalo, Strangefolk, Kung Fu, Twiddle,
McLovins, Nakho and Medicine For The People,
White Denim, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Love Cannon, The Main Squeeze, Bronze Radio
Band Together, Andy The Music Man, School Of Rock Allstars, Wavy Gravy (MC)
Late Night: EOTO, Deep Banana Blackout, Dopapod, Digital Tape Machine