Just Announced - The Flaming Lips to headline Wakarusa!

As if 150 bands on seven stages wasn't enough we're proud to announce the addition of The Flaming Lips!

Plus Lots of new updates for Wakarusa:

Pre-Parties are Back!

The Flaming Lips
Starting Monday, June 5th, The Bottleneck in Lawrence Kansas will host three Wakarusa pre-parties. The Bottleneck shows are available to Wakarusa ticket holders at no additional charge - yes that's three extra nights of music for FREE (limited capacity venue; attendance subject to available capacity). The following artists are a few of the acts that will perform at The Bottleneck pre-parties:

Big Metal Rooster
Alfred Howard & the K23 Orchestra
Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
HoneyTribe feat Devon Allman
Truckstop Honeymoon
Drakkar Sauna
Deep Fried Pickle Project

$99 Tickets still available in very limited supply!

It's your last chance for the best deal around.

Very limited quantities of $99 4-day passes remain available at our box office outlets. Those tickets will be available thru Saturday, April 8th, so don't miss this opportunity to save $20 plus service and handling fees. A list of all our regional box offices is available on our website here.

Homegrown Stage Addition

Wakarusa is pleased to announce that we're partnering with Leeway's Homegrown Music Network to produce the Homegrown Stage at Wakarusa 2006. This stage will feature your favorite local and regional acts in addition to the winners of this winter's Battlerusa competition. Please visit our website for additional information about the Homegrown Stage and the over 50 acts that will be performing on it.

VIP Packages!

Inclusive is the name of the game with Wakarusa VIP Tickets!

VIP Tickets include all beverages (including New Belgium Brewing Company Beers!), camping, and special viewing areas for one low price - $395 each. It's the royal treatment at pauper prices. We've added a bunch of great upgrades to the VIP experience this year too. You won't be disappointed! Visit our V.I.P. information page for more information.

See you soon!

Wakarusa June 8-11, 2006 Lawrence, Kansas


[Published on: 4/1/06]

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sjmckinn Fri 3/31/2006 10:11AM
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Where's the Stampead addition. Those boys can kick some ass!!

Falcor starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/31/2006 10:14AM
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this is the part where I stand up behind my desk and start to dance my waka wka jig...wait for it....yes. yes. there it is. Chiggers or not I am bringing my grade A day four game in a major way. mark it zero.

Adam T.s. starstarstarstarstar Fri 3/31/2006 11:29AM
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Adam T.s.

Between the Flaming Lips and The Mutaytor, this festival is going to be one hell of a circus! Can't f'n wait.

phishmin4 starstarstarstar Fri 3/31/2006 05:27PM
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backyard tire fire man

adamben1 Fri 3/31/2006 10:43PM
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i personally can't wait to see where the lips take their new album. i was an indie head long before i got into the jam circuit (happened about two years ago, free tickets to the very last salmon show, yea, nye 2004.. i was hooked!).. its great to see that its about the music in the festival world, whether it be indie or jambands

see ya there!

Alex.Anastas starstarstar Sat 4/1/2006 06:01PM
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sick jamband festival, but weak headliners overall, and it's Kansas, but I have heard nothing but good things, so...

StonerDude Sun 4/2/2006 06:16PM
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150 bands on 7 stages? where did they get those numbers? according to www.wakarusa.com there's only 6 stages and so far only about 80+ bands.

nfenne Mon 4/3/2006 07:03AM
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Good TBL reference Dublover!

Adam T.s. Mon 4/3/2006 08:56AM
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Adam T.s.

StonerDude :: 4/2/2006 6:16 PM
"150 bands on 7 stages? where did they get those numbers? according to www.wakarusa.com there's only 6 stages and so far only about 80+ bands."

I believe they are counting the Homegrown campground stage as well.

Sara_Lyn_Weber starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/3/2006 10:26AM
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Wakarusa Is gonna be phenomenal, Sts9 closes the festival on sunday night, and we can all pray they wont stop till monday morning. see Ya all there

rockout42 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/3/2006 06:09PM
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This is the best festival out there period. Music starts a day earlier and tickets are half the price of Bonnaroo. Plus it only has a fifth of the people as the Roo. (15K vs 75K) AND it's on a lake and has disc golf! Can't wait for round 3!

PeaceMan321 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/3/2006 11:48PM
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This is best festival of the summer I cannot wait. The flaming lips are the peak of a great mountain. Deep in inside the core lies a band I saw this weekend in Las Vegas. Delta Nove. They are the real deal.

Peace Love and Music

iamrok Tue 4/4/2006 09:24AM
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why is everyone head over heels for the flaming lips?!?! I am not that impresses by their act. so the lead singers a weirdo, big fricken deal.

Matis starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/4/2006 10:49AM
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This the best thing to happen to Kansas since the Wizard of Oz. Why do we love summer? Festival Season. Join the holiday.

Kadgar starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/4/2006 12:55PM
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rockout42, don't forget the pre-parties at the Bottleneck and Liberty Hall. They start on freakin Monday!! A week of great music!

spearheadkid101 Mon 4/10/2006 05:39PM
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yo where is the pnuma trio if you have not heard them they are sick. they are only in there early 20's and will be the hottest shit of the summer

tourmaniac starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/11/2006 06:29AM
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Yo spearheadkid, Pnuma trio is playin two shows at the festival. Waka is so sick I don't know where to start...