Dark Star Orchestra Leads Skull & Roses 2024 Lineup

The Grateful Dead-centric fest reconvenes in April at California’s Ventura County Fairgrounds.

By Andy Kahn Nov 16, 2023 11:20 am PST

Dark Star Orchestra tops the lineup of the 2024 Skull & Roses festival. Skull & Roses 6 returns to California’s Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 19 – 21, 2024.

Along with DSO, the lineup for the sixth installment of the Grateful Dead-centric music festival will also feature former Jerry Garcia Band member Melvin Seals performing with , making it their sixth straight appearance. Returning for their second consecutive year will be Sages & Spirits.

Skull & Roses 6 will also feature performances by Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Jerry’s Middle Finger, Garcia Grisman Revisited, Cubensis, Joe Marcinek’s Dead Funk Summit, Zach Nugent’s Dead Set, Electric Waste Band, Xtra Ticket feat. A’Bear, Hyryder, Bearly Dead, Marcus Rezak Band, Brown Eyed Women, China Cats, Garcia Birthday Band, Easy Wind, Shakedown Street, David Gans, Shaky Feelin, Andy Coe Band, No Simple Hwy, Dead Set 805, and the fest’s house band The Alligators.

According to the lineup announcement, this year’s event will feature:

  • Multi-stage setup
  • Beachside camping; sprawl out in the Family & Sober Camp in the grass or drive in and enjoy the various options of RV and auto camping
  • Intimate PRIMO viewing options plus all the other VIP bells & whistles
  • There are no official vendor passes this year, as Shakedown will be “old school, lot style” where Heads will vend where they camp
  • Hungry hippies will relish in a greatly expanded food lineup
  • And a BONUS Thursday night kick off party, free to campers and weekend pass holders

Skull & Roses 6 Early Bird tickets are on sale now, while supplies last. Auto, RV and camping passes, and hotel rooms are also available. Find information by clicking the links below:

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