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Published: 2012/01/19

Wakarusa Lineup Round 3: Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tinariwen, Ghostland Observatory, More

Wakarusa has announced its third and final round of artists for this year’s festival, taking place May 31 – June 3 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.

Some of the artists announced today include The Avett Brothers, Sightly Stoopid (2 sets), Matisyahu, Ghostland Observatory, Tinariwen (2 sets), The Travelin’ McCourys, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Perpetual Groove (2 sets), EOTO, MarchFourth Marching Band (2 sets), The Devil Makes Three, Split Lip Rayfield (2 sets), New Monsoon (2 sets), The Motet (2 sets), Hot Buttered Rum and more. Check below to see the full list of confirmed artists.

About this year’s impressive lineup, festival director Brett Mosiman tells us:

Wakarusa has never been about the size of the buzz, the next big thing, what some label is pushing or what’s hot on radio, as much as who is incredible live, who brings the passion who will connect with the fans and who will blow minds…We constantly adjust offers to maintain balance and harmony in the day to day stages and the overall lineup. The final lineup is like a collage or quilt of each year’s event and should scream brilliance or we have failed.

Here is the full list of confirmed acts for Wakarusa 2012.

Pretty Lights
The Avett Brothers
Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio
Umphrey’s McGee (2)
Slightly Stoopid (2)
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Girl Talk
Fitz & the Tantrums
G. Love & Special Sauce
Ghostland Observatory
Big Gigantic
Balkan Beat Box (2)
Beats Antique
The Del McCoury Band
Railroad Earth (2)
Quixotic (2)
Tinariwen (2
SOJA (2)
Tea Leaf Green
Keller Williams (2)
Perpetual Groove (2)
MarchFourth Marching Band (2)
Green Velvet
The Travelin’ McCourys Featuring Keller Williams
Gary Clark Jr.
Blitzen Trapper
Emmitt-Nershi Band (2)
The Devil Makes Three
Split Lip Rayfield (2)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Travelin’ McCourys
NiT GriT
12th Planet
Paper Diamond
Michal Menert
VibeSquaD (2)
Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz w/ Dynamite MC
New Monsoon (2)
The Motet (2)
Hot Buttered Rum (2)
The Infamous Stringdusters (2)
Assembly of Dust
Tribal Seeds
Toubab Krewe
The Dirty Guv’nahs
The Heavy Pets (2)
That 1 Guy
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
The Sheepdogs (2)
The Moondoggies (2)
Heartless Bastards (2)
Snarky Puppy
The Secret Sisters
The Lumineers
Dirtfoot (2)
Mountain Sprout (2)
LA Riots
Adventure Club
Kids These Days
Keys N Krates (2)
Lyrics Born (2)
Rubblebucket (2)
R/D (2)
Lance Herbstrong (2)
Wick-it the Instigator
Nathaniel Rateliff
Cordovas (2)
Break Science
Love and Light
Virtual Boy
The Floozies
Mia Borders
Shannon McNally
Nadis Warriors
Ugly Lion
The Delta Saints (2)
Quiet Corral (2)
Head for the Hills
Dumptruck Butterlips
Hearts of Darkness
Ben Miller Band


There are 7 comments associated with this post

df January 19, 2012, 12:43:56

Hmm, I didn’t see Waka reporting that Ween was going to be there?

Pete Jensen January 19, 2012, 18:50:29

So stoked to see Slightly Stoopid play 2 sets! Just awesome!!!

Scoot January 19, 2012, 19:13:35

great job on the 2012 lineup! so many sick bands playing. cant wait for pretty lights, g love, and stoopid….and bob weir!!!

Jessica January 25, 2012, 16:19:58

so excited to see Slightly Stoopid…Great Lineup

Kyle Ortega January 25, 2012, 18:50:00

DUDE!! I cant wait to see Stoopid, Thats awesome that they are playing WAKARUSA, I I hope they play “Closer To The Sun” – – Check it out if you haven’t heard it! I dont think 2 sets is enough.

G.Angelos January 27, 2012, 14:28:54

Kyle knows whats uppppp, Wakarusa lineup is amazing but the fact that Slightly Stoopid is going to be there COMPLETELY stepped the festival’s game up…CANT. WAIT.

Justin February 3, 2012, 16:01:50


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