By Lea LeFebvre
February 18, 2016
This week, Lockn’ festival stunned fans with the announcement of its initial 2016 lineup. Phish, Ween and My Morning Jacket—who will all be making Lockn’ debuts—will headline this year’s four day festival at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Virginia.
For many, the announcement is a welcome deviation from past years’ tradition. Not only will the festival be moved to a new weekend in August, but 2016 will also mark the first year Lockn’ veterans, Widespread Panic and The String Cheese Incident, will not be headlining. For others not so keen on the change up, you can bet festival co-producers Peter Shapiro and Dave Frey have a few surprises up their sleeves. Past years’ piecemeal lineup announcements have often spanned months, and festival organizers already promised, “an array of additional artists will be unveiled soon” in an official press release. “Phish has headlined their own festivals many times, but they have rarely played festivals with other bands performing,” Lockn’ co-founder Peter Shapiro told Rolling Stone. “So, this is going to be a big moment for their fans. To get to see Ween play right before Phish is the kind of unique musical moment that we created Lockn’ for.”
Other artists announced include: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on two different nights, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark, Jr., Galactic, Keller’s Grateful Gospel, Lettuce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Turkuaz, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck and White Denim. Attendees can expect once-of-a-lifetime artist collaborations. Phish will perform a total of four sets on Friday and Sunday with Ween to play before the Vermont quartet on Friday. My Morning Jacket will headline Saturday.
General Admission and VIP tickets for Lockn’ 2016 will go on sale Friday, February 19 at 12 p.m. EST as will on-site camping, RV and hotel and shuttle packages.