BNB RSS

  • BNB RSS

BNB mailing list

  • BNB mailing list

Archives

Virginia in September

Neil Young, other big-name bands coming to Nelson County festival

Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:15 am

Neil Young & Crazy Horse is listed among many top-name bands coming to Central Virginia in September as part of a new four-day music festival in Nelson County. Already months into the planning process, Interlocken Music Festival is scheduled to take place at Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington from Sept. 5 to 8. Producers have said they expect a turnout in the tens of thousands.

In addition to Neil Young & Crazy Horse, producers have said some of the confirmed bands are: Furthur, made up of Phil Lesh and Bob Weir from The Grateful Dead along with five other members; Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band; The String Cheese Incident; and The Black Crowes. Event publicist Ken Weinstein said in an email that they are planning to announce more bands Monday or Tuesday.

According to a press release for the festival, the bands will play in “unique and exciting artist pairings.”

“Interlocken’s conceptual theme will touch all elements of the event: ‘when something ends, another begins,’” the release states. “This simple yet powerful ethos of sustainability will be integrated into camping, lodging, food, drink, transport offerings as well as specialized onsite activities.”

Another part of this theme will be captured by an emphasis on quality over quantity, as there will be fewer bands that will play in continuous two-hour sets on two main stages so that the music never stops. Several of the bands will play multiple sets on different days.

While Oak Ridge Estate will serve as the site for the event

The festival will take place on Oak Ridge’s racetrack, which is the length of six football fields, according to the press release.

“We are very excited to welcome the Interlocken festival to Oak Ridge,” Oak Ridge owner Rhonda Holland stated in the press release. “Several concert promoters have approached us in the past about using the track. We have always been concerned about the impact that this would have on the surrounding community and the land. Dave and Peter have a history of caring about the communities and land where they produce events. We look forward to working with the Interlocken team for many years to come.”

“Hopefully, this will become the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival of Central Virginia,” Frey said at the meeting. “That’s our goal.”

Weinstein said all bands announced so far have been confirmed to play at the festival. Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Furthur both have listed the festival listed among their tours on their official websites.

The Black Crowes and The String Cheese Incident did not have the festival listed on their official websites.

Want to go?
When: Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 5-8
Where: Oak Ridge Estate, 2300 Oak Ridge Road, Arrington
Details: Artist pre-sale tickets will go on sale starting at 10 a.m. May 22 and general early bird tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. May 23. They can be purchased via the festival website.

>>> read more:
For more info: Visit the event website at www.interlockenfestival.com
Contact Katherine Lacaze at (434) 385-5542 or klacaze@newsadvance.com.

http://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/news/article_6c326d8e-bf5d-11e2-8cc2-0019bb30f31a.html

Leave a Reply

Random Quote

Are we going to listen to this man baying at the moon all night?
by ~Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone 1979

Neil Young on Tour

  • Neil Young on Tour

Sugar Mountain setlists

Tom Hambleton provides BNB with setlists, thankfully. His website is the most comprehensive searchable archives on the Internets about anything Neil Young related setlists. Goto Sugar Mountain.

Other Neil News

  • Neil Young News

Rust Radio

  • http://www.rustradio.org/

HH-Radio + NY Info

  • http://www.neil-young.info/
  • NY-Info-Radio

Human Highway

  • http://www.human-highway.org/

Oh My Darling Clementine

BNB has 2548012 Guests, from the new start