Rothbury Festival

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Country and Region United StatesMichigan
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Rothbury, Michigan, USA
Festival Contact Information

Email: info(at)rothburyfestival(dot)com
Additional contacts
http://rothburyfestival.com/details/contact.php

Festival Description

The Rothbury festival’s program combines a unique blend of performing arts and culture with special features that engage the audience. The environmentally-minded festival offers camping and attracts up to 50,000 festival-goers. Up to 70 bands will be performing over three days with headliners who have included—Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, John Mayer, and Phil Lesh and Friends. A Think Tank theme is determined each year; the Circus & Theatre—where culture meets theatre presents aerial performances, music and theatre—expect the unexpected and jump right in and join the fun—literally.

Festival Dates July 2 - 5, 2009
Festival Links

http://rothburyfestival.com/

Festival Events:

Line-up 2009:
  • The Dead
  • Bob Dylan & His Band
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Willie Nelson and Family
  • The Black Crowes
  • STS9
  • Damian “Jr Gong” Marley & Nas
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Gov’t Mule
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • The Disco Biscuits
  • les Claypool
  • Cold War Kids
  • John Butler
  • Chromeo
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Matisyahu
  • Guster
  • Girl Talk
  • Femi Kuti @ The Positive Force
  • MSTRKRFT
  • Martin Sexton
  • Flogging Molly
  • Railroad Earth
  • The Hold Steady
  • Umphreys McGee
  • Keller Williams
  • The White Buffalo
  • The Parlor Mob
  • Reed Thomas Lawrence
  • Wendy Darling
  • Big Gigantic
  • LYNX
  • Janover
  • and many, many more…
ROTHBURY’s 2009 THINK TANK:
  • Joining the New Green Economy — Presented by The Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
    • ROTHBURY has unveiled the 2009 ROTHBURY Think Tank, presented by The Michigan Economic Development Corporation. This year’s topic, Joining The New Green Economy, will be addressed at various panels and green living workshops throughout the festival, plus exclusive artist performances, an Eco Fashion Show, a Green Job networking Event, and so much more! For complete Think Tank programming details, such as panel topics, think tank participants, special performances, and the full downloadable schedule of Think Tank activities, click here
      http://www.rothburyfestival.com/festival/think_tank.php

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Articles and Reviews;
Videos:
  • Rothbury YouTube Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/rothburyfestival

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Practical Info:

Fantasy ROTHBURY 2009:
  • Are you looking for the ULTIMATE festival experience? Would you like to have unprecedented access to VIP & backstage amenities at one of the nation’s premier music festivals? Do you want to live out your wildest dreams at ROTHBURY 2009?!? How about landing your very own DJ set at ROTHBURY? Or cruising in helicopter over the Festival site? Want to tie-the-knot on-stage at ROTHBURY?
  • Well, now is your chance, thanks to the Fantasy ROTHBURY Auction series!
    • The Fantasy ROTHBURY Auction is offering these experiences, and so much more, in three (3) Fantasy ROTHBURY Packages (One for each day of the Festival). Each Day’s Package (FRI, SAT, SUN) includes one of the epic ROTHBURY experience listed above, plus two (2) GOOD LIFE Village Safari Tent accommodations including all of the GOOD LIFE Village VIP amenities, and exclusive ROTHBURY Royalty Status for the weekend. What is ROTHBURY Royalty Status, you ask? You simply won’t believe it! Click here for all the details.
    • ROTHBURYs Fantasy Auction for Charity begins on Monday - but the Auction ends on June 19, 2009, so get your bids in!
  • Also today, ROTHBURY begins exclusive “Fantasy ROTHBURY” contests in partnership with select 2009 ROTHBURY artists. The Fantasy ROTHBURY contests give fans of The Dead , The String Cheese Incident , G. Love & Special Sauce, The Hold Steady, Broken Social Scene and more an opportunity to share in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with their favorite artists. Check out http://www.fantasyrothbury.com/ for all the details!
FINAL WINNERS: THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD 2009:
  • The organisers of the Award, campaign and advice group AGreenerFestival.com said that they were particularly pleased with the number of outstanding festivals in 2009 with twelve festivals being awarded very high marks. The Award is based on a 56 part questionnaire which covers office management, greenhouse gas emissions, supporting green initiatives, travel and transport, waste and recycling, water management, environmental protection and noise reduction and almost all the festivals will receive a visit from an independent auditor to assess their green efforts. http://agreenerFestival.com
    • All winning Festivals will receive a special trophy designed by competition winner Sade Goddard from Keswick School in Cumbria whose winning design features a Red Kite motif and is made from recycled plastic bottles, crushed CDs and remoulded Wellington boots.
    • The winner of the overall Greener Festival Award 2009 will be announced at the UK Festival Awards which will be held at the O2 Arena in London on November 19th 2009. The following winners are…
  • OUTSTANDING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • BONNAROO (USA)
    • BIG TENT (Scotland)
    • BLUESFEST (Australia)
    • CROISSANT NEUF (England)
    • ELOICA (Spain)
    • ISLE OF WIGHT (England)
    • PEATS RIDGE (Aus)
    • ROTHBURY (USA)
    • SOUTHBOUND (Australia)
    • SUNRISE (England)
    • WAVEFORM (England)
    • WORKHOUSE (Wales)
  • THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
    • BESTIVAL
    • BIG SESSION (England)
    • CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL (England)
    • CAMP BESTIVAL (England)
    • THE CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
    • THE FALLS FESTIVAL (Australia)
    • GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (England)
    • FIREGATHERING (England)
    • MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (England)
    • OYA FESTIVALEN (Norway)
    • ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH (Italy)
    • SONISPHERE (England)
    • SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER (England)
    • SZEGED (Hungary)
    • T-IN-THE-PARK (Scotland)
    • WEST BEACH (USA)
    • WOMADelaide (Australia)
  • IMPROVING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA)
    • BIG CHILL (England)
    • DOWNLOAD (England)
    • THE GLADE (England)
    • HYDE PARK CALLING (England)
    • STANDON CALLING (England)
    • WIRELESS (England)
    • Y-NOT (England)

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