Desert Dwellers, TAUK, Dopapod, Keller Williams and More to Play Highberry Music Festival
Keller Williams, Dopapod and TAUK have been announced as part of the lineup for this year's Highberry Music Festival.
The three join headliners Desert Dwellers and Papadosio for the seventh annual edition of the Deadhead Productions event, scheduled for June 30-July 3 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.
The diverse lineup covers the gamut of active jamtronica and psy-trance acts, additionally featuring, among others: Yonder Mountain String Band, Wookiefoot, Kung Fu, Jon Wayne & The Pain, Kaminanda, The Magic Beans, Dirtfoot, Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, David Gans, Jeff Austin Band, Friends of the Phamily and Forgotten Space. Though the lineup is pretty stacked already, Jambands.com reports even more artists will be announced at a later date.
It's worth noting that a number of the artists scheduled to play Highberry aren't appearing at many other festivals, especially in light of Dead Head-oriented festivals like Gathering of the Vibes going on hiatus. Desert Dwellers and Kaminanda are scheduled to throw down at The Untz Festival in June, but most other headliners seem to only be making stops at other even smaller niche festivals if at all this coming summer.
To get a feel of what vibes the lineup is sure to bring to Highberry, watch a recent live Dopapod set below:
Although the festival is still in its youth -- it's been open to the public only since 2013 -- past lineups have boasted big name artists like Melvin Seals.
Highberry started out as an invite-only party held for friends who, like the event organizers, were unable to make it to either Rothbury (now Electric Forest) or High Sierra Festival, which were both traditionally held over Fourth of July weekend. The name is a combination of both events, and the lineups have reflected the idea of combining the vibes of both major festivals.
In 2011 the event moved to one of the organizers' 30-acre ranch. This year marks the event's first year at Mulberry Mountain, also known as the longtime home of Wakarusa Festival.