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Wednesday, March 6,2013

Music fest adds more to lineup


Photo Caption: Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello were among bands added to the Nelsonville Music Festivals lineup earlier this week. They will headline the Thursday night show.

Stuart's Opera House issued the third round of lineup news earlier this week for the ninth annual Nelsonville Music Festival late this spring on the Hocking College campus.

The third round of lineup announcements for the four-day festival (May 30 to June 2) includes internationally acclaimed "gypsy punks" Gogol Bordello (headlining on Thursday night), New Jersey rockers Screaming Females, Wisconsin songwriter Field Report, Portland's Old Light, and Akron, Ohio's own soul sensation, Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites.

The new acts join headliners Wilco (Saturday) and John Prine (Sunday) along with Mavis Staples, Sharon Van Etten, Calexico, Jonathan Richman, Reigning Sound, The Coup, Wild Belle, He's My Brother She's My Sister, David Wax Museum, Brown Bird, Endless Boogie, Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Michael Hurley, Lucius, Cotton Jones, Wooden Indian Burial Ground, Nick Tolford & Company, The D-Rays, and County Pharaohs.

One final round of announcements will occur in the coming weeks including the Friday night headliner. The festival will feature four days of music featuring more than 40 bands on multiple stages, along with camping, kids activities, local artisan vendors, food, a beer garden, and much more.

Weekend passes for all four days are on sale now for $110, and the price will increase from that level until the weekend of the festival when the cost will be $130 for a weekend pass. Tickets for each day will be lower, though the weekend pass should be more affordable than purchasing more than one day pass.

VIP Weekend passes are also available along with camping and RV passes. Tickets and more information can be found at or by calling (740) 753-1924.

Information on the newly signed acts…

Forming in New York City in 1999, Gogol Bordello spent more than a decade putting out acclaimed albums and touring the world with their high-energy live show. "Gogol Bordello's Trans-Continental Hustle," the group's American Recordings debut, according to the news release, "is perhaps the most ambitious undertaking in the group's already remarkable decade-long career, and it's the result of an inspired, year-length collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin."

Joining Gogol Bordello in this round of announcements are:

• New Jersey's Screaming Females have seven years, four albums (with a fifth on the way) and 700 shows of their "frenetic rock and roll" under their belt.

• Wisconsin's Field Report is the creation of Chris Porterfield, who cut his musical teeth with DeYarmond Edison (the other members included Bon Iver and members of Megafaun) and has drawn admiration from Pitchfork, Spin and Rolling Stone.

• Portland, Oregon's Old Light and Akron, Ohio soul sensation Wesley Bright & The Hi-Lites cap off this round of announcements.


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