BURLINGTON, VT (Monday, August 15, 2011) – Today, The Nor’easter powered by Eastern Mountain Sports officially announced its lineup for this year’s outdoor sports & music festival in Burlington, VT September 23-‐25, 2011. An eclectic cast of 22 artists will perform at multiple venues spreading indie-‐rock, blues, electronica, jazz, bluegrass, and even mariachi throughout the city. Waterfront Park will be home to the Nor’easter main stage and will feature festival headliners G.Love & Special Sauce, rjd2 and Okkervil River. The Nor’easter second stage on Church St. will showcase many local favorites including Barika and the Dave Keller Band.
With a discography that spans nearly 20 years of music including their current release Fixin’ to Die, G.Love & Special Sauce will lay down their folk/blues/hip hop style groves at Waterfront Park on Saturday night. Electronica/hip hop artist rjd2 will setup his turntables and deliver his soul and R&B infused cut-‐ups
over rhythmic beats to the festival crowd on Friday. And the final evening of the Nor’easter will be capped off with a performance from the indie rockers out of Austin, Texas, Okkervil River, who are currently touring in support of their new album I Am Very Far. Other acts to perform on the main stage include Mariachi el Bronx, River City Extension, Aunt Martha, Apollo Run, Kingsley Flood, Japhy Ryder, Tan Vampires and The Toughcats. The Nor’easter second stage will be lead by Barika, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band and the Dave Keller Band. Additional second stage acts include Red Hot Juba, Afinque, Eames Bros Band, Vorcza, Project Organ Trio and Mike Martin & Trio Gusto.
Managing partner of NE2C Productions and festival director Pete Ward offered his thoughts on the music roster; “The 2011 Nor'easter lineup is by far the most diverse collection of artists we've ever had. Starting at the top with G. Love & Special Sauce, rjd2 and Okkervil River-- in those three performances you'll hear bits of rock, blues, folk, soul, R&B, hip hop and electronica. Our lineup has a little something for everyone and that's very important to us coming to such a great music city like Burlington. We are psyched to have each of these bands and for a great end of summer party at Waterfront Park!”
For the complete schedule, date & times please visit www.noreaster.ems.com