Lynyrd Skynyrd, who performed in Albany in October at the Georgia Throwdown, will join the Allman Brothers Band, the Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, the Tedeschi Trucks band and others at the April 10-12 Wanee Festival in Live Oak, Fla. (File photo)
LIVE OAK, Fla. — When the folks at the Wanee Music Festival throw an anniversary party, they do it in a big way.
Festival organizers announced the lineup for the 10th anniversary Wanee Festival Monday morning, and it’s expected to bring huge crowds to the April 10-12 gathering at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park near here.
Along with hosts The Allman Brothers Band, who will play headlining shows April 11 and April 12, other artists scheduled to appear include the Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Rusted Root.
Also on the lineup are Jaimoe’s Jasssz band, Umphrey’s McGee, Hot Tuna Electric, moe. and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, who will be playing Led Zeppelin music at this year’s festival.
Three-day general admission tickets are currently on sale at a reduced price ($195) through Feb. 16. The price will increase after the 16th. Tickets include music, which starts at 12:30 p.m. April 10 and includes full days April 11 and 12, and three days of primitive camping on the festival grounds.
A limited number of VIP passes, which include premium seating at the Peach and Mushroom stages, a VIP festival T-shirt, private restrooms, catered lunch and dinner on the 11th and 12th, and other festival souvineers, are available for $475.
Tickets are available at http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx and additional information about Wanee is availabe at www.waneefestival.com.
Other artists scheduled to perform at the festival include Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Sean Chambers and the Yeti Trio.
Wanee 2014 may be the last opportunity for Allman Brothers fans to see the band’s current lineup together. Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced earlier this year that 2014 would be their final run with the Brothers. Each has indicated he wants to spend more time with his own band, Haynes with Gov’t Mule and Trucks with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which also features his wife, Susan Tedeschi.