The Roots, Ben Folds Five, Steve Winwood Heading to Mountain Jam 2012

A reunited Ben Folds Five will be touring this summer.

The initial lineup for Mountain Jam has been released and there’s a solid chunk of names announced for the eighth annual New York festival. Legend Steve Winwood and one of the hardest working bands in show business, Gov’t Mule are headlining. Mountain Jam mainstays, Michael Franti & Spearhead will rock for their seventh consecutive time while The Roots take a break from backing up Jimmy Fallon. The other big news — newly reunited Ben Folds Five has been added to the bill. Also on hand, The Word, a supergroup featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, & North Mississippi Allstars.

The four day show will take place Memorial Day Weekend (May 31-June 4th, 2012) at Hunter Mountain in New York. Tickets are on sale now for $150, but will definitely go up as it gets closer to the show.

Lots of other fantastic names in the lineup like EOTO, Zach Deptuy, Trombone Shorty, Mariachi El Bronx, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Check out the MFJ Mountain Jam Festival Guide for an updated lineup.

Mountain Jam Initial Lineup Video

via Mountain Jam Festival

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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