[jump] For a first stab at a festival, the lineup is nothing to sneeze at: Somerset is bringing in national headliners the Flaming Lips, the New Pornographers, and DeVotchKa alongside over a dozen bands from the Twin Ciites that range from Solid Gold to Pink Mink to White Iron Band. With the exception of Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick (!) the lineup is pretty indie rock-heavy, but it's a nice selection of bands for the outdoor space and should have no problem drawing in avid Current fans.
Previously known as Float-Rite Park, the Somerset Amphitheater changed management last fall and has added an extra 100 acres to its property, adding on-site camping accommodations and permanent bathrooms to the already-established outdoor concert space.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 9 a.m. and are rumored to be priced reasonably, with an option to include overnight camping.