For months now rumors have swirled about a String Cheese Incident festival being held at the late Rothbury Festival’s home, the famed Double JJ Resort. The rumors all stemmed from an interview with Bill Nershi over at Hidden Track in which he stated:
We’re also planning on doing something next summer at the Rothbury site. That will be a weekend festival with a lot of String Cheese sets. It’ll be different from Rothbury in that it will be more like our thing at Horning’s, where String Cheese plays every night, and it will include bands in our String Cheese family with art installations and that kind of thing.
Today SCI threw gasoline on that fire as they posted a short message on their Facebook page which read:
We’ve made our 4th of July plans… see you in the forest!
While all signs point to this being the SCI festival Nershi hinted at, the website offers little insight, though it is fairly safe to assume the SCI-Fidelity family will have numerous acts there. However, until the full lineup is released February 28th, all we know for certain is the Electric Forest Festival will take place at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, MI from June 30th to July 3rd.
Bassnectar and Greensky Bluegrass are both rumored to be on the lineup as well.
Bassnectar is the only artist besides SCI that the Electric Forest’s Facebook page “Likes”. Not the most concrete information ever but a huge coincidence if not.
Greensky on the other hand is almost surely a lock as their record label’s website had Electric Forest — and All Good — listed as one of their tour dates for a short time period earlier tonight; screen shot below. Sorry it’s so small, squint.