Avett Brothers, Thievery Corp, Trey Anastasio Head to Summer Camp Festival

Avett Brothers, Thievery Corp, Trey Anastasio Head to Summer Camp Festival

Next year’s lineup of Illinois’ Summer Camp Music Festival will feature the Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation and two sets by the Trey Anastasio Band.

The 13th annual incarnation of the festival will be held May 24-26, 2013 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois, which just north of Peoria, Illinois.

Other acts that will appear at the festival include moe. (performing all three days), Umphrey’s McGee (performing two days), STS9, Yonder Mountain String Band, Taj Mahal Trio, Zeds Dead, Keller Williams and More Than Little, and many more that will be announced at a later date. In all, 75 artists will perform at the festival on seven stages.

“The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois,” said a statement on the official website of the festival. “About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 6 stages over 4 days. And while our numbers have grown, Summer Camp still maintains the same energy and family feel we had when we started over a decade ago.”

The website also points out that the festival nearly triples the population of Chillicothe during the weekend it takes place. Artists that have performed at the festival in the past including Willie Nelson, the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Les Claypool, Skrillex, the Roots and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

A three-day ticket purchase includes a camping pass for the festival, however, if festival goers want to camp the Thursday night before the festival, they much purchase a Thursday Pre-Party pass. Festival organizers will be releasing further information about VIP Packages and RV Passes in the coming weeks.