Bottle Rock Festival Premieres with Black Keys, Flaming Lips, The Shins
The festival will be held May 9-12 in Napa Valley, California and will focus on food, wine, comedy and beer as well as “over 40 of today’s most relevant bands,” as the event’s website puts it. Other notable acts performing at the festival include Alabama Shakes, Jane’s Addiction, the Wallflowers, Black Crowes, Primus, Bad Religion, Blues Traveler, Donavon Frankenreiter, Allen Stone, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples, Cake and Rodrigo y Gabriella.
In addition to these bands, it is reported that the festival will feature a full comedy lineup. Food and beverage options will come from more than 100 venders, 300 wineries and a local brewery.
The event will take place at the Napa Valley Expo, and will occupy the majority of the property at the site. The Expo is located “in the heart of downtown Napa,” and features “four buildings, many equipped with commercial kitchens, plus plenty of outdoor exhibit space all in the heart of Wine Country!”
The official website for the Bottle Rock Festival states that tickets will be available February 3, but has not other information about them. The Napa Valley Register reports that the music acts will perform on three separate stages around Napa Valley, including the Uptown Theatre. The paper also states the festival will be presented by two natives of Napa Valley, Bob Vogt and Gabriel Meyers.
The festival joins other music events in the area, most centered around wine and food as well. Festival del Sole and Music celebrates classical music, and there’s also the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway. The largest festival in the area is the Robert Mondavi Summer Music Festival, which celebrated its 43rd consecutive festival last year with headliners O.A.R., Plain White T’s and Natasha Bedingfield.