Big names include: Dinosaur Jr. (along with a solo set from frontman J Mascis), Drive-By Truckers, Charles Bradley, Deer Tick, Swedish psych alchemists Dungen, Pickathon mainstay Ty Segall, personal faves Wolf People, and returning champ Jonathan Richman. Several other big names were announced, along with a lot of unfamiliar ones, proof of the festival's curating prowess in finding undiscovered talent.
Without further ado, the performers for the 19th annual Pickathon that were announced tonight are:
Anna & Elizabeth
Black Milk & Nat Turner
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Courtney Marie Andrews
Hiss Golden Messenger
Huun Huur Tu
Khun Narin (Electric Phin Band)
McTuff feat. Skerik
The Last Artful, Dodgr
Y La Bamba
More artists will be announced later in the year as the festival grows closer—42 acts out of the more than 60 total were unveiled tonight, so more is to come. The 19th annual Pickathon will take place, as in years past, at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, with tickets currently for sale at pickathon.com.