Sierra Nevada World Music Festival Announces Lineup

Confirmed artists for the 2009 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival  have been announced, and tickets are now on sale. The Festival takes place June 19-21 in Boonville, Mendocino County (about a four-hour drive from SF). The lineup this year looks particularly strong (though this is not a final list, and the artist list is subject to change): Nigerian Afrobeat heir Femi Kuti; African music legend King Sunny Ade; former Black Uhuru lead singer Michael Rose; roots revivalist Anthony B; Afro-soul diva Zap Mama; legendary reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs; popular Jamaican lover's rock star Taurrus Riley; classic reggae bands the Heptones, the Itals, and the Abyssinians; nu-roots artist Etana; Nyabinghi drummer Ras Michael; legendary toasters Michigan & Smiley; dub aficionados the Easy Star All-Stars, and Marty Dread. There are some changes this year–vehicle and RV camping are limited, for one–so planning ahead is always a good idea. Feeling irie yet?

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