by Dan Bolles
Last year's inaugural incarnation of the Precipice, a three-day music festival held at Burlington's Intervale was a 2012 midsummer highlight. Though somewhat haphazardly curated by Radio Bean's Lee Anderson and Joe Adler — it went from brainstorm to reality in about three weeks — the almost completely locavore fest showcased eclectic Vermont music in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere that was, well, kind of like hanging at the Bean, but outdoors.
With a full year to contemplate the Precipice 2.0, Anderson and company appear to have upped their game. This year's festival is slated for July 26-28 and has been moved from the Intervale to the field behind Burlington College on North Avenue. The Intervale was pleasant, but a little cramped for four stages. Some room to stretch out will be a welcome development.
And then there's the music lineup, which features, well, pretty much everybody in town. Check it out…
Superhuman Happiness, Barika, Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band, Ryan Power, Rough Francis, Eames Brothers Band, Waylon Speed, Michael Chorney & Hollar General, the Lynguistic Civilians, Rusty Belle, Steady Betty, the Skamaphrodites, Swale, Blue Button, Appalled Eagles, Paper Castles, Errands, Loveful Heights, Maryse Smith, Grup Anwar, Dirty Blondes, Lendway, the Dupont Brothers, Joe Adler & the Rangers Of Danger, Vedora, Brett Hughes & Kat Wright, Oobleck, Duke Aeroplane & The Wrong Numbers, Wave Of The Future, Fat Paul, Atlas Joint, Andy Lugo, the Burlington Bread Boys, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, Modern Times Theater, Hana Zara, Alanna Grace Flynn, the Peasant Dramatic, Amanda Ruth
And there is apparently much more to come, so stay tuned. Oh, and tickets are onsale now, right here.