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Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Peach Music Festival confirms 2021 lineup with Oysterhead and 60+ artists on July 4th weekend at Montage Mountain in Scranton
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On Monday, nearly one year after the Peach Music Festival rescheduled its 2020 event to 2021, Live Nation announced that it is moving forward with the festival on Fourth of July weekend at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark.

Today, the majority of the lineup was confirmed, including the headliners scheduled for last year – the reunion of Oysterhead (Trey Anastasio of Phish, Les Claypool of Primus, and Stewart Copeland of The Police), two sets of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and two sets of The String Cheese Incident.

Running Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 4, the top of the bill also features Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Oteil Burbridge of The Allman Brothers Band and friends, Twiddle, and two sets of Dark Star Orchestra.

Turkuaz will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads album “Remain in Light” by performing it in its entirety with special guests Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and Adrian Belew.

The Allman Brothers’ first live album, “Live at Fillmore East,” is turning 50 years old this year, so a special performance will honor that milestone as well.

Scott Sharrard of The Gregg Allman Band and friends will rock the second annual Peach Guitar Pull, with participating artists to be announced.

Other confirmed musicians include Blackberry Smoke, Doom Flamingo, The Allman Betts Band, Jaimoe & Friends, The Wild Feathers, Spafford, Dopapod, Keller Williams, Neal Francis, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Tauk, Aqueous, Ghost Light, Ballyhoo, Nicole Atkins, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Cordovas, The Nth Power featuring Jennifer Hartswick, Kitchen Dwellers, The Shady Recruits, Mikaela Davis, Thumpasaurus, Magic Beans, Los Colognes, Karina Rykman, Nick Perri & The Underground Thieves, Blind Boys of Alabama, CBDB, Yak Attack, Funk You, Keznamdi, The Fritz, Eggy, Dizgo, Gabriel Kelley, Serene Green, Yam Yam, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Great Peacock, Ida Mae, Mike Love, Chris Roberts, Sicard Hollow, JB Strauss, Celisse, New Madrid, Magnolia Boulevard, and Neighbor, with more to come.

Fans who held onto their festival passes from last year will receive an additional night of music on Wednesday, June 30 with a lineup to be announced.

Described as “the first-ever Allman Brothers Band-inspired festival in the Northeast,” the Peach “has quickly evolved into one of the most highly-anticipated summer musical events, loved by music enthusiasts from across the nation,” according to organizers.

Tickets, travel packages, camping accommodations, and RV passes are on sale now at

There is still no word on whether or not Montage Mountain’s other major music festival, Camp Bisco, will be held on the following weekend of July 8-10, 2021. Before it was canceled due to COVID-19, Bisco was scheduled to feature the usual six sets by festival founders The Disco Biscuits, along with headliners Bassnectar, GRiZ, Tipper, Lotus, San Holo, STS9, Subtronics, Shpongle (Simon Posford live) backed by The Disco Biscuits, G Jones, and TroyBoi in 2020.

Read NEPA Scene’s Peach Fest interview with Grammy Award-winning reggae musician Stephen Marley here, another interview with rising star Maggie Rose here, and see photos from the 2019 festival here. See photos of Camp Bisco from 2019 here.

Photo by Scott Kucharski Photography/NEPA Scene

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