Cracker @ BottleRock 2014 - Photo by Daniel Kielman
Cracker @ BottleRock 2014 - Photo by Daniel Kielman

Promoters of BottleRock Napa Valley have announced the lineup for the third year of the embattled music festival. With a full year to plan the lineup, local promotion partnership Latitude 38 Entertainment was able to build a bill that many will consider as strong as the first year.

The headliners for the festival, which will be held May 29-31 at the Napa Valley Expo, will be Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, and Robert Plant. Other notable acts include The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Young the Giant, Gipsy Kings, Capital Cities, Portugal. The Man, and Public Enemy.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Thursday at BottleRockNapaValley.com and Eventbrite.com. Prices range from $235 for a three-day general admission pass to $2,500 for a three-day platinum pass (benefits listed below).

“With the combination of chart topping musical acts, Napa Valley chefs, Master Sommeliers and some of the best wineries in the country, we’re able to create a one-of-a-kind festival experience for music, food and wine enthusiasts alike," said Dave Graham, festival producer and partner of Latitude 38 Entertainment.

Rest of lineup:

AWOLNATION, Michael Franti & Spearhead,  American Authors, Public Enemy, Trampled By Turtles, Los Lobos, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Echosmith, Brett Dennen, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, Lettuce, Los Amigos Invisibles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Aer, The Mowgli’s, Courtney Barnett, Kopecky, Big Talk, Tristan Prettyman, People Under the Stairs, Vacationer, The Brothers Comatose, Knox Hamilton, The Last Internationale, Zella Day, Finish Ticket, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ryan Sims Band, The London Souls, Moonalice, Grizfolk, Black English, Wild Ones, The Record Company, Kawehi, Emily Wolfe, Afrolicious, Con Brio, Wildlife Control, Sneakout, Transfer, Battle Tapes, The Trims, Fritz Montana, The Frail, Eagle Wolf Snake, Matt Moon, Sielle, The Iron Heart, The Bad Jones, Silverado Pickups, The Deadlies, grass child, Pion 2 Zion, Walsh, Napa Crossroads Live featuring: David Pack of Ambrosia, John Elefante of Kansas, Bill Champlin formerly of Chicago, Jim Peterik founding member of Survivor.

The festival, which also promotes Napa's prestigious wines and restaurants was saved from bankruptcy after its first year by Graham and Latitude 38, which then had only a couple of months to organize the second annual event. Last year, the Cure and Outkast headlined the bill.

Description of available tickets:

THREE-DAY VIP PASS | Starting at $575 (limited quantity)
VIP parking near the venue, prime viewing areas and shade at each stage and a separate and less crowded entrance and exit. VIP-only restrooms and a VIP Lounge with seating, free wifi, a cash-bar and expanded wine and culinary offerings.

THREE-DAY PLATINUM PASS | Starting at $2500 (limited quantity)
All VIP benefits plus: Access to on-stage and front-of-stage viewing. Platinum Lounge that includes on-site concierge service and complimentary fine wines and food, exclusive daily gourmet tasting menus prepared by celebrity Napa Valley chefs, premium cocktails, and rare Napa Valley wines selected and served by some of the top sommeliers in the world. Premium restrooms, parking directly at the event site, air conditioned spaces and more.

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