Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011

The lineup for the 2011 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival has been unveiled, and as always, it’s a doozy. Like previous years, the classic bluegrass/folk is well-represented in the form of Gillian Welch, Steve Earle (as well as son Justin Townes Earle), Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck and many more. And as expected, plenty of non-bluegrass acts are peppered throughout the lineup, including Robert Plant, Thurston Moore, Broken Social Scene, Bright Eyes, Mekons, Kurt Vile, M.Ward, and more. No Steve Martin this year, but, well, what can you do.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2011 will take place Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in Golden Gate Park – and of course, it’s completely free. The full lineup (as announced thus far on the Hardly Strictly website) can be found after the jump.

Abigail Washburn, Justin Townes Earle, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Jonathan Wilson, The Devil Makes Three, Hot Buttered Rum, The Civil Wars, Bill Kirchen, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally & Their All-Star Band, Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer, DeVotchKa, Dive Bar Dukes, Reckless Kelly, The Felice Brothers, The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Blame Sally, Broken Social Scene, Those Darlins, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Gomez, Thurston Moore, Greensky Bluegrass, Southern Culture on the Skids, Buddy Miller, The Belle Brigade, Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile, Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin, Joe Purdy, John Prine, Chris Isaak, Conspiracy of Beards, The Low Anthem, Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer, River Whyless, Charlie Musselwhite, Alison Brown Quartet, Moonalice, Robyn Hitchcock, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Gillian Welch, Seamus Kennedy, PMW (Thursday Children’s Program), Cass McCombs, The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, AllofaSudden, Bob Mould, Simon Joyner, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, Dr. John & the Lower 911, Bill Orcutt, Frank Fairfield, The Mother Hips, MC Hammer (Thursday Children’s Program), Earl Scruggs, South Memphis String Band, Buckethead, Elbow, Fitz & the Tantrums, Irma Thomas, Emmylou Harris, David Bromberg Quartet, Over the Rhine, Otis Clay with special guest Chick Rodgers, The Jayhawks, Dark Star Orchestra, Wendy Bird, The Flatlanders featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, M. Ward, Jolie Holland, Mekons, Woods, Ollabelle, The Band of Heathens, Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, The Swanson Family Band, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard, Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson, Bright Eyes, A.A. Bondy, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Seldom Scene + MORE TBA