Dead & Company to headline Lockn’ 2018

LOCKN’ is excited to announce that Dead & Company will be making a rare festival appearance by headlining the 2018 event. More artists will be announced one at a time daily via the festival’s social media beginning tomorrow, February 2 until February 8, when the full lineup will be disclosed in its entirety. LOCKN’ is set to take place in Arrington, VA, August 23 – 26, at Infinity Downs, LOCKN’s 387-acre property located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Dead & Company — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti — will perform four sets of music over two nights, drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. Though most of its members have appeared multiple times at the festival in various unique iterations, this marks the first time Dead & Company has performed at LOCKN’ in its six year history.
Tier 1 tickets for LOCKN’ 2018 go on sale Friday February 9 at 12pm ET exclusively via This year the festival will be offering a Three-Day Weekend Pass in addition to its traditional Four-Day Festival Pass. This new Three-Day Weekend Pass will allow those with tighter schedules to still see all the bands performing at Lockn’ for a lower price.
The Festival will be running a VIP Pass contest on Facebook from February 5 – 7, that will give fans the chance to win a pair of Four-Day VIP Festival Passes. The VIP Pass offers access to VIP campgrounds, comfort stations with running water, showers, the air-conditioned VIP lounge, the Welcome BBQ, the Sunday Brunch, a private bar, complimentary late-night snacks, free water and soft drinks, a limited edition signed screen-printed festival poster, a limited edition water bottle, and access to VIP viewing platform and front of house viewing area. For more information on the VIP Pass, please visit:
Last year, LOCKN’ was applauded for its massive site upgrade as it took its famous Blue Ridge Bowl and expanded it for the first time to a newly centralized venue encompassing both the main stage and the Bowl’s amphitheatre, allowing the more than 20,000 fans to enjoy non-stop music all weekend long with improved sight lines and easy access to all the incredible food, drinks, shopping, and social action activities LOCKN’ veterans have come to expect. The new and improved venue was more accessible to all camping sites, with additional shade and misting stations that provided extra respite from the summer heat and traffic routes were more direct and efficient as it made entering and exiting the festival smoother than ever before.
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About LOCKN’:
LOCKN’ Music Festival was created in 2013 and takes place annually at Infinity Downs Farm and Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, VA, at the foot of the Blue Ridge, in Central Virginia, 35 miles south of Charlottesville, and approximately 100 miles from both Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. With exceptionally creative programming, non-stop music and an incomparable celebration of everything the region has to offer from food to beverage to the stunning beauty of its location, LOCKN’ is one of the most revered modern American festivals. Since its inception, LOCKN’ has featured Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Phish, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, The Allman Brothers Band, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Wilco and many more.