The Peach Music Festival, put together by the Allman Brothers Band in cooperation with Live Nation Philadelphia, first appeared on the music scene last year at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. 2012 was such a success that the festival is returning for a second run, August 15 through 18.
Sure, hardcore Allman fans may tell you that the rest of the lineup doesn’t even really matter. But….Peach just announced the full lineup this week and it’s nothing to scoff at. Lotus, Railroad Earth, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and a number of other diverse acts will play over the four days. Add these performances to two sets from both Allman and Bob Weir & RatDog and additional headlining sets from the Black Crowes and Gov’t Mule and you’ve got yourself quite the musical weekend. View the full lineup to see for yourself.
A head’s up: camping is not included with your four-day festival pass. If you want to camp out, be sure to buy a $35 camping pass as well. You’ll be camping on the trails of Montage Mountain, so be prepared to set your campsite up on an incline (definitely make sure your tent door is not facing up the mountain just in case it rains). The campgrounds will open at 10AM Thursday morning and will close at noon on Monday afternoon. If you want to find out all about the camping pass, this is where to go.
Another thing to consider is parking – if you want to park in the lot closest to the campgrounds, you’ll have to buy a parking pass. You only need one pass per vehicle, and the price ranges from $30 (if you are the only passenger) to $5 (if you have four or more in your vehicle). If you don’t get a pass for camping parking, you will have to drop all of your gear off at the designated gear drop-off location, park at an off-site lot, and take a shuttle to the campgrounds. More information about parking can be found here.
If you aren’t the camping type, The Peach also offers travel packages which include VIP festival passes, hotel accommodations, and shuttle transportation. Limited travel packages remain though, so those of you who prefer to “travel in style” may want to act fast. Any packages still available will be listed here.
One fun perk that is included with the four-day festival pass is unlimited access to Snocove, the onsite water park. The park includes a “lazy river” and a number of other attractions. Check out Snocove at Montage Mountain’s website to learn more.
Clearly there are a number of options when it comes to The Peach in 2013. Given the lineup, your best bet is to start checking all of them out here and deciding which one is right for you. Buy your four-day festival pass here, and don’t forget to look into camping and parking!
Check out the Allman Brothers Band playing “Come and Go Blues” at Jones Beach on 7/24/12 below for a taste of what you’ll get at The Peach.