Hog Farm Hideaway has revealed its lineup for 2022, headed by three nights of The String Cheese Incident alongside Infamous Stringdusters, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and more. The inaugural festival will take place at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA June 10th–12th.
Also on tap for Hog Farm Hideaway 2022 are Keller Williams, Ghost Light, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Fruition, Cosmic Twang with Nicki Bluhm, Ron Artis II & The Truth, Pimps Of Joytime, Holly Bowling, Hot buttered Rum, New Monsoon, Whiskey Family Band, Achilles Wheel, Royal Jelly Jive, The Sweet Lillies, Full Moonalice, Dead Winter Carpenters, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, Electric Tumbleweed, Caitlin Jemma, The Real Sarahs, Dusty Green Bones Band, Diggin Dirt, Corinne West Trio, Tumbleweed Soul, Eric Long, Banana Slug Band, Circus Luminescence, Big Fun Circus, and more. Organizers left a prominent gap on the initial lineup card on the third line beside Keller and Ghost Light.
Hosts The String Cheese Incident shared a promotional video briefly detailing the long road to making Hog Farm Hideaway a reality. The festival was set to make its debut (as Hog Farm Hangout) in summer 2020 but was derailed by the pandemic. After an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to move the event to summer 2021, organizers are ready to finally mount Hog Farm Hideaway in June.
Also of note, drummer Michael Travis opens the video by asking the rest of the band, “do you guys like dubstep,” a possible tongue-in-cheek reference to last year’s dissolution of his improvisational duo EOTO with percussionist Jason Hann. The String Cheese Incident has dedicated the festival to late Madison House partner Jesse Aratow, who died suddenly on October 29th, 2021.
Black Oak Ranch is home to The Hog Farm, one of the oldest, continuously running communes in the United States. Founded by peace activist and clown Wavy Gravy, The Hog Farm has a long history of producing and participating in iconic music festivals and events in various capacities, most notably at the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969. In more recent years, The Hog Farm co-produced Electric on the Eel and The Pignic (1987–2001) and hosted Earthdance and The Kate Wolf Festival (2004–2019). Black Oak Ranch offers an intimate festival site in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, meadows, and year-round streams.
Tickets for Hog Farm Hideaway 2022 are on sale now. Scroll down to check out the initial lineup and Cheese’s promo video.