George Clinton & P-Funk is the latest act to be added to the lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. The influential funk collective will perform on the festival’s Main Stage on Friday, August 24th—just before the final, unnamed headliner and immediately following Umphrey’s McGee.
As previously reported, the Arrington, VA festival will be making a single lineup announcement every day until the complete bill is released on February 8th. Other confirmed acts include Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Turkuaz. You can check out the in-progress slow artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.
Today’s George Clinton news comes two weeks after the funk pioneer released his first new material under the Parliament moniker since 1980. Titled “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me”, the new single will appear on the forthcoming album, Medicaid Fraud Dog, the first Parliament album since their 1980 LP, Trombipulation.
LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here.
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