Music On the Mountaintop, the annual music festival outside Boone, North Carolina has announced that the eclectic festival will return this August 24-26, 2012 as Railroad Earth's Music on the Mountaintop. Celebrating its fifth year, Music on the Mountaintop is expanding to include three full days of music, including two nights of Railroad Earth and other special events on Sunday with the band. Having played the previous two Music on the Mountaintop festivals the Americana-based band will be taking on a bigger role, helping to curate the lineup for 2012. More artists and festival details will be announced in the coming weeks.
"Railroad Earth is thrilled to be bringing our energy and fan base together with Music on the Mountaintop, to build this into something for years to come," said Railroad Earth general manager Brian Ross.
Music On the Mountaintop will return for a second year to the Grandfather Campgrounds in Foscoe, North Carolina. The picturesque venue is located approximately ten miles from Boone, North Carolina, providing potable water throughout, several public restrooms and bathhouses, a public store, and plenty of shaded campsites. Additionally, Railroad Earth's Music on the Mountaintop will expand to include late night shows (Friday and Saturday), VIP, Summit VIP and All-Inclusive ticket options, music workshops, daily yoga classes, cabin rental options, and a new offsite parking location just miles away.
"Over the last four years we've only scratched the surface with what we want to do with Music on the Mountaintop,” says festival director James Hunt. As we near year five, we are ready to make the big changes that will continue to establish Music on the Mountaintop as the premier festival in the region."
This year, the ecologically driven festival will also include environmental and cultural workshops to better create awareness on pressing environmental issues. Railroad Earth's Music on the Mountaintop will continue its work with Mountain Alliance and Appalachian Voices, to continue efforts for a cleaner more sustainable world.