Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball is thrilled to announce the first wave of artists for the 2012 festival, set to take place in Placerville, CA on October 26th-28th at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Featuring three nights of Railroad Earth, the event will also feature a legion of guests including: Blind Pilot, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe- (Beastie Boys Tribute ~ featuring members of Slightly Stoopid), The Del McCoury Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams with The Traveling McCourys, Greensky Bluegrass, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Pickwick, and much more to be announced in the coming weeks.The second annual Halloween event features far more than just three chances to get costumed, groove to great music, and get a little wild under the harvest moon. The campout also takes place in a picturesque setting (at the gateway of the High Sierras), replete with running water, hot showers and colorful festival ambiance that a holiday like Halloween demands. “We have a remarkable site. The main stage area is set within an expansive natural amphitheater while the indoor late night hall, located just 100 yards away, is a 2100 person venue with plenty of room for dancing. We’re also offering multiple camping options including a really cool VIP zone set back from the main venue area in an open grassy field with perfectly clear stage site lines.” states Ryan Kronenberg from Pet Projekt, one of the producers of the event.Hosted by Railroad Earth, the great team at High Sierra Music with original partners Pet Projekt have combined to produce one of the best festival experiences in the country and quite possibly the closing festival for the 2012 outdoor concert season.Festival goers can purchase multi-day passes which include camping, VIP packages (appropriately named the SupernaturALL Experience), parking and RV passes directly through the event website. Deepest discounts are available now through July 23 (while supplies last). For more information about the event check out www.hangtownhalloween.com or www.railroadearth.com for more information.