Primus Sign On For H.O.R.D.E. Tour

The new line-up.

It's shaping up to be a buyer's market for concertgoer's this summer, the only

question is, "how deep are your pockets?" Coming back strong for a sixth summer

is the H.O.R.D.E. festival, which will feature Neil Young topping the bill from

July to September, joined, at various points, by Big Head Todd & the Monsters,

Primus, Widespread Panic, Morphine and several other bands to be announced

soon.

The festival, which will for the first time not have founders Blues

Traveler on every date (a source tells ATN that they will "show up for a

handful of dates"), kicks off on July 12 in Seattle at The Gorge and will wind

its way across North America with approximately 30 shows, winding up on

September 1 at a still unannounced venue.

H.O.R.D.E., which has always

sold itself as a kinder, gentler Lollapalooza and has featured everybody from

Lenny Kravitz and Natalie Merchant to Canadian folkie Hayden and Taj Mahal,

will once again feature a mid-concourse Workshop stage, where, in the past,

everything from impromptu all-star jams and audience question-and-answer

session to spontaneous poetry and Native American dance performances have taken

place.

Despite early reported resistance from the Young camp, eager

tapeheads will be allowed to record all the shows. Full line-up

information and dates will be available as early as next week.