The Echo Project Announces Second Batch of Performers for Atlanta Show

New Additions Include The Flaming Lips, Thievery Corporation with Full Live Band, Les Claypool, The Bravery, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Secret Machines, MSTRKRFT, JJ Grey & Mofro, Son Volt, The Egg, The Album Leaf, Man Man, Tea Leaf Green, The Benevento – Russo Duo, Lazaro Casanova, and Telepath

Previously announced bands include: The Killers, Phil Lesh & Friends, moe., The Roots, Spearhead, Cat Power and many more.

More Artists & Greening Initiatives To Be Announced In Coming Weeks

$120 Early Bird Ticket Pre-Sale Ending SoonAtlanta, Georgia (August 14, 2007) – The Echo Project confirmed the second round of performers slated for the inaugural three-day eco-responsible music and arts festival in Atlanta, Georgia this October 12-14, 2007.  The most recent additions to the 60+ performer lineup at the multi-stage camping festival include: The Flaming Lips; Thievery Corporation with their full live band; Les Claypool; The Bravery; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Secret Machines; MSTRKRFT; JJ Grey & Mofro; Son Volt; The Egg; The Album Leaf; Man Man; Tea Leaf Green; The Benevento – Russo Duo; Lazaro Casanova; and Telepath.

Early bird tickets are on sale now for a limited time only and begin at $120 and are available online at www.the-echoproject.com and 1-800-594-TIXX.  15 cents of every ticket sold will be donated to Trees For The Future, an organization that has been the steward of planting trees throughout the world since the early 70s in an effort to remedy the effects of illegal logging and unsustainable land management systems on the world’s developing communities.

The Echo Project will be held on 350-acres of scenic Chattahoochee river front property on a privately owned 1250-acre farm just south of metropolitan Atlanta and has a mission to revolutionize how music and arts events affect our environment through eco-friendly event production by ways of carbon emissions, power consumption and creation, alternative energy sources, and waste management and recycling initiatives. Along with Sustainable Waves and Rivers Alive, The Echo Festival is also launching a major Chattahoochee river clean up prior to the festival.

Current lineup includes: The Killers; The Flaming Lips; Phil Lesh and Friends; moe.; The Roots; Cypress Hill; Les Claypool; The Bravery; Polyphonic Spree; Michael Franti and Spearhead; Umphrey’s McGee; Thievery Corporation with Full Live Band; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Secret Machines; Stephen Marley; Rodrigo Y Gabriela; The Disco Biscuits; Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues Band; Brazilian Girls; The Avett Brothers; Lyrics Born; MSTRKRFT; JJ Grey & Mofro; Son Volt; Perpetual Groove; RJD2; Toubab Krewe; Spam Allstars; ALO; Greenskeepers; The Egg; The Album Leaf; Man Man; Tea Leaf Green; The Benevento – Russo Duo; Lazaro Casanova; Telepath; and Afromotive.  More artists and festival details will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Echo Project is promoted by Nicolas Bouckaert of Rivertown Entertainment, LLC. in conjunction with Meatcamp Productions, Inc.  Greening partners include Sustainable Waves, a national provider of mobile solar powered sound and staging; Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading provider of cleaner electricity and carbon offset products; and the Environmental Media Association (EMA), which mobilizes the entertainment industry in a global effort to educate people about the environmental issues and inspire them into action.

Visit www.the-echoproject.com for the most up to date information.

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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