Levitate Music Festival announces 2019 lineup, adds third day

The Marshfield-based fest welcomes Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and more this July

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After years of continued expansion, the South Shore’s own Levitate Music Festival has added a third day for 2019, according to the fest’s lineup announcement today (February 7).

After starting as a one-day event in 2013, the Marshfield-based roots, reggae, and jam band event has expanded significantly since its first iteration, this year evolving the seventh edition into an all-weekend affair spanning from July 12 to 14.

Friday’s first day (July 12) will offer a half-day of music at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds, opening the fest gates at 4 p.m., while both Saturday (July 13) and Sunday (July 14) will be full days, per tradition.

“Many factors have led to the decision to expand to three days,” said Levitate co-founder Jess Hassett. “Particularly the ability to feature more local artists, musicians, and vendors, and to continue to grow Levitate into a world class multi-day, multi-genre event.”

Headliners on deck for 2019 include the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (pictured up top, from their recent Newport Folk performance), and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, alongside some other popular names like St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sublime with Rome, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Blackberry Smoke.

Stick Figure and Massachusetts’ own Ripe make repeat appearances at the fest, and New England gets extra representation in the undercard with groups such as Hingham’s Not Today and Duxbury’s Surfliner.

A small number of early bird general admission passes go on sale today; Peep the entire lineup on the flyer below.