Savannah Stopover announces over 40 bands in 2012 festival lineup, more to come

It’s an exciting day for Savannah music lovers!

I’ll have a lot more to say in the coming weeks about some of the acts booked for the 2nd annual Savannah Stopover, slated for March 7-10.

There obviously will be a lot more on the Savannah Stopover website. You can buy tickets there too; I bought a VIP pass again this year.

Today, the Stopover announced over 40 of this year’s bands. In the coming weeks we’ll get the rest of the bands — more than 70 will be on the final list — plus the detailed schedule of times and venues. Many of the acts will be en route to SXSW, which begins the following week (hence the name Stopover). Look for this year’s festival to include venues, parties, and other events that weren’t in last year’s lineup.

Here’s the list from a press release earlier today:

  • The War On Drugs
  • The Love Language
  • Caveman
  • Grimes
  • *Prince Rama
  • Jukebox The Ghost
  • *Oberhofer, which will headline the opening night concert in Telfair Square with support from Brooklyn’s Dinosaur Feathers and Perth, Australia’s Pond.
  • The Men
  • *Little Tybee
  • Zambri
  • Quilt
  • The Knocks
  • Royal Baths
  • DIVE
  • Born Gold
  • Turbo Fruits
  • Pond
  • Eternal Summers
  • The Big Sleep
  • Savoir Adore
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Secret Mountains
  • Delicate Steve
  • Dinosaur Feathers
  • *Cheyenne Marie Mize
  • Spanish Prisoners
  • Sleepy Vikings
  • *Country Mice
  • Idiot Glee
  • Hooded Fang
  • Janka Nabay
  • *Jon Lindsay
  • The Loom
  • The Minutes
  • The Suzan
  • Tops
  • River Whyless
  • Young Empires
  • Christ, Lord

* – played the 2011 Stopover

First, a handful of the acts making their first appearances in Savannah (as far as I know):

The War on Drugs live at the Bowery Ballroom last month:

The Love Language:

Caveman last year in Brooklyn:

Here’s Grimes with “Vanessa”:

Grimes – Vanessa (Arbutus/Hippos and Tanks 2011)from Grimes69 on Vimeo.

Jukebox the Ghost:

Here’s Born Gold’s video for “Lawn Knives”:

Lawn Knives from Born Gold on Vimeo

And a few of the returning acts:

Country Mice from last week’s sold out show at New York’s Mercury Lounge:

Oberhofer in the studio:

Jon Lindsay:

Little Tybee: