By Dan Hust
BETHEL August 5, 2003 The greatly anticipated lineup of Ben & Jerrys One World One Heart Festival and 25th anniversary bash was finally released Wednesday afternoon, and the names are suitably big.
Headlining the environmentally and socially themed two-day concerts will be Tracy Chapman, Third Eye Blind, LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker, along with George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Soulive, The Wild Magnolias, Terrance Simien and Recycled Percussion.
Smaller, local acts will appear alongside the stars during the August 23-24 festival, including fiddling duo Erin and John Slaver of Liberty, Fritzs Polka Band, Gregory Douglass, Somerville (originally of Monticello), Salad Days, The Kelly Project, The Jeanette Williams Band and Babaloo.
Music wont be all thats happening at the Woodstock site in Bethel those days, however.
Therell be local vendors and craftspeople, food, socially conscious activities and, of course, lots of ice cream.
For more information, call 1-800-BJFESTS or go to www.benjerry. com to order $32-per-person-per-day tickets. (You can earn free tickets by signing up friends to vote, according to the Web site and if youre under 13 and accompanied by an adult, you dont have to pay to get into the festival at all.)