Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bonnaroo Lineup for 2009 Announced

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2009 has been unleashed and upon first glance, it is pretty damn ridiculous. The festival is set to go down at its usual spot in Manchester, Tennessee during June 11th-14th. For the complete lineup, you can slide over to the official website and check it out here. There are still many more greats acts on the bill and as always there are still more bands to be announced, but these are the highlights:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gov’t Mule
Andrew Bird
Band Of Horses
The Decemberists
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
of Montreal
Coheed and Cambria
Animal Collective
Neko Case

There are still many more greats acts on the bill and as always there are still more bands to be announced, so keep posted. Now, upon first look at this lineup, I feel it really shows how the festival has morphed over the years from a Super Jam fest to Indie Showcase Galore. The Boss will ensure attendance ranges from teens to those with one foot in the grave and the Phish reunion will make the loyal die hards happy. Throw in that absolutely ridiculous middle of the lineup that features The Fuckin' BEASTIE BOYS, Animal Collective, Wilco, TV on the Radio, of Montreal and The Decemberists and you should have quite a show on your hands. Of course, you have to expect that some of those acts will overlap each other, but that is really unavoidable at any festival these days. While I haven't been in a few years, I've made the trip down to Manchester twice and damn were those great times. Whether you are kicking mud all over your buddies until they throw lemonade on you, running around drunk in between water fountains in the wee hours of the morning or just kickin' it in the medical tent, Bonnaroo has something for everyone. Oh yeah and the damn music is pretty fuckin' great as well. So, if you are able to get your ass down to Tennessee and you want to catch a great time, hit the Roo, you will not be disappointed.

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