Posted by: cannedcumulus | February 3, 2009

Bonnaroo 2009 Initial Lineup Announced


The initial Bonnaroo lineup has now been officially announced, putting to end months of speculation.  The lineup is as follows (Bold being ones I am psyched about):

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (two 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
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Girl Talk

Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela

The Del McCoury Band
Of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria

Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Band of Horses
Robert Earl Keen
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
The Ting Tings
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Raphael Saadiq
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles

Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross

So there we have it, possibly one of the best concerts of the summer, since bonnaroo_image1Coachella announced its rather lackluster lineup (at least to me).  I think the variety in the headliners is great and will draw a very good crowd, especially with the reunion of Phish and 2 SHOWS!

More artists are to be announced in the coming months but I believe the good folks at Bonnaroo already deserve a hand for rounding up this amazing crowd of fine musicians.  The festival takes place June 11th- 14th in Manchester, Tennessee.



  1. “The Boss” – I want to go! But I don’t like to camp 😦

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