The 2011 Bonnaroo Festival announced its 2011 line up today, ending all the rumors, speculation, and guesswork. It has been laid bare for all to see, and we now know that that the Bonnaroo headliners are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and Lil' Wayne. Talk about wide-ranging!
Other interesting names include The Decemberists, Bassnectar, Explosions in the Sky, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Deerhunter, The Walkmen, Devotchka and more. Check out the complete Bonnaroo 2011 lineup at the Spacelab Festival Guide.
Perhaps the biggest Bonnaroo news is that they're reuniting Buffalo Springfield with both Neil Young and Stephen Stills in on the action. Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello will curate a specialty venue called "Global Gypsy Punk Revue," and Dr. John and The Original Meters will play their album Desitively Bonnaroo in its entirety, the album from which the festival took its name.
Bonnaroo tickets are on sale now. They come in three price levels, ranging from $224.50 - $249.50, with a limit of 10 tickets per order. Bonnaroo fanatics with sacks of cash can go big with the "Total Access" package, giving you an eight-ticket package with private viewing areas and private tour buses that double as your lodging (decked with flat-screen TVs, stereo, a bathroom, mini kitchen and air conditioning). This is how the other half lives.
The Bonnaroo lineup has over 125 bands and more than 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. This will be the tenth anniversary of the Bonnaroo Festival, and in that time, it has become one the U.S.' biggest and best festivals. Set on a 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, it's the playground of the cool kids and the hippies, at the same time, on the same field.
The Bonnaroo 2011 dates run from Jun. 9 - 12 in Manchester in Coffee County, Tennessee.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Check out the Bonnaroo Media page for videos from past Bonnaroo Festival performances.