There are no real big names, but very solid acts none the less. Bonnaroo is up to 75 acts and said to be more additons. I just hope they are adding more stages..that or just have artists play 24/7 thought out three days..doubt it though. I just hope they don't try to cram too many acts where they have to cut play time to 45 min to the smaller acts. Doubt they would do that though.
:: ARTIST ADDITIONS - PART 4! ::
We are proud to announce the following additions to the Bonnaroo 2004 lineup: Robert Earl Keen Praxis (Brain, Buckethead, DJ Disk, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell) louque Antigone Rising Jem Addison Groove Project Xavier Rudd More artists to be announced!
:: CENTEROO ACTIVITIES ::
Once again, Bonnaroo will offer a plethora of activities and attractions on the festival grounds. Here¹s a sampling of Bonnaroo 2004 extras with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.
A showcase for music-related companies that enrich the Bonnaroo community, the Bonnaroo Sonic Village features special activities and information brought to you by a variety of media and merchandise companies. The Sonic Village also includes the Sirius Radio Bonnaroo tent, an on-site radio station featuring live performances, interviews, and announcements with information about Bonnaroo events and activities. Festival performers will stop by the Sirius tent throughout the weekend for signings, interviews, and other fun activities. Shop and Splash
Bonnaroo's 20-foot lighted fountain provides a refreshing treat in the Tennessee sun and a glowing source of eye candy at night. Nearby, the Bonnaroo Market features dozens of quality craftsman and artisans selling an array of original products.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but last year I think the total band number was right around 60-64, and this year it is already well over 70... more bang for your buck and more hard decisions to come!!
hopefully all of the additions don't cut set times. how many stages this year?
Looking back at the schedule from last year, believe it or not, there really were a lot of open spaces. So maybe instead of shortening set times, they are just filling in the gaps (think a.m. tent action), and possibly expanding night shows after the headliners. I don't think shorter set periods are an option.... at least I hope not. and I haven't heard an official number of stages yet. I guess I have just assumed it would remain the same, but perhaps they will add more. THE MORE THE MERRIER!! yipee!!
Robert Earl Keen is unbelievable. A lot of people who hear and see him for the first time at Bonnaroo are going to love this guy. "The Road Goes On Forever" and its intro on his live discs are classic. He tells a great story about being at Willie Nelson's picnic before launching into the song. I make a prediction right here and right now: Willie Nelson will make an appearance on stage with Robert Earl Keen during his set. If you like bluegrass/americana, check this guy out. Be sure you hear "Bluegrass Widow," "Merry Christmas From the family," "Dreadful Selfish Crime" and "Front Porch Song." That will get you started.