BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 LINEUP FEATURING: PEARL JAM, METALLICA, JACK JOHNSON, KANYE WEST, ALISON KRAUSS & ROBERT PLANT, MY MORNING JACKET, WILLIE NELSON, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, B.B. KING, SIGUR ROS, THE RACONTEURS, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Pearl Jam Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The seventh annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2008 lineup will total over 100 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Continuing the Bonnaroo tradition of diversity and dynamism, the 2008 lineup draws top-flight acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year, Bonnaroo welcomes metal stalwart Metallica, the explosive Pearl Jam and acoustic rocker Jack Johnson, along with hip-hop star Kanye West, indie-rock staple Death Cab for Cutie and scores of other hot acts. Fresh talents like NYC buzz band Vampire Weekend and Austin electro act Ghostland Observatory will perform alongside revered legends such as Willie Nelson and The Band's Levon Helm, who will bring his famous Woodstock-based Midnight Ramble show to thousands of festival fans. Other special collaborations include the slow-burning duo of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, roots-leaning couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and bluegrass darling Abigail Washburn's Sparrow Quartet with Béla Fleck. The sprawling lineup also includes epic acts like Gogol Bordello, Against Me!, Sigur Ros and Bonnaroo favorite My Morning Jacket.
In addition to stellar music programming, Bonnaroo organizers continue to increase the quality and quantity of non-music entertainment options at the festival. Bonnaroo's revered Comedy Tent will once again host a stellar lineup of first-rate standup sets in a seated, air-conditioned venue, including Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Norton, Brian Posehn and the return of David Cross, who will host "Bonnaroo Late Time Chat About," an original midnight talk show complete with a house band, comic skits and special guests.
2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists: Pearl Jam Metallica Jack Johnson Kanye West Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Phil Lesh & Friends My Morning Jacket The Allman Brothers Band The Raconteurs Willie Nelson Death Cab for Cutie B.B. King Sigur Ros Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road Ben Folds O.A.R. The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton M.I.A. Umphrey's McGee Iron & Wine Yonder Mountain String Band Swell Season Talib Kweli Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival Gogol Bordello Broken Social Scene Robert Randolph's Revival Rilo Kiley Mastodon Lupe Fiasco Against Me! Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Pat Green Ozomatli Tegan & Sara Solomon Burke Drive-By Truckers !!! The Avett Brothers Israel Vibration Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck Phil Lesh / Larry Campbell / Jackie Greene Aimee Mann Ladytron The Fiery Furnaces Orchestra Baobab Ghostland Observatory Jose Gonzalez Dark Star Orchestra Minus the Bear Donavon Frankenreiter Lez Zeppelin State Radio Battles Jakob Dylan Two Gallants The Sword Vampire Weekend Little Feat Nicole Atkins The Felice Brothers Mason Jennings MGMT The Lee Boys Black Kids Serena Ryder Steel Train Grupo Fantasma Back Door Slam
Bonnaroo Comedy: Bonnaroo Late Night Chat About with David Cross Janeane Garofalo Zach Galifianakis Jim Norton Brian Posehn Mike Birbiglia John Mulaney Michelle Buteau
More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival go on sale Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. EST through www.bonnaroo.com
Well...I think it's a pretty good lineup top to bottom. It's a bit sad to say that I think Langerado has a better lineup than Roo this year, but it's still a good lineup. Maybe the weakest headliners they've ever had...but the rest of the lineup is solid.
wow. thats pretty ugly. so is phil not a headliner? hopefully umphreys will get a late night. happy to see darkstar. hopefully the additions are good because this is the worst lineup ive ever seen for a fest period. especially one that charges over 200 bucks. oh well....LANGERADO!!!
My initial reaction is that the lineup is kind of weak. Really happy to see MMJ, Battles, Iron & Wine on the bill along with some others, but hopefully this gets fleshed out a bit more with solid additions because right now it seems like there's something(s) missing. Jack Johnson headliner?? I don't even know what to say about Metallica.. I guess obtaining tickets won't be much of a concern after all...