Does anyone have any solid rumors for artist additions round one, word of mouth or news articles and such? ( Please no Radiohead, Portishead, Tom petty, DMB related rumors because anything higher than someone like Les is just wishful thinking and is not gonna happen)
I wanted to update some of the addition rumors that atleast seem plausible if not validated:
I really like to think that most of the bands playing Wakarusa (June 5th-8th) are fair game for Bonnaroo additions (Flaming Lips, Keller Williams, Tea Leaf Green). A lot of these bands may not be added though because they've played the 'Roo recently.
Wasn't one of the radio clues "Cloud Tastes Metallic." How did that not mean the Flaming Lips?
The Black Crowes.......new album, new lineup w/ Luther Ollabelle .... Levon Helm is there and his daughter's band usually opens up for him and they'd fit in at Bonnaroo Les Claypool...... he's usually there Mars Volta.... just because it seems like every other person on this board wants them there Rose Hill Drive...... just because I want them there
I can all but guarantee that The Mars Volta will be in the first round additions. I've posted this a few times in other threads, but the New York Times listed them among a select few bands that are for sure playing Bonnaroo this summer. A major publication like the Times wouldn't print that without proof that they're playing.
Other guesses: The Shins Les Claypool (in some form) some jazz acts possibly one or two electronic acts
I think its fair to say reggae, electronica, jazz, and classic late night acts are seriously under represented this year and I hope that there is an addition of an artist to represent each of these catagories!
theres a chance its happened b4, last year it happened but only because roots already leaked and they had to formally announe it since everyone already knew they would be there. In fact I believe almost the enitre line up was announced accidently or leaked or whatever which is why they didnt really have tradition additions like in years past. I mean I remember when the additions alone were enough to get me drooling even if i didnt see the original line up.