Headin’ for Manchester: Bonnaroo announces lineup for this year’s festival

Down on the Farm in Manchester, Tennessee, there’s this little place and festival called Bonnaroo. The notorious “hippie fest” attracts tens of thousands each June. This year’s festival lineup was released in a more unorthodox manner, unveiling each name…one…by…one. Patience is a virtue, isn’t it? Every six minutes or so since Noon CST, each band trickled out via Bonnaroo’s Myspace and Twitter accounts (gotta love social networking sites) to complete the initial bill for the fest.
The lineup includes a variety of types of acts (as it does most every year), ranging from The Flaming Lips performing Pink Floyd’s famous Dark Side of the Moon to hip-hop legend Jay-Z, from the newly Grammy-spoiled Kings of Leon to Creedence Clearwater Revival ringleader John Fogerty, and let’s not forget about Stevie Wonder. Also a continuing trend of the festival is jam bands, because they know you still love them. Dave Matthews Band will follow up Phish from last year. You can see the initial lineup below and all the acts announced thus far. The festival takes place on June 10th through the 13th, so pick up your tickets over at bonnaroo.com and take the trek down to camp this summer. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Dave Matthews Band : Kings of Leon : Stevie Wonder : Jay-Z : Tenacious D : Weezer : The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform Dark Side of the Moon : The Dead Weather : Damian Marley and Nas : Phoenix : Norah Jones : Michael Franti and Spearhead : John Fogerty : Regina Spektor : Jimmy Cliff : LCD Soundsystem : The Avett Brothers : Thievery Corporation : Rise Against : Tori Amos : The National : Zac Brown Band : Les Claypool : John Prine : The Black Keys : Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers : Jeff Beck : Dropkick Murphys : She & Him : Against Me! : The Disco Biscuits : Daryl Hall & Chromeo : Jamey Johnson : Clutch : Bassnectar : Kid Cudi : Baaba Maal : Kris Kristofferson : Medeski Martin & Wood : The xx : GWAR : Dan Deacon : Ensemble Tinariwen : Wale : Deadmau5 : The Melvins : The Gaslight Anthem : Miike Snow : The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band : Dr. Dog : They Might Be Giants : Punch Brothers : Isis : Blitzen Trapper : Blues Traveler : Miranda Lambert : Calexico : OK Go : Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue : Martin Sexton : Lotus : Baroness : Dave Rawlings Machine : Mayer Hawthorne and the County : Japandroids : Jay Electronica : Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros : Ingrid Michaelson : The Dodos : Manchester Orchestra : The Temper Trap : Cross Canadian Ragweed : Big Sam’s Funky Nation : Carolina Chocolate Drops : NEEDTOBREATHE : Tokyo Police Club : The Entrance Band : Local Natives : Brandi Carlile : Mumford & Sons : Rebelution : Diane Birch : Monte Montgomery : Julia Nunes : The Postelles : Lucero : Here We Go Magic : Hot Rize : Neon Indian : B.O.B : More Artists to Be Announced!

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