By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner The 2008 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, now in its seventh year, will be held...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

The 2008 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, now in its seventh year, will be held June 12-15, 2008 at the same 700-acre farm site as previous years in Manchester, TN, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. A roster of acts will be announced in late January/early February.

Produced by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, Bonnaroo has evolved into one of the country’s premier music and arts events.

“It’s rewarding to see how the festival has matured in all aspects from
production to music programming,” Superfly’s Rick Farman said in a statement. “But what we are just as excited about as producers are the special attractions we have created such as the Cinema, Comedy Theatre, Somethin’ Else Jazz Club, Planet Roo, and the new elements we are creating for this coming year. We believe that it’s these ingredients
that make being at an around-the-clock festival so unique and special.”

In addition to having served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others, Bonnaroo has also featured a diverse line-up of artists, such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Radiohead, The Police, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Common and the Flaming Lips, among numerous others.