Pearl Jam, Metallica, Kanye West, B.B.King, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss feat. T Bone Burnett, Jakob Dylan, Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket and Janeane Garofolo are among the initial 72 artists and comedians confirmed for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The four-day, multi-stage camping festival, held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, is scheduled for June 12-15, and the final lineup will total over 100 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages.
Produced by Superfly Productions and A. C. Entertainment, more of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks as well as specific nights for the bands.
The largest and most revered music and camping event in the country, Bonnaroo has elevated the American rock festival to an unprecedented level. As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days, including a comedy theater, cinema festival, jazz club, silent disco, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors.
Tickets go on sale exclusively through the festival website on Saturday, Feb.16 at noon EDT. At the time of purchase, fans will have the option of also buying a commemorative DVD of the festival that will be sent out about six months after the event. These DVDs will feature exclusive performances and backstage footage, and will include full-color packaging and artwork and a 5.1 audio mix.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Featuring T Bone Burnett
Phil Lesh & Friends
My Morning Jacket
The Allman Brothers Band
Death Cab for Cutie
Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road
The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
Iron & Wine
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Swell Season
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival
Broken Social Scene
Robert Randolph’s Revival
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Tegan & Sara
The Avett Brothers
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
Phil Lesh / Larry Campbell / Jackie Greene
The Fiery Furnaces
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus the Bear
The Felice Brothers
The Lee Boys
Back Door Slam
Bonnaroo Late Night Chat About with David Cross