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Bonnaroo 2009 lineup led by Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Phish, Beastie Boys, NIN

Bonnaroo brings out the big names from the most varied musical corners, that's part of what has brought it to becoming one of the premier festivals in America. But if you take a look at the lineup for the first annual Bonnaroo festival in 2002, the title of this post would seem odd, save for the 2 nights recently reformed jam-stars Phish. Having evolved over the past 6 years into an extravaganza of a musical event, Bonnaroo has truly outdone itself this time, with arguably its most eclectic lineup.

Last year Kanye and Metallica. This year: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (hot on the heels of halftime), the Beastie Boys (who will be re-releasing Paul's Boutique), Animal Collective, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, David Byrne, Al Green, Wilco, TVOTR, and a zillion other artists.

Check out the full (initial) list:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gov't Mule
Andrew Bird
Band Of Horses
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Robert Earl Keen
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
The Ting Tings
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Raphael Saadiq
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles
Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross

If you've made it this far, your probably about to buy your plane/train/bus ticket right now. This bit of info will help you plan your trip:

"Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 - 14 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock's greatest legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern."




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Lol, Portugal The Man are there? I'm from Portugal and i hate those fools. Still, good luck, fools

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Kadgi/DSC04569.JPG Kadgi

pretty impressive, i must say, especially after last year's rather disappointing lineup. still not sure if i'm willing to shell out for it though.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/mrblackw/skyprint1.jpg mrblackw

last year's line up was amazing... but this year i would say might be a little stronger all the way through. i love my rock bands like metallica and pearl jam but i love music. more jam bands on this one. hopefully they add the dead. can't wait to see phish. it'll be my first time for them and a few others. seen NiN twice, can't wait to see em again.

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