Bonnaroo fest unveils lineupNASHVILLE - Grammy winners Arcade Fire, rap superstar Eminem and country music icon Loretta Lynn are among the major stars announced on Tuesday for the 10th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee.
Much like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California and the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Britain, Bonnaroo is among the top live music gatherings of the year.
Typically some 80,000 people from around the world trek to Manchester, Tenn., about an hour southeast of Nashville, for the four-day event. This year’s Bonnaroo runs June 9-12.
The festival began as a gathering for jam bands, but has expanded to include a wide array of artists. Past headliners have included Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, The Grateful Dead and Willie Nelson.
For the 2011 edition, other major acts will be Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, a reinvigorated Buffalo Springfield featuring Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, Robert Plant & Band of Joy and Mumford & Sons. Also included are The Strokes, The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Dr. John and the Original Meters and Florence & the Machine.
Tickets go on sale on Feb. 19 on the Web site, www.bonnaroo.com.