A diverse initial lineup for this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment and includes Dave Matthews Band, Steve Martin, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Zac Brown Band, Tenacious D, Norah Jones, and the Kings of Leon.
Other artist on the bill include Weezer, Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon, The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Avett Brothers, LCD Soundsystem, Tori Amos, The Black Keys, and Jeff Beck.
The ninth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 10 – 13 on the same 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
The final Bonnaroo 2010 lineup will total more than 125 bands and more than 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets are on sale now exclusively at bonnaroo.com.
Bonnaroo has created a couple of unique ticketing options for its fans. The festival is offering a special payment plan in whichtickets will be available for five (5) payments of $50.00 plus applicable fees. In addition, fans will have the option to purchase a Bonnaroo Green Ticket that will help to support the development and implementation of sustainable improvements at the festival for years to come.
As part of Fuse’s three-year deal with Bonnaroo, the network will be back as the exclusive television partner of the festival. Fuse will be reporting live from Bonnaroo throughout the weekend and will air a special, featuring interviews with the hottest bands and performances from this year’s star-studded lineup.
Wonder’s Bonnaroo performance marks a rare festival appearance for the legend, whose illustrious songbook continues to be as influential and significant today as ever. Bonnaroo veterans Kings of Leon are the first band in the history of the festival to start on a tent stage and work their way up to the coveted headlining slot. They were first booked to play a tent stage early in the day in 2004.
They have gone on to perform at Bonnaroo several times, each appearance bigger than the last. This will be one of the very few appearances the band will make in 2010.
2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
Dave Matthews Band
Kings of Leon
The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform “Dark Side of the Moon”
The Dead Weather
Damian Marley & Nas
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Avett Brothers
Zac Brown Band
The Black Keys
Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
She & Him
The Disco Biscuits
Daryl Hall & Chromeo
Medeski Martin & Wood
Dan Deacon Ensemble
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
They Might Be Giants
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Dave Rawlings Machine
Mayer Hawthorne and the County
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
The Temper Trap
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Tokyo Police Club
The Entrance Band
Mumford & Sons
Here We Go Magic