February 14, 2007

Bonnaroo Lineup!

Posted in Music, News at 1:54 am by Calico Jack

The sixth annual Bonnaroo festival is being held this June in Manchester (Tennessee, not England), and yesterday Live Music Blog leaked the list of bands scheduled to perform (artists that I would kill to see are highlighted in bold):

The Police
Tool
Widespread Panic
The White Stripes
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Flaming Lips
Wilco
Manu Chao
The String Cheese Incident
Franz Ferdinand
Bob Weir & Ratdog
Damien Rice
Ween
The Roots
Gov’t Mule
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
The Decemberists
Kings of Leon
Spearhead
Wolfmother
Regina Spektor
The Black Keys
DJ Shadow
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Spoon
Keller Williams
Sasha & Digweed
STS9
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Hold Steady
Galactic
Lily Allen
North Mississippi Allstars
Fountains Of Wayne
Hot Tuna
Feist
Hot Chip
John Butler Trio
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Aesop Rock
The Richard Thompson Band
Xavier Rudd
Tortoise
T-Bone Burnett
Mavis Staples
Clutch
Cold War Kids
Paolo Nutini
Brazilian Girls
RX Bandits
The Slip
Girl Talk
Railroad Earth
Martha Wainright
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Annuals
Tea Leaf Green
Sam Roberts Band
Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Charlie Louven
Sonya Kitchell
Apollo Sunshine
Ryan Shaw
Uncle Earl
The National
The Little Ones

Wow…if I can swing it, I’ll be there. This almost makes up for the bitter taste in my mouth at being unable to go to Coachella this year, due to the small obstacle of living on the other side of the country. (Any festival that has the Arctic Monkeys; Interpol; Amy Winehouse; Rufus Wainright; Silversun Pickups; Placebo; Kaiser Chiefs; the Fratellis; Jack’s Mannequin; The Good, the Bad, and the Queen; Benny Benassi; José González; Fair to Midland…okay, you get the idea).

Still, Bonnaroo’s lineup isn’t bad at all — and even more importantly, it’s within a long day’s driving distance. I’m going to clear my calendar and see if I can get a group together; this would be so much fun to attend.

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