Woo-hoo! “ZEPPELIN CONFIRMED,” according to the press release announcing this year’s Bonnaroo lineup. Makes sense that the long-rumored reunion tour might start at the June 12-15 music festival, especially since unlikely-but-terrific duet team Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (pictured) are already booked. Ah, but a closer look at the press release reveals that it’s Lez Zeppelin, the all-female Zep tribute band, not Led Zeppelin, that’s confirmed to perform in Manchester, Tenn. D’oh!
Still, looks like there’s something to please everyone in this year’s Bonnaroo lineup, from Kanye West to Pearl Jam, from Death Cab to Vampire Weekend, from Willie Nelson to B.B. King, from Metallica to Sigur Ros. There’s also a comedy tent, with Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, and a nightly talk show hosted by the much-easier-to-spell David Cross. Tix go on sale Saturday exclusively at the Bonnaroo website.
So, how many of you are going? Who are you most looking forward to seeing? Think that, as long as Plant’s there, the real Led Zeppelin might show up anyway? Does anybody remember laughter?