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Eric Clapton announces 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup: John Mayer, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers Band, and more

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How many guitar faces can you see in one day? The answer will approach infinity if you make it to Chicago this summer for the latest iteration of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. All day on June 26, axe-centric artists like John Mayer, ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, and many more — and, of course, Slowhand himself — will be shredding on stage. This is the third time Clapton has put on the festival, and as with the 2004 and 2007 rounds, all proceeds will go to his Crossroads Centre rehab program.

Click through to the jump for the full line-up of performers, then weigh in: Will you be going this year? Who are you most excited to see? Are there any other six-string slayers you’d like to see at a guitar festival? (I’d vote for Prince, St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, for starters.)

2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival performers:

Albert Lee

Allman Brothers Band

BB King

Bert Jansch

Buddy Guy

David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos

Doyle Bramhall II

Earl Klugh

Eric Clapton

Gary Clark Jr.

Hubert Sumlin

James Burton

Jeff Beck

Jimmie Vaughan

Joao Gilberto

Joe Bonamassa

John Mayer

Keb Mo

Pino Daniele

Robert Cray

Robert Randolph

Sheryl Crow

Sonny Landreth

Steve Winwood

Vince Gill

ZZ Top

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

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Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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