Bonnaroo '09 books Springsteen, Phish, Nine Inch Nails, and more: Who's going?
You’ve gotta work extra hard these days to convince music fans to pull out their wallets for festival tickets, and Bonnaroo’s organizers aren’t taking any chances with the lineup they unveiled this morning. You’ve got your classic-rock powerhouses (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Elvis Costello), your reunited jam-band institution (Phish), your ’90s-survivor cult act (Nine Inch Nails), your rap elders (Snoop Dogg, the Beastie Boys), your old soul legend (Al Green), your new funk goddess (Erykah Badu), your country icons (Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams) — and, of course, dozens of your top-tier indie rockers (Animal Collective, the Decemberists, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear). There are also tons more performers who don’t fit into any of those categories; check out the full list here.
The one thing all these artists have in common? They put on a great live show. I’ve never made the trek down to Manchester, Tenn., myself, but a lineup this varied definitely has me thinking about it. How about you? The festival runs June 11-14, and tickets go on sale this Saturday.
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