Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 10th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 9 - 12 on the same beautiful 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 2011 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event are on sale at bonnaroo.com.
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival. This year's lineup is yet another fine example of the incomparable eclecticism for which Bonnaroo has become famous. Featured acts include: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and Lil' Wayne, String Cheese Incident, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Mumford & Sons, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Florence + the Machine, Girl Talk, Primus, Big Boi, Gregg Allman, Robyn, Deerhunter, Sleigh Bells, Amos Lee, Opeth, Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wanda Jackson, The Walkmen and an exclusive festival performance by Buffalo Springfield featuring Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale. This year's lineup will again cement Bonnaroo as a force in music discovery, exposing its fans to legendary artists, current favorites, as well as breaking acts.
As one of the special programming highlights of its 10th year, Bonnaroo is excited to announce a rare joint appearance by Dr. John and The Original Meters recreating, in its entirety, the legendary 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo, the source of the festival's moniker. Another celebratory aspect to the programming, organizers have confirmed Eugene Hutz as the curator of this year's specialty venue, dubbed "Global Gypsy Punk Revue." Continuing Bonnaroo's tradition as a platform for historic collaborations, the festival is announcing the return of the SuperJam featuring Dr. John, the Black Key's Dan Auerbach and more to be announced soon.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo'ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors. About the 2010 event, Rolling Stone hailed, "In its ninth year, Bonnaroo has done an impressive job of hanging on to its reputation as one of the most eclectic music and arts festivals," while the Wall Street Journal called it "one of rock's best festivals," and MTV claimed, "If you're angling for a road trip - there's no better destination."
In celebration of Bonnaroo's 10th year and in recognition of the festival's iconic status, Ben & Jerry's will be making Bonnaroo Buzz available for purchase in pints in frozen foods freezers across the country as the company has selected it to be one of its prestigious flavors for 2011. Bonnaroo Buzz is the flavor Ben & Jerry's designed in 2010 specifically in honor of the festival. Until now, it was only available in Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops.
Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com.
2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket
String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Mumford & Sons
Iron & Wine
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Florence + the Machine
SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions In The Sky
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz
Warren Haynes Band
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
Matt & Kim
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Cold War Kids
Portugal. The Man
Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Band of Skulls
Sharon Van Etten
The Low Anthem
Jessica Lea Mayfield
The Head and the Heart