Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Pearl Jam, Metallica to headline Bonnaroo

It's a little hard to get excited over the Bonnaroo lineup after all the rumors that Led Zeppelin would headline the 2008 festival didn't pan out.

Instead, Pearl Jam and Metallica will headline this year, along with Jack Johnson and Kanye West.

Even so, there are some pretty great acts on the roster as organizers boast their "most diverse lineup ever." If that's code for "fewer jam bands," I'm in.

Artists who pique my interest include Death Cab for Cutie, The Raconteurs, Sigur Ros, Ben Folds, Iron & Wine, Rilo Kiley, Tegan & Sara, hometown heroes The Avett Brothers, Aimee Mann, MGMT and comedians David Cross, Janeane Garofalo and Zach Galifianakis.

Check out the full lineup at Bonnaroo.com. The festival will take place June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Tickets will go on sale Feb. 16.

The problem with Bonnaroo, of course, is that it's crazy ass expensive and involves taking at least two days off of work. So come on, Bonnaroo people, cut me some slack at put our blog on the press list this year!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Well, Robert Plant will be there with Alison Krauss, plus Lez Zeppelin, the all-girl tribute band (who rocks!) will be there too... pretty close to the real thing!!