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    Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup

    Bonnaroo, the music and arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee, celebrates it's ninth-annual gathering June 10 through June 13 and has just announced the initial list of performers for the 2010 event. The genre-busting line-up shows great diversity with bands representing every musical style: from Jam Bands (Dave Matthews Band, Les Claypool) to Reggae and World (Jimmy Cliff, Baaba Maal); from Bluegrass and Folk (Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, John Prine) to Classic Rock (John Fogerty, Jeff Beck); from Pop (Norah Jones, She & Him) to Alternative (Phoenix, Weezer); from R&B (Stevie Wonder,) to Americana and Country (Zac Brown Band,Miranda Lambert); from Hip-Hop (Jay-Z, Kid Cudi) to Metal (The Melvins, Clutch); and from Dance and Electronica (LCD Soundsystem, Daryl Hall & Chromeo) to indie (The xx, Japandroids). Also, The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs will be performing their version of "Dark Side of the Moon" - which was released digitally late in 2009.

    2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
    [more artists are expected to be announced...]

    Dave Matthews Band
    Kings of Leon
    Stevie Wonder
    Tenacious D
    The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform "Dark Side of the Moon"
    The Dead Weather
    Damian Marley & Nas
    Norah Jones
    Michael Franti & Spearhead
    John Fogerty
    Regina Spektor
    Jimmy Cliff
    LCD Soundsystem
    The Avett Brothers
    Thievery Corporation
    Rise Against
    Tori Amos
    The National
    Zac Brown Band
    Les Claypool
    John Prine
    The Black Keys
    Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers
    Jeff Beck
    Dropkick Murphys
    She & Him
    Against Me!
    The Disco Biscuits
    Daryl Hall & Chromeo
    Jamey Johnson
    Kid Cudi
    Baaba Maal
    Kris Kristofferson
    Medeski Martin & Wood
    The xx
    Dan Deacon Ensemble
    The Melvins
    Gaslight Anthem
    Miike Snow
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Dr. Dog
    They Might Be Giants
    Punch Brothers
    Blitzen Trapper
    Blues Traveler
    Miranda Lambert
    OK Go
    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
    Martin Sexton
    Dave Rawlings Machine
    Mayer Hawthorne and the County
    Jay Electronica
    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
    Ingrid Michaelson
    The Dodos
    Manchester Orchestra
    The Temper Trap
    Cross Canadian Ragweed
    Big Sam's Funky Nation
    Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Tokyo Police Club
    The Entrance Band
    Local Natives
    Brandi Carlile
    Mumford & Sons
    Diane Birch
    Monte Montgomery
    Julia Nunes
    The Postelles
    Here We Go Magic
    Hot Rize
    Neon Indian
    More info is available at

    The official press release:

    February 9, 2009, New York, NY -- Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The ninth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 10 - 13 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 2010 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets are on sale now exclusively at bonnaroo.com!

    Perhaps bringing you the most diverse and ambitious lineup to date, the 2010 event draws world-class acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year the festival features the Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, Flaming Lips performing Dark Side Of The Moon, The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, LCD Soundsystem, Tori Amos, The National, Jeff Beck, Michael Franti, Against Me!, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Baaba Maal, The Melvins, Thievery Corporation to name but a small portion of the deep lineup. Wonder's Bonnaroo performance marks a rare festival appearance for the legend, whose illustrious songbook continues to be as influential and significant today as ever. Bonnaroo veterans Kings of Leon are the first band in the history of the festival to start on a tent stage and work their way up to the coveted headlining slot. They were first booked to play a tent stage early in the day in 2004. They have gone on to perform at Bonnaroo several times, each appearance bigger than the last. This will be one of the very few appearances the band will make in 2010.

    The largest and most revered music and camping event in the country, Bonnaroo has elevated the American rock festival to an unprecedented level. 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, jazz club, silent disco, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors. Since its inception, Bonnaroo swiftly earned its status as the country's premier music and arts event. The Wall Street Journal called Bonnaroo "one of rock's best festivals," continuing to hail that the 2009 lineup "fairly bursts with some of the most gifted acts in rock and pop." Entertainment Weekly called it "the best of all sonic worlds," while the New York Times said, "Bonnaroo's very loose mandate - and a wise one for any festival - is to choose performers who deliver in a live performance, with current hits and studio expertise as lower priorities. One of the pleasures of the festival is that it defies narrowcasting: It's not an Americana festival, an indie-rock festival, a gathering of 2008-9 hitmakers or anything but what its producers and, presumably, ticket-buyers are happy to hear." Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and roll."

    Once again, Bonnaroo has created a couple of unique ticketing options for its fans. The festival is offering a special payment plan in whichtickets will be available for five (5) payments of $50.00 plus applicable fees. In addition, fans will have the option to purchase a Bonnaroo Green Ticket that will help to support the development and implementation of sustainable improvements at the festival for years to come. Festival organizers are constantly looking for ways to be aggressive with mitigating the event's environmental impact and raising awareness about green issues.

    As part of Fuse's three-year deal with Bonnaroo, the network will be back as the exclusive television partner of the festival. Fuse will be reporting live from Bonnaroo throughout the weekend and will air a special, featuring interviews with the hottest bands and performances from this year's star-studded lineup. www.fuse.tv

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    Tags: Tenacious D, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips, The Dead Weather, Phoenix, Norah Jones, John Fogerty, Regina Spektor, Jimmy Cliff, LCD Soundsystem, The Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation, Tori Amos, Rise Against, Melvins, The National, Kid Cudi, Brandi Carlile, Tokyo Police Club, Calexico, Manchester Orchestra, Japandroids, GWAR, Miranda Lambert, Punch Brothers, Isis, OK Go, They Might Be Giants, The xx, Deadmau5, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Dan Deacon, Jeff Beck, She & Him, Clutch, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Blues Traveler, The Black Keys, Chromeo, Michael Franti, Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Dropkick Murphys, The Disco Biscuits, Wale, Miike Snow, Martin Sexton, Ingrid Michaelson, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dr. Dog, The Gaslight Anthem

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