10:25 p.m. Update: We can officially confirm that what you see below is indeed the lineup for Bonnaroo 2009…
For all that was last week’s Coachella lineup extravaganza, the lineup announcement for this year’s edition of the Bonnaroo Music Festival came without a hitch – almost anti-climatic of sorts. But that’s not to say the acts scheduled to descend on Manchester, Tennessee between June 11 and 14, 2009 can be described in the same way because well, as evident below, that’s certainly not the case at all.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Phish, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, and Wilco will head this year’s festival, while David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Al Green, Paul Oakenfold, The Mars Volta, The Decemberists, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are among other acts of note. All in all the 2009 bill looks something like this:
Bruce Spiringsteen & The E Street Band * Phish (2 Shows) * Beastie Boys * Nine Inch Nails * David Byrne * Wilco * Al Green * Snoop Dogg * Elvis Costello (Solo) * Erykah Badu * Paul Oakenfold * Ben Harper and Relentless7 * The Mars Volta * TV on the Radio * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Govt Mule * Andrew Bird * Band of Horses * Merle Haggard * MGMT * moe. * The Decemberists * Girl Talk * Bon Iver * Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate * Rodrigo y Gabriela * Galactic * The Del McCoury Band * Of Montreal * Allen Toussaint * Coheed and Cambria * Booker T Jones & Drive-By Truckers * David Grisman Quintet * Lucinda Williams * Animal Collective * Gomez * Neko Case * Down * Jenny Lewis * Santogold * Robert Earl Keen * Citizen Cope * Femi Kuti and the Positive Force * The Ting Tings * Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 * Grace Potter and the Nocturnals * Kaki King * Grizzly Bear * King Sunny Adé * Okkervil River * St. Vincent * Zac Brown Band * Raphael Saadiq * Ted Leo and the Pharmacists * Crystal Castles * Tift Merritt * Brett Dennen * Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue * Toubab Krewe * People Under the Stairs * Alejandro Escovedo * Vieux Farka Touré * Elvis Perkins In Dearland * Cherryholmes * Yeasayer * Todd Snider * Chairlift * Portugal. The Man * The SteelDrivers * Midnite * The Knux * The Low Anthem * Delta Spirit * AA Bondy * The Lovell Sisters * Alberta Cross
Four-day passes will go on sale beginning Saturday, February 7th via Bonnaroo.com. A limited number of general admission tickets will be available for purchase starting at $224.50 plus applicable fees. After these tickets are sold out, tickets will continue to be sold for $234.50 and finally $249.50. Tickets will only be available at each price range while supplies last.
The final lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days, meaning more artists will be added in the coming weeks and months. Be sure to keep checking back to our Bonnaroo Outlook page for all the latest news.