Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Rolls Out: Jay-Z, Weezer, Jeff Beck, The Flaming Lips and More
The lineup for the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival is very slowly rolling out as artists playing the Manchester, Tennessee fest are revealing the news via Twitter, MySpace and their official Websites. It’s all part of the Internet-wide global “virtual event” that organizers planned to drum up excitement for this year’s fest, which will take place June 10th to 13th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale around 12 p.m. EST at the official Bonnaroo Website. At that time, a sampling of the artists recruited to play the 2010 fest will be revealed, with the full lineup scheduled to be unveiled tonight.
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After weeks of speculation, it was revealed that Jay-Z would be among the headliners at the 2010 fest. Hova will also headline at the Coachella festival in April. Phoenix were the first band to “officially” announce they’ll be performing Bonnaroo, with Weezer coming in a close second. Jeff Beck, Jeff Fogerty, OK Go, Martin Medeski & Wood and the Avett Brothers also confirmed they’ll be on hand. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne accidentally let slip that his band will perform Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon during a late-night set, while still-unconfirmed reports named Paul Simon as a potential headliner. Dave Matthews is all but guaranteed a slot headlining one night of Bonnaroo, having left a long gap in his summer touring schedule around the festival, but so far no “official” announcement regarding DMB’s involvement has been made.
This “virtual event,” however, has opened the window for unknown bands and people who aren’t even musicians to tweet that they are included in the lineup. Keep it tuned all day to Rolling Stone as we sift through the truth and the fiction while updating the official Bonnaroo lineup as it is announced.