ROUSING FIRST SALVO FOR 11TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL
The initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 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 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com.
For a preview of this year's lineup, fans can check out Bonnaroo's 2012 lineup playlist on Spotify here.
Click here to see this listing in our Festival Guide
2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists
| Bonnaroo 2011 by Brad Hodge|
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beach Boys Featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks
The Avett Brothers
Foster The People
The Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars
Ben Folds Five
Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid
Lineup also includes:
City and Colour, The Civil Wars, Young The Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Punch Brothers, NEEDTOBREATHE, Fitz & The Tantrums, Bad Brains, Yelawolf, Dawes, Battles, Danny Brown, The Black Lips, SBTRKT, Phantogram, Kendrick Lamar, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, The Kooks, The Joy Formidable, The Antlers, Kathleen Edwards, Mimosa,Kurt Vile & The Violators, Alabama Shakes, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Gary Clark Jr., Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Laura Marling, Trampled by Turtles, Mogwai, The War On Drugs, Ben Howard, Grouplove, Blind Pilot, ALO, The Devil Makes Three, White Denim, EMA, Here We Go Magic, K-Flay, The Lonely Forest, Mariachi El Bronx, Big Freedia, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Soul Rebels, Kvelertak, SOJA, Steven Bernstein’s MTO Allstars Plays Sly, Big Gigantic, Sarah Jarosz, Orgone, Darondo, Fruit Bats, Moon Taxi
Festival organizers are also excited to announce their new partnership with YouTube creating Bonnaroo365, a new entertainment channel on YouTube featuring original programming, daily content and legendary live festival performances all created and curated by the Bonnaroo producers. Bonnaroo365 will be an unprecedented destination for the community to celebrate “Good Stuff,” the literal definition of Bonnaroo. This extension of Bonnaroo represents its transition from being mainly an annual terrestrial event to having a presence in the day-to-day life of likeminded entertainment fans worldwide. Specific programming details and schedules will be released in the coming months.