Springsteen, Phish, NiN, for Bonnaroo



Doing the 10th Avenue
Freeze-Out… in Tennessee,
in the middle of the summer… ouch… Tix on sale this Saturday.


By Blurt Staff


Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to
announce the initial lineup for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The
eighth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 11 – 14
on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester,
Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. Every year Bonnaroo seeks to make
history by offering unique and exclusive performances by rock’s greatest
legends as well as its most significant newcomers. A full list of confirmed
acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final
Bonnaroo 2009 lineup will total over 120 bands and over 20 comedians performing
on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through
www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 7 at 12:00 PM Eastern.

Continuing the Bonnaroo tradition of diversity and dynamism, the 2009 lineup
draws top-flight acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year the
festival features Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie
Boys, Nine Inch Nails, TV on the Radio, Wilco, Al Green, David Byrne, Snoop
Dogg, Merle Haggard, Animal Collective, Lucinda Williams, Femi Kuti, Mars
Volta, Coheed and Cambria, The Del McCoury Band, Alejandro Escovedo and Rodrigo
y Gabriela to name a few. This will be Springsteen and his band’s only North
American festival performance this year. This also will be Phish’s only
festival performance in 2009, and their presence at Bonnaroo holds a great deal
of significance — besides the fact that each of its members has shown the
event great support, performing at the festival in various incarnations over
the years, Phish’s own festivals were notably one of the major inspirations for
Bonnaroo’s creation and operational strategies. Many of the organizers of those
events (large scale, multi-day camping festivals with Phish as the solo
performer) were brought on to help birth Bonnaroo in 2002, and continue to play
a major role in the festival to this day. Phish will play two shows at the
festival – a full two-set performance as well as an additional late-evening

As part of this initial Bonnaroo 2009 artist announcement, festival organizers
have teamed up with Ghost Robot to create an innovative video that incorporates
a new experimental process called stratostencil animation.   The
video can be viewed at Bonnaroo.com and THIS LINK.

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. According to the New York Times, “Bonnaroo
has revolutionized the modern rock festival.” The event is famous for the
incredible energy that emerges from its crowds, who make the Bonnaroo pilgrimage
to immerse themselves in its unique camping community and witness four days of
historical music moments. Honoring the festival’s unique spirit, Rolling Stone
called Bonnaroo “one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock and
roll.” The festival was also just voted the Best Festival in the
magazine’s Readers’ Poll, and won similar honors at this year’s Billboard Music

This year, Bonnaroo has created a couple of unique ticketing options for its
fans. The festival is now offering a special payment plan in which tickets 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 the
exclusive television partner of the festival.  It will continue to be the
only place to watch Bonnaroo on national television and will include live
on-air coverage as well as OnDemand and online content. On-air, Fuse will bring
viewers live hits, backstage interviews, “Best of Bonnaroo” concert
specials and a highlight show of this year’s greatest performances.  The
network will once again have their headquarters set up in its landmark barn in
the middle of Centeroo, enabling them to bring the Fuse experience directly to
fans onsite. Leading up to the event, Fuse will run four 60-second news
packages that will air throughout the day on Tuesday, February 3rd, providing
an insider’s look at the 2009 Bonnaroo lineup. Online, at fuse.tv/bonnaroo fans
can find essential information on tickets, further line-up additions and
interviews from last year’s festival.  

In addition, ATT Music will be hosting a live webcast of the event.  After
the festival is over, you’ll also be able to relive your experience with
exclusive featured content only online at ATT Music.

Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com



2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Confirmed Artists:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
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
Gov’t Mule
Andrew Bird
Band of Horses
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
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
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.



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