Since 2002 the Bonnaroo Music Festival has attracted a wide array of musicians from all over the world, and this year is no different.
This year's festival, running from June 16th to 18th, is expected to draw up to 80,000 people. (Last year's event attracted more than 76,000 music lovers.) It will take place at a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, just six miles southeast of Nashville.
Though the festival began as a haven for jam-rock bands, lately it has opened up to include jazz, hip hop, and electronica artists.
Here's a list of this year's artists (take a deep breath if you're planning to read this out loud):
Radiohead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Beck, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Bonnie Raitt, Death Cab for Cutie, moe., Bright Eyes, the Neville Brothers, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Buddy Guy, Damian Marley, Ben Folds, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Dr. John, Matisyahu, G. Love & Special Sauce, My Morning Jacket, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Steel Pulse, Mike Gordon & Ramble Dove, Cat Power, Medeski Martin & Wood, Nickel Creek, Gomez, Atmosphere, Steve Earle, Blues Traveler, Amadou & Mariam, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, the Dresden Dolls, Son Volt, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Jerry Douglas, Soulive, Rusted Root, Devendra Banhart Band, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mike Doughty, Sasha, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Magic Numbers, Bill Frisell, Seu Jorge, Bettye LaVette, Dungen, Shooter Jennings, Rebirth Brass Band, Robinella, Andrew Bird, Ivan Neville's Dumstaphunk, Steel Train, Jackie Greene, Devotchka, The Wood Brothers, dios (malos), Toubab Krewe, the Motet, Marah, I-Nine, Balkan Beat Box, and the Cat Empire.
Though that's a rather extensive list, organizers say it's only preliminary and that acts will continue to be added as the festival approaches.
Tickets for the fest go on sale Saturday, February 11th, at 10:00 a.m. EST for $172.50 (US) on Bonnaroo.com.
Writer: Michelle Garcia