06 February 2008


It's here and it looks pretty dang awesome to me! So here it is so far (I've taken the liberty of highlighting the ones I'm most excited about)...

2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:

Pearl Jam
Jack Johnson
Kanye West
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Phil Lesh & Friends
My Morning Jacket
The Allman Brothers Band
The Raconteurs
Willie Nelson
Death Cab for Cutie
B.B. King
Sigur Ros
Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road
Ben Folds
The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
Umphrey’s McGee
Iron & Wine
Yonder Mountain String Band
The Swell Season
Talib Kweli
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival
Gogol Bordello
Broken Social Scene
Robert Randolph’s Revival
Rilo Kiley
Lupe Fiasco
Against Me!
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Pat Green
Tegan & Sara
Solomon Burke
Drive-By Truckers
The Avett Brothers
Israel Vibration
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
A Very Special Acoustic Performance by Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Phil Lesh & Teresa Williams
Aimee Mann
The Fiery Furnaces
Orchestra Baobab
Ghostland Observatory
Jose Gonzalez
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus the Bear
Donavon Frankenreiter
Lez Zeppelin
State Radio
Jakob Dylan
Two Gallants
The Sword
Vampire Weekend
Little Feat
Nicole Atkins
The Felice Brothers
Mason Jennings
The Lee Boys
Black Kids
Serena Ryder
Steel Train
Grupo Fantasma
Back Door Slam

Bonnaroo Comedy:
Bonnaroo Late Night Chat About with David Cross
Janeane Garofalo
Zach Galifianakis
Jim Norton
Brian Posehn
Mike Birbiglia
John Mulaney
Michelle Buteau

(I've got a lot of bands to research. The worst thing is when you learn about a band AFTER Bonnaroo and figure out that you LOVE their music and that you completely missed them live the past year.) So who's in?! I wonder when tickets go on sale?


toddman4000 said...



all in.

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

I wonder if we'll see Vander-Josh there.

Josh said...

THAT'S what I'm talking about, Todd!

Josh said...

man i'm getting so pumped about it the more i think about how awesome last year was.

Josh said...

jess, why would you wonder that? seems a bit random, all things considered.

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

He's such a huge Metallica fan-that's why!

You can read my thoughts at www.jesseelizabeth.blogspot.com

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

Are you two both THAT excited about the lineup? I'm a little disappointed. On the whole, it seems a lot more laid-back of a lineup than in the past.

scott said...

i gotta say- seeing that lineup- i feel for me, personally- its by far the sweetest lineup of the last 3 years (in terms of my own personal taste)- Kanye, Metallica, death cab, ben folds, pearl jam?! thats just so insane...

i'm in this year- i'll straight up do it- and not only that- i'm actually excited about it-


that just happened.

Billy H. said...

So what if I said that I just happened to be on vacation this week? Could I go to this Bonnaroo you speak of? lol

For realsies though, I actually did ask for vacation that week and I got it approved.

dave said...

I notice Verve Pipe is strangely absent from the lineup- my enthusiasm is somewhat abated. Praps this is a typo? A V-8 moment? Mebbe they will be added later...

Josh said...

billy: i think we need to discuss the pros and cons of bonnaroo with you before you commit. i dont want to talk you out of anything, but you need to know what you're in for :)

dave: what the heck is wrong with you?

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

Dave from work or Dave from Hungary? Either way, what the heck is that guy talking bout?

Josh said...

dave from hungary? me thinks it's dave from the donahues.

jesse elizabeth hunter said...

Oh THAT Dave...right, right. Look atchya, using your context clues! :*

Anonymous said...

I'm going!!!!

Mr. Burka