And it begins! The full lineup (so far) of Bonnaroo 2012 has been revealed to eager music fans, and it looks like June 7-10 will be an amazing exhibition of reliable live favorites and promising newcomers.
Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beach Boys (including Brian Wilson!) are the biggest names playing the 700-acre Manchester, TN, farm. But that's not to say that they’re the only major draws. Recent Grammy winners Bon Iver and Skrillex are set to perform, as are Ludacris, the Black Lips, the Shins, Feist, Alice Cooper, the Avett Brothers, the Roots, Bad Brains and the recently reunited Black Star.
Up-and-coming concert faves tUnE-yArDs, Foster the People, Childish Gambino, the Antlers, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Das Racist, Yelawolf, the Joy Formidable, St. Vincent, fun. and Kurt Vile & the Violators will also play the four-day fest. Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform as well, if you find yourself tired of nodding your head and want to try splitting your sides instead.
More than 80 acts have already been announced, but the full lineup will feature more than 125 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, February 18 at 12 p.m. on Bonnaroo.com.
UPDATE: Kenny Rogers, We Are Augustines, Oberhofer and GZA (who will perform Liquid Swords in its entirety!) have been added to Bonnaroo 2012 as well. The schedule is now online!
Can’t wait ‘til June? Check out our Complete Bonnaroo Playlist to hear live versions, remixes and deep cuts from every act on the bill. Thoughts on the bill? Who are you excited to see? Who couldn't you care less about? Let us know.
Oh, Lady Gaga. You're the best.