2.16.2011

music Bonnaroo 2011 to Get Sucker-Punched by Climate Change?




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For the uninitiated, Bonnaroo takes place in Manchester Tennessee, in the middle of June. If you’ve never been to Manchester, TN, which you likely haven’t been unless it was for Bonnaroo, here’s the rundown: it’s hot and wet, and muddy as hell. After 3 days of tens of thousands of people doing their business in porta-potties and clomping through the mud, the place smells to holy hell—it’s like some medieval European town where the black plague has hit, and hit hard.

Unless you’re 17 or some bumpkin from Tennessee, or 17 and some bumpkin from Tennessee, it’s a disgusting mess. And here’s the thing: this winter exhibited all the hallmark signs of climate change, as the world gets hotter and wetter. Yes, this winter was cold, but the overall annual warming unlocks arctic air, making storms, yada yada. Anyway the point is, the hot disgusting mess that is Bonnaroo is probably going to be even hotter and wetter this year.

The only thing that makes it worth it is a lineup good enough to subject yourself to the torture. Everyone has their price—in 2009 that price, for me, was Beastie Boys, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors and Bruce Springsteen, all in one fest. It’s like the Costco of music festivals. Was it worth it? Just about.

So who is on the Bonnaroo lineup this year? Arcade Fire, check. Lil Wayne, half-check. Eminem… you’re losing me. From there the lineup looks a little more disappointing—to drag my ass out to the middle of muddy Tennessee, you’re going to need more than Buffalo Springfield. For 2011, you need Radiohead.

But by all means—decide for yourself. Full Bonaroo 2011 lineup below. Tickets go on sale Feb 19th, fest is June 9-11 in Manchester, TN.

Eminem
Arcade Fire
Widespread Panic
The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket
Lil Wayne
String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Mumford & Sons
The Strokes
The Decemberists
Ray Lamontagne
Bassnectar
Iron & Wine
Girl Talk
Primus
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Pretty Lights
Florence + the Machine
SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions In The Sky
STS9
Gogol Bordello
Beirut
Big Boi
Scissor Sisters
Gregg Allman
Ratatat
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz
Robyn
Warren Haynes Band
Deerhunter
Opeth
Atmosphere
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
Wiz Khalifa
Matt & Kim
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mavis Staples
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Chiddy Bang
Jovanotti
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Loretta Lynn
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Devotchka
Wanda Jackson
Neon Trees
Portugal. The Man
Sleigh Bells
Amos Lee
Best Coast
Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter
The Sword
The Drums
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
J. Cole
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Wavves
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Junip
Freelance Whales
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Deer Tick
Band of Skulls
Sharon Van Etten
Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman
Twin Shadow
Kylesa
Man Man
The Low Anthem
Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Smith Westerns
The Head and the Heart
Karen Elson
Beats Antique
22-20s
Phosphorescent
Clare Maguire
Hayes Carll

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