As the 'Roo's PR announcement put it, "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."
Joining Bruuuuuuce at the 'Roo will be a smorgasbord of music acts from
every genre known to humankind (including some not yet invented).
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, Feb. 7, and though they ain't
cheap--$250 not including service fees-- at what other festival do you
get to see Snoop Dogg, David Byrne, Femi Kuti, Merle Haggard, TV on the
Radio, Erkyah Badu, The Mars Volta, Lucinda Williams, Phish, Vieux
Farka Toure, the Beastie Boys, Al Green, Bela Fleck, Santogold, and
about 100 other artists on 13 stages in a 96-hour period?
Our only reservation is perhaps that Raphael Saadiq will be the only Bay Area-identified artist represented (so far), but admittedly, that's a minor gripe in a festival of this magnitude. Luckily, there's another local angle: Promotion company Superfly--who teamed with Another Planet Entertainment to bring you Outside Lands, is now based in SF. So if you see Superfly's chief rocker Rick Farnan at your local neighborhood watering hole, buy him a drink, then hit him up for backstage passes. For a cool animated Bonnaroo preview, click here.