Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks — analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake posters — before dropping their 2013 lineup at night, totally unannounced, Bonnaroo is doing this the old-fashioned way: by having Weird Al host a live stream on YouTube. The Tennessee festival’s lineup will be revealed by the “Eat It” singer over the course of an hourlong presentation called “B.L.A.M!” — short for the Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon. (The exclamation point is vestigial.) And we can watch that sucker right here, now, together, below. Let’s do, and share what we learn in the comments.

UPDATE: All right, we’ve got the full Bonnaroo lineup here, and it’s obviously pretty stacked — like, to the point that running down highlights is not that much different than just posting the list in full. I’ll pick 10 names at random that are exciting to me: Björk; the National; Baroness; Earl Sweatshirt; Swans; Japandroids; Death Grips; HAIM; Killer Mike; Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. That said, I could just as easily pick another 10 names that I find equally exciting, and probably another 10 after that. Check it out for yourself.

Paul McCartney
Mumford & Sons
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Björk
Wilco
Pretty Lights
R. Kelly
Wu-Tang Clan
Daniel Tosh
The National
The Lumineers
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Passion Pit
The xx
Kendrick Lamar
Grizzly Bear
Animal Collective
Of Monsters and Men
Nas
ZZ Top
Beach House
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Cat Power
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
A$AP Rocky
Jim James
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Tame Impala
SUPERJAMS:
Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!
Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests
Boys Noize
Glen Hansard
Gov’t Mule
Gaslight Anthem
Portugal. The Man
Wolfgang Gartner
Billy Idol
Sam Bush & Del McCoury
Dwight Yoakam
Foals
Porter Robinson
Local Natives
Matt & Kim
Dirty Projectors
Trombone Shorty
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
Noam Pikelny & Friends
Amadou & Mariam
Alt-J
Father John Misty
Baroness
The Tallest Man On Earth
Walk The Moon
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
A-Trak
The Vaccines
Earl Sweatshirt
Paper Diamond
Holy Ghost!
Divine Fits
Mike Birbiglia
Purity Ring
Swans
Frank Turner
Big K.R.I.T.
Allen Stone
Cults
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Fatoumata Diawara
Two Gallants
The Sheepdogs
Four Tet
Calexico
Japandroids
Death Grips
Conspirator
Wild Nothing
AraabMUZIK
John Fullbright
Django Django
HAIM
Killer Mike
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Action Bronson
Clockwork
twenty | one | pilots
Reptar
DIIV
Milo Greene
Lord Huron
Futurebirds
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Charli XCX
JEFF The Brotherhood
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Sea Wolf
JD McPherson
Trixie Whitley
Deap Vally
Patrick Watson
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers
The Stepkids
Aoife O’Donovan
Bombino
Bernhoft
Matthew E. White

Tickets go on sale on Saturday 2/23 at 12PM EST on Bonnaroo.com.