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Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

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Bonnaroo Schedule Unveiled

We knew the basic Bonnaroo 2011 lineup, but along with a couple additional bands (see retro Swedes Graveyard, for example), we now have the complete…
brandon | May 13, 2011 - 5:11 pm
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Bonnaroo 2011 Dates: 6/9-6/12

Bonnaroo’s celebrating its 10th year of existence on June 9-12 at everyone’s favorite 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The “special, limited” pre-sales start on 11/26,…
brandon | November 17, 2010 - 3:19 pm
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Bonnaroo 2010: Saturday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at stereogum.com/bonnaroo. Here's the best of Saturday...
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2010 - 3:53 pm
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Bonnaroo 2010: Friday In Photos & Videos

We're live tweeting and shooting everything 'Roo at stereogum.com/bonnaroo. Here's the best of Friday...
Erika | June 12, 2010 - 7:09 pm
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We’re Live At Bonnaroo 2010

Stereogum’s been descending upon the inevitably muddy swampland that is the Bonnaroo family farm since 2003, each year getting a little better at balancing immediacy…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2010 - 3:26 pm
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Bonnaroo 2010 Schedule Revealed

The thing that distinguishes Bonnaroo from most every other festival — aside from people smelling worse than most every other festival — is that it’…
Amrit Singh | May 24, 2010 - 4:42 pm
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Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup

From naming stages and tents Which, What, This, That, and Other so that asking for directions can't help but become a stoned Abbot & Costello…
Amrit Singh | February 9, 2010 - 8:50 am
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More Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Rumors: Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder

Add Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Kings Of Leon to the previously speculated Paul Simon, Dave Matthews Band, and Lips Covering Floyd. The new names aren’t…
brandon | February 4, 2010 - 12:14 pm
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Paul Simon Headlining Bonnaroo 2010

That’s right, LiveDaily adds him to the lineup that includes the Flaming Lips doing Dark Side Of The Moon and, according to rumors, Paul McCartney.
Amrit Singh | February 3, 2010 - 10:17 am
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Flaming Lips’ Dark Side Of The Moon Confirmed For Bonnaroo

Wayne Coyne told Spinner that the band plans to make like New Year’s and do the complete DSOTM after a regular Lips set, so get…
brandon | February 2, 2010 - 4:54 pm
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Bonnaroo, Monolith 2010 Updates

Next year’s pilgrimage to Manchester, TN has been confirmed for 6/10-6/13. Tix go on sale 11/27. (And for what it’s worth, Pavement seem to be…
Scott Lapatine | November 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm

My Morning Jacket Animated By American Dad

In the 11/22 episode ("My Morning Straitjacket"), Stan becomes a MMJ groupie so Yim Yames shows up in shaggy pre-MOF form, the other guys are…
brandon | November 10, 2009 - 9:47 am
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Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1 Gets A Release Date, A Tracklist, A Santigold

Aside from being pooped on, the Beasties made noise down at Bonnaroo when they invited Nas onstage to debut "Too Many Rappers" from their forthcoming…
Amrit Singh | June 23, 2009 - 11:46 am
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Triumph At Bonnaroo Videos Are Here (For You To Poop On)

The Tonight Show's Triumph The Insult Comic Dog was everywhere at Bonnaroo '09 -- backstage, onstage, Tent City, the Discotheque Arcade, Scratch DJ Academy. We…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2009 - 2:01 pm
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Bonnaroo 2009: Trent Says Goodbye, Bruce Says Merry Christmas

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Sets from Jimmy Buffet and Bruce Springsteen bookended a day of mellow, familiar dadrock with more mass appeal tha…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2009 - 12:40 pm
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Bonnaroo 2009: Brooklyn Go Hard

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Not that it's a competition, but at any summer festival you'll be expected to answer What Was The Best…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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New Animal Collective Video – “Summertime Clothes”

Today's Bonnaroo line-up's got Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Grizzly Bear, and TV On The Radio all back to back. So basically Brooklynroo.
Scott Lapatine | June 12, 2009 - 12:02 pm
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Stream The New David Byrne EP

Proceeds from the live EP benefit Amnesty International. Listen/buy at everythingthathappens.com and consider it a preview for Bonnaroo, where Byrne will be the first artist…
Scott Lapatine | May 18, 2009 - 2:32 pm
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Bonnaroo 2009 Schedule Revealed

As advertised, Bonnaroo this year is bringing some great comedians and a slate of Phish, Springsteen, and more Phish: The reunited jam icons play a…
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2009 - 6:36 pm
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