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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 Adds Public Enemy & A Bunch Of Comedians

Bonnarro added more non-Phish bands to its 2009 lineup, including PE, High On Fire, Dillinger Escape Plan, Passion Pit, and Amadou & Mariam. The comedy…
brandon | March 25, 2009 - 6:08 pm
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Bonnaroo 2009 Line-Up: Phish, Springsteen, And More Phish

As rumored late last year, Phish and the Boss will be headlining Bonnaroo 2009. It'll be the legendary jam band's first time at the festival…
Scott Lapatine | February 2, 2009 - 6:22 pm
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Phish To Headline Bonnaroo ’09?

A rumor discussed on message boards and now fueled by Rolling Stone puts Phish on Bonnaroo’s What stage Friday and Saturday nights (6/12-6/13 in Manchester,…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 2:38 pm
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Kanye: Don’t Blame Me, Blame Bonnaroo

Hey, remember that time I stood around in a farm waiting 'til 4:40 in the morning with a few thousand irately chanting, drug seizure…
Amrit Singh | June 25, 2008 - 10:07 am
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My Morning Jacket Meet Their Biggest Fan On Conan

Did you see Conan last night? That Anne Hathaway is delightful. Did you know she used to be in a college a cappella group? My…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2008 - 9:59 am
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Ben Folds Previews New Material

Between all the ranting (Kanye) and raving (Sigur Rós) we didn't get a chance to talk about Ben Folds's set at Bonnaroo. He's still abusing…
Scott Lapatine | June 19, 2008 - 5:03 pm
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“Fuck Kanye West”: The Bonnaroo Graffiti Photo Set

Bonnaroo was amazing in so many ways. Waiting ’til 4:40AM for Kanye to hit the stage was definitely not one of them. While waiting those…
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2008 - 4:52 pm
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Death Cab Try On Short Shorts, Sweatbands, WhirlyBall For MTV

Ben, Chris, Jason, and Nick hopped inside bumper cars and took on the onerous task of learning how to play WhirlyBall as part of their…
brandon | June 16, 2008 - 3:51 pm
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Bonnaroo: It’s A (Photo) Wrap

The tents are collapsed, the recycling collected, the hippies headed to the showers (j/k hippies don't take showers). Bonnaroo '08 now belongs to…
Amrit Singh | June 16, 2008 - 6:07 am
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Bonnaroo: Pearl Jam Give Good Ed

PJ's headlining set Saturday night brought treated one of Bonnaroo's largest crowds to a three-hour, 25 song set. Like Lolla '07, it didn't…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2008 - 4:46 pm
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Bonnaroo: Five Reasons You Need To See Sigur Rós This Year

They (i.e. Barbara Streisand) say people who need people are the luckiest people. But you know who really are the luckiest people? People…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2008 - 4:45 pm
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Bonnaroo: The Sun Exposes Kanye’s Glow In The Dark Show

A month ago the NYTimes's Jon Pareles reviewed Kanye's Glow In The Dark tour stop at MSG saying "There is a new yardstick for the…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2008 - 2:51 pm
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Bonnaroo: Photos Of Funny People (Chris Rock, Zach Galifianakis, Reggie Watts, John Mulaney)

It's Economics 101: During hard times and increasing competition, secure your viability by diversifying your brand. Maybe? If I had ever taken Eco…
Amrit Singh | June 14, 2008 - 8:12 pm
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Bonnaroo: Metallica Are Awesome At Ther Instruments, Being Photographed

Every festival has that band that becomes small talk fodder fest wide, the easy ice breaker, the default conversational touchstone. Last year's Lolla
Amrit Singh | June 14, 2008 - 4:06 pm
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Bonnaroo: My Morning Jacket Own. Everything.

Greetings from Manchester, TN, where the present conditions are RAIN and I'M SOAKED, much as they were for approximately 85% of My Morning…
Amrit Singh | June 14, 2008 - 1:56 pm
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RooTube

Today’s full sets from Fiery Furnaces and Raconteurs can be viewed here. (UPDATE: Now with added Metallica.)…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2008 - 12:27 am
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Bonnaroo Begins! Hide Your Bibles…

This is the first year since '03 I'm missing Bonnaroo. So sad. Fortunately, Amrit is there for the 'Gum this year with his big camera…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2008 - 12:31 pm
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The Bonnaroo Press Releases That Confused The Music World

Of course we did a double take when we received the Bonnaroo lineup press release yesterday. But if the AP and the NME (now deleted)…
Amrit Singh | February 6, 2008 - 2:05 pm
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Bonnaroo 2008 Lineup: Metallica And Pearl Jam, But No Led Zeppelin

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/music/Bonnaroo_2008_Lineup_Metallica_Pearl_Jam_Jack_Johnson'; After hints and clues, Bonnaroo's 2008 lineup's been announced. They've confirmed Lez Zeppelin, but not Led Zeppelin. Though Robert Plant…
brandon | February 5, 2008 - 7:59 pm
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Radio Bonnaroo Offers Lineup Clues

This week comes official word on Bonnaroo's official 2008 festival lineup, but this year the pre-announce guessing game is literally just that: In advance of…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 9:31 am
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