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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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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

New Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Video – “Gone, Gone, Gone” (And Led Zeppelin Headlining Bonnaroo?)

Krauss and Plant follow up an intimate rendition for Hoda Kotb with this clip for their take on the Everly Brothers' "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done…
Stereogum | December 3, 2007 - 9:16 am

Coyne In The Bubble

The Flaming Lips UFO spectacular at Bonnaroo was a fest highlight, as always. And though the ‘Roo is long gone, we didn’t get to share…
Stereogum | June 28, 2007 - 1:09 pm

‘Roo Remainders: The Hold Steady Rock “Stuck Between Stations,” John Roderick Deems Them Stuck Between E Street Band, Bad Company, Foreigner and Styx

In what should be the last of the scraps of our trek to Manchester, TN this past weekend, we were psyched to share with ya…
Stereogum | June 20, 2007 - 12:31 pm

‘Roo Remainders: Lily Allen Brings “LDN” To TN

Better late than never, we have a couple of ‘Roo performance clips to keep your mind off your work today, the first being of Jäeger
Stereogum | June 19, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnanude: Pics Of The Mute Math Streaker

We know, you're over Bonnaroo -- and after a few more dust-scraping showers, we will be too. But the TN fun did yield some bits…
Stereogum | June 19, 2007 - 12:21 pm

Bonnaroo: Sunday 6/17/07: Wilco & The White Stripes Raze The Stages

While Saturday's lineup was the most set-hopper friendly, Sunday's spread offered two trump cards with eagerly anticipated sets from Wilco and the first…
Stereogum | June 18, 2007 - 12:09 pm

Bonnaroo: Saturday 6/16/07

If Friday's 'Roo music trolling left something to be desired, Saturday's lineup was more than just compensation. Of course it was all about…
Stereogum | June 17, 2007 - 4:12 pm

Bonnaroo: The Police Leave Us Speechless, Sting Leaves Us Shirtless

A little worse for the wear (damn you budget sunscreen) but Team Stereogum is still riding a Police high. If you watched any…
Stereogum | June 17, 2007 - 1:43 pm

Bonnaroo: Friday 6/15/07

This year's 'Roo is Saturday heavy -- today we get Franz, Hold Steady, Regina, Dr. Dog, and a band called Police your parents loved --…
Stereogum | June 16, 2007 - 2:12 pm

Bonnaroo: Thursday 6/14/07

Greetings from Manchester, Tennessee, where the sun is shining and the restaurants are closing way too early. As they're saying in Centeroo, Thursday is the…
Stereogum | June 15, 2007 - 1:17 pm

Bonnaroo 2007 Line-Up

Just got this early Valentine's Day present (as much as a press release can be a VDay Present). So many great bands we may not…
Stereogum | February 13, 2007 - 7:11 pm

More Bonnarumors

We're just a day away from an official Bonnaroo lineup announcement, but we're gonna get another jump start on the irresponsible rumor-mongering 'cause, well, that's…
Stereogum | February 13, 2007 - 3:02 pm

“Roxanne” 2007: A Jazz Odyssey

So, we broke even. Transposed down to suit Sting’s vocal cords, spaced out for the benefit of the young, drug-loving generation next, The Police celebrated…
Stereogum | February 12, 2007 - 1:45 pm


Forget Coachella (Chili Peppers?!) — the real buzz festival, again, is Bonnaroo. This e-mail’s making the rounds, and while we’re skeptical, remember Radiohead’s farm gig…
Stereogum | January 21, 2007 - 11:50 pm

Radiohead @ Bonnaroo 6/17/06

I’m not quite done with my Bonnaroo coverage, but I promise I won’t let it drag beyond tomorrow. Some of you asked how Radiohead were.
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2006 - 1:31 pm

New Tom Petty – “Saving Grace”

Mr. Petty lit it up at Bonnaroo, so we had to let you get an earful of the whiskey-blues of “Saving Grace,” the lead single…
Amrit Singh | June 19, 2006 - 1:52 pm

Beck And Puppets At Bonnaroo 6/17/06

Special shoutout to Beck and his band of puppety oddballs. Beck had one of the most entertaining mainstage sets, incorporating lip-synching puppets and a video…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2006 - 10:04 pm

Stereogum At Bonnaroo Pt. 2

Hey kids. Lots of craziness since my last Bonnaroo update. Let’s start with Friday afternoon. A press conference with Jim James, Lewis Black, Ben Folds,…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2006 - 3:35 pm

My Morning Jacket – “What A Wonderful Man” Live At Bonnaroo

Some footage from the best act Stereogum’s seen so far. My Morning Jacket took over That Tent Friday at midnight with a blazing set heavy…
Scott Lapatine | June 18, 2006 - 2:45 pm