Bonnaroo 2011 taps Eminem, Arcade Fire, Buffalo Springfield

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    Bonnaroo celebrates 10 years in 2011, and the Manchester, TN-based extravaganza has tapped music’s biggest rapper, a reunited super group, and this year’s Album of the Year recipients to head the festivities.

    Yes, Eminem, a reunited Buffalo Springfield featuring Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Stephen Stills, and Arcade Fire will head this year’s Bonnaroo. Set to take place from June 9-12, other heavyweights include Widespread Panic, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys, String Cheese Incident, and Robert Plant & the Band of Joy.

    The Decemberists, Primus, Girl Talk, Florence & the Machine, STS9, Bassnectar, Big Boi, Gregg Allman, Ray Lamontagne, Iron & Wine, and Gogol Bordello have also found their way onto the bill, as have Dr. John and The Original Meters, who will be performing Desitively Bonnaroo (aka the album where the festival got its name from). STS9, Pretty Lights, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Scissor Sisters, Opeth, Warren Haynes Band, Bootsy Collins & the Funk University, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Stapes, Kylesa, and Atmopshere will all appear as well.


    Jack White is not scheduled to make an appearance, but two recent collaborators, the legendary Wanda Jackson and wife Karen Elson, are on the bill. So here’s hoping the former White Stripe makes a few guest spots over the weekend (cough cough super jam).

    Wait… super jam, you say? Yes, Bonnaroo’s iconic jam session will return in 2011, with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and Dr. John as confirmed participants. Also, Gogol Bordello will curate his own stage, the Global Gypsy Punk Revue. Confirmed thus far are Italy’s singer/songwriter/rapper Jovanotti and Syrian folk artist Omar Souleyman. More information as that comes to fruition.

    The lineup also features a slew of indie favorites, including Beirut, Ratatat, Explosions in the Sky, Robyn, Deerhunter, Matt & Kim, The Walkmen, Man Man, Sleigh Bells, Best Coast, The Drums, School of Seven Bells, Wavves, !!!, The Black Angels, Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea, Freelance Whales, Smith Westerns, Sharon Van Etten, Junip, The Head and the Heart, Twin Shadow, and Phosphorescent.


    And if that weren’t enough, Bruce Hornsby, Loretta Lynn, Cold War Kids, up and coming MCs J. Cole and Wiz Khalifa, Devotchka, Portugal. the Man, Neon Trees, Chiddy Bang, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Justin Towns Earle, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, Alberta Cross, and Jessica Lee Mayfield are also confirmed.

    Oh, what do we have here? Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter, Amos Lee, Abigail Washburn, Band of Skulls, Beats Antique, 22-20s, Clare Maguire, Hayres Carll, and Jovanotti will also join the aforementioned.

    And that about covers it. (Breathe)

    General and VIP go on sale Saturday, February 19th at 12:00pm EST. Find complete ticketing information, as well as all other necessary details via the festival’s website.


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