Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead Set To Headline Bonnaroo 2012
- By Nick Rhodes
- Published on February 14, 2012
The festival that really started it all over a decade ago has just announced their hotly anticipated initial lineup including two sets of preeminent jam band Phish, future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers and British rockers Radiohead.
Entering its 11th year and taking place June 7 to 10 at the usual spot in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo will also feature an eclectic undercard, containing the best in hip-hop, bluegrass, jam, rock and electronica music. What started as a grassroots jam band festival has morphed into the biggest and maybe most mainstream event around.
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Joining the headliners are recent Grammy winner Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, Umphrey's McGee, Big Gigantic, Skrillex, Ludacris, Foster The People, The Beach Boys and The Shins. Scroll down for the complete lineup.
Tickets will be on sale soon at Price Level 3 for $234.50 plus fees. Last year, tickets went extremely fast so buy them as soon as they're available before the prices increase or sell out entirely. For news, activities and volunteer information, visit the festival's official website.
Last year's event was highlighted by a late-night Pretty Lights set that went until the sun came up, a rousing "Circus" from STS9 during the twilight hours and impassioned performances by Eminem and Arcade Fire. Read Headstash Magazine's comprehensive review of all four days.
For more information on all your favorite festivals including complete lineups, ticketing information and analysis, check out our 2012 Festival Guide.
Bonnaroo 2012 Initial Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beach Boys
The Avett Brothers
Foster The People
The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars)
Ben Folds Five
Spectrum Road (Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, Vernon Reid)
City and Colour
The Civil Wars
Young The Giant
Two Door Cinema Club
Fitz and The Tantrums
The Black Lips
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
The Joy Formidable
Kurt Vile and The Violators
Gary Clark Jr.
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Trampled By Turtles
The War On Drugs
The Devil Makes Three
Here We Go Magic
The Lonely Forest
Mariachi El Bronx
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
The Soul Rebels
Steven Bernstein's MTO Plays Sly