Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo

Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye Set For Bonnaroo


February 06, 2008, 12:00 AM ET

Ray Waddell, Nashville

The seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has rolled out its most diverse lineup yet for 2008, with Metallica, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson and My Morning Jacket among the acts on the bill for the June 12-15 event in Manchester, Tenn.

And rumors of a Led Zeppelin appearance at Bonnaroo are true (sort of), with all-female Zeppelin cover band Lez Zeppelin set to take the stage.

Other artists include the Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, M.I.A., Drive-By Truckers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend, Levon Helm, the Raconteurs and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Bonnaroo’s Comedy Tent will host Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Norton, Brian Posehn and David Cross.

The final Bonnaroo 2008 lineup will total more than 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Feb. 16 at noon.

"I actually feel like it’s one of our strongest lineups to date and it strengthens our diversity within our programming," Superfly Productions president Jonathan Mayers tells Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are co-producers of Bonnaroo. "I know we still have a lot more to add, too, so I’m excited about it and feel like we’re going to have a very successful year."