The Bonnaroo Music Festival is now providing its day-by-day schedule, giving you the where and when for finding your favorite artists and bands.
Bonnaroo – June 10 through 13 near Manchester, Tennessee – has to be a logistical nightmare for whomever is tasked with placing each and every band on a certain stage at a specific time. If there’s anyone in the Bonnaroo camp who deserves a vacation when this year’s festival is said and done, it’s that guy or gal.
Bonnaroo festival patrons cool off in the Centeroo Fountain on Thursday.
June 11, 2009
Or maybe it’s more like Dustin Hoffman’s character in that movie he did with Tom Cruise – a savant so attuned to bands, schedules and festival stages that all the person need do is look at the list of acts, scream out stage, date and time, and it all comes together perfectly. We don’t know if that’s the case at Bonnaroo, but it would make for a good movie. They could call it “Roo Man.”
But we digress…
The complete Bonnaroo schedule, including dates, stages and show times is now posted on the festival’s website.
Thursday June 10 features Wale closing This Tent at midnight, The xx at That Tent beginning at 11:30 p.m. and Lotus playing The Other Tent at 11:45 p.m. Comedienne Margaret Cho is slotted for two shows at The Comedy Theatre, and Joshua James has a late-night gig as he takes the stage at 1 a.m. at the Troo Music Lounge.
SXSW, Central Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX
March 19, 2010
Friday is when Bonaroo begins rolling out the major headliners. Kings Of Leon play the What Stage beginning at 9:30 p.m., while The Flaming Lips featuring Stardeath And White Dwarfs is marked for a midnight performance. Other acts scheduled for Friday include The Black Keys, OK Go, Dr. Dog, Gossip, She & Him, Tori Amos, Bassnectar and Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers.
The talent listed as appearing on Bonnaroo’s What Stage on Saturday would make for a helluva tour. Big Sam’s Funky Nation gets things rolling at 1:15 p.m. followed by reggae legend Jimmy Cliff at 3:30 p.m. Next up is The Dead Weather at 6 p.m., Stevie Wonder at 8:30 p.m. and Jay-Z closing the stage at11:30 p.m.. Other Saturday acts include Gwar, Thievery Corporation, John Prine, Ozomatli, Clutch, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Melvins, Jeff Beck, Weezer, Norah Jones and The Avett Brothers.
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2010
Dave Matthews Band closes Bonnaroo with a performance scheduled for Sunday, June 13 on the What Stage beginning at 9 p.m. While Sunday isn’t nearly as band-packed as Friday and Saturday, there’s plenty of top notch talent on them thar stages, including Ween, Zac Brown Band, John Fogerty, John Butler Trio, They Might Be Giants, Medeski Martin & Wood, Blues Traveler and Miranda Lambert.
Of course, we have neither the space, bytes, smarts or stamina to recreate the entire Bonnaroo schedule. For that you’ll need to visit the festival’s website. Just click here.