Dead, Panic Lead Eclectic Bonnaroo Lineup
The second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic YThe second annual Bonnaroo festival, set for June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn., has signed on a plethora of acts, including headliners the Dead and Widespread Panic. Other confirmed acts include Sonic Youth, James Brown, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Tortoise, the Roots, Warren Haynes, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, moe., Medeski, Martin & Wood, Jack Johnson, Galactic, Sound Tribe Sector 9, G. Love & Special Sauce, O.A.R., Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Nickel Creek, and Keller Williams.
As with last year, the festival will take place on a 600-acre farm in Manchester, 60 miles south of Nashville, and concertgoers are encouraged to camp on the grounds. The festival will also feature non-music attractions; last year's event played host to a retro arcade tent, a 24-hour cinema tent, and a cyber cafe.
Bonnaroo 2003 will also delve into the electronic/DJ world with performances by Kid Koala, Mix Master Mike, RJD2, and DJ Z-Trip. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Visit Bonnaroo's official Web site for more details. Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. ET via the Web site. The inaugural event sold out 70,000 available tickets within three weeks.
In October, Sanctuary Records Group released a "Live From Bonnaroo" DVD documenting the first festival with a documentary and 26 live performances. The 2003 event will also be filmed for a similar CD and DVD release.