Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival,
Phish's Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic, Ben Harper, the String Cheese Incident, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade are among the acts confirmed for the first annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, to be held June 21-23 on a 500-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. The Bonnaroo Web site and a number of the artists' official sites are offering $100 festival passes for one week beginning Saturday (March 23); afterward, the price rises to $125.
Also confirmed to appear during the event are Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, moe., Galactic, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soulive, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Triple Threat DJs, Keller Williams, the North Mississippi Allstars, and the Blind Boys Of Alabama. Additional acts will be added. Shows will be held on two stages, with a special gospel performance set for the event's final morning.
A "festival village" will be erected on the grounds, sporting arts and crafts, vendors, amusements, and "a variety of special events," according to organizers. Special travel packages are also in the works, with information due to be available soon from the festival Web site.
Manchester is located 60 miles southeast of Nashville, and is also within short driving distances of the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg and Wonder Cave in Pelham.