Widespread Panic returns to the Bonnaroo lineup this year for two nights, after skipping the Manchester, Tenn., festival during the band's hiatus last year. Panic joins a widely varied lineup for the
Widespread Panic will return to the Bonnaroo lineup this year for two nights, after skipping the Manchester, Tenn., festival during the band's hiatus last year. Panic joins a widely varied lineup for the June 10-12 event, including return visits by the Allman Brothers Band and Jack Johnson, and a first-time performance by Dave Matthews Band.
Bonnaroo is produced by Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment.
Other acts on the bill include Modest Mouse, the Mars Volta, Joss Stone, Alison Krauss & Union Station, John Prine, Ozomatli, Rilo Kiley, Joanna Newsom, Brazilian Girls, Gov't Mule, Yonder Mountain String Band, STS9, Keller Williams, Earl Scruggs & Friends, O.A.R., Toots & the Maytals, Umphrey's McGee, Iron & Wine, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Drive-By Truckers, Particle, Xavier Rudd, Ray Lamontage, the Gourds, Secret Machines, Donna The Buffalo, John Butler Trio, Ollabelle, Citizen Cope, Brazilian Girls, M. Ward, Madeleine Peyroux and the Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio.
The hugely successful fest will return to its previous 700-acre site in rural Manchester, about 60 miles south of Nashville.
Bonnaroo was the second-highest-grossing concert of 2004, according to Billboard Boxscore, taking in $14.5 million for a lineup that included the Dead, Dave Matthews & Friends, Trey Anastasio, Bob Dylan and nearly 80 others.
Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly, says ticket prices, which were $139 and $164 in 2004, will increase slightly in 2005. The show's capacity will remain at 90,000. Tickets for the 2005 Bonnaroo Music Festival will go on sale Jan. 29 through www.bonnaroo.com. In the past, Bonnaroo has sold out online without traditional advertising or promotion.
The festival was able to reach an agreement with local goverment officials in Coffee County wherein a new $3 per-ticket fee will go to the county. Bonnaroo also gives the county an additional $30,000, so a 2005 sellout would mean that $300,000 will go into local goverment coffers.