Bonnaroo Sets Initial 2005 Lineup
The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.The Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals are among the first acts confirmed for Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Set for June 10-12, the event will return to a 700-acre farm in Manchester, about 60 miles south of Nashville, to present more than 60 artists on multiple stages.
There are plenty of the expected jam band scene-affiliated acts on the list of 37 confirmed acts, including Widespread Panic (which will play two sets during the festival), the Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Particle and Sound Tribe Sector 9. Representing bluegrass will be Alison Krauss + Union Station, Earl Scruggs & Friends and the Yonder Mountain String Band. Straddling the line between the two will be progressive banjo artist Bela Fleck, who will be on hand with a new project, the Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio.
Out of the modern rock ranks comes Rilo Kiley, Secret Machines, the Mars Volta and My Morning Jacket, while singer/songwriters Jack Johnson, John Prine, Iron & Wine, Ray Lamontagne and Citizen Cope are also slated to be on hand. Further expanding the musical borders will be Latin groove band Ozomatli and sexy Brooklyn-based multi-lingual act Brazilian Girls.
Tickets will go on sale Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. ET via the Bonnaroo Web site. A limited amount of ducats will sell for $146.50, followed by another finite amount to be sold for $161.50. The price will increase to $172.50 for all remaining tickets. Service charges are $14.50 per ticket, including a $3 fee for Tennessee's Coffee County and $1 for charity. All tickets are three-day passes that include parking and camping at the festival site. RV passes are an additional $40.
Beyond the music, Bonnaroo organizers Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment promise plenty of other entertainment options in the festival's "Centeroo" area. Past highlights have included cinema, comedy, an arcade and a brewers festival.
Fans can also expect the burgeoning digital aspect of Bonnaroo to continue, with wireless hot spots throughout the festival grounds and music sharing encouraged among attendees.
A CD and DVD from the 2004 festival are planned for release in April. Plans are also in the works for a television broadcast of footage from the festival. Bonnaroo currently offers an array of festival performances for download at Livebonnaroo.com and a 24-hour Internet radio broadcast, known as Radio Bonnaroo, on the festival Web site.
Bonnaroo 2004 was the second-highest-grossing concert of the year, 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 other acts.
Here is the list of confirmed 2005 Bonnaroo artists:
Dave Matthews Band
The Allman Brothers Band
Alison Krauss + Union Station
Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio
The Mars Volta
Yonder Mountain String Band
My Morning Jacket
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Earl Scruggs & Friends
Toots and the Maytals
Iron & Wine
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Donna The Buffalo
John Butler Trio