Dylan, Dead, Petty, Matthews On Bonnaroo NE
Bob Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds lead the lineup for the first Bonnaroo NE festival, Billboard.com has learned. The list of performers for tBob Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds lead the lineup for the first Bonnaroo NE festival, Billboard.com has learned. The list of performers for the event, set for Aug. 8-10 at a 2,000-acre site in Enterprise Park at Calverton in Riverhead, N.Y., will be officially announced today (April 28). Tickets will go on sale May 7 via Bonnaroo.com.
The inaugural "NE" edition of the festival, which debuted last year in Tennessee, will boast two nights of performances by the Dead, along with sets by Dylan, Petty, Matthews & Reynolds, the North Mississippi All-Stars; Medeski Martin & Wood, String Cheese Incident, Gov't Mule, Ween, Yonder Mountain String Band, moe., Soulive, Rusted Root, Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Disco Biscuits, X-ecutioners, Yo La Tengo, Talib Kweli, Kings Of Leon, Los Amigos Invisibles, Cut Chemist, Grandaddy, and others to be announced.
As previously reported, the second annual Bonnaroo Festival is set for June 13-15 on a 600-acre farm near rural Manchester, Tenn. That event sold out in 17 days, moving all 80,000 available tickets strictly via the festival's Web site. The gross is estimated to be $11 million from tickets priced at $119.50, $134.50, and $149.50. On that bill are the Dead, Widespread Panic, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, James Brown, Alison Krauss & Union Station, the Flaming Lips, the Allman Brothers Band, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, moe., the Roots, and many more.
The first Bonnaroo last year attracted 75,000 fans and grossed close to $9 million. Like the Tennessee event, Bonnaroo NE is produced by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment.