Since Coachella and Sasquatch! sold out before some folks even had a chance to crack open their wallets, there hasn’t been much need to add a Prince, let alone Die Antwoord. But Bonnaroo is a different type of animal, especially since the Manchester, TN-based festival all but has an unlimited capacity. Plus, with two main stages, three tents, a comedy castle, a cinema, and countless other performance areas, organizers usually take their time in revealing all the planned festivities.
Now, two months after the initial 2011 lineup announcement, Bonnaroo has confirmed a number of new acts. A staple since 2004, the festival will once again play a host to a jam-packed lineup of renowned comedians, highlighted by Lewis Black and the 420 Comedy Blaze tour hosted by Cheech Marin and featuring Ralphie May, the stars of Workaholics, and more.
Others to join them in the laughs include The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi), Donald Glover, Kathleen Madigan, Eugene Mirman, Tim Minchin, and Hannibal Buress. Henry Rollins and filmmaker John Waters will also make appearances.
On the music side, NOFX, Galactic, G. Love & Special Sauce, Allen Toussaint (w/ Dr. John and The Original Meters), Black Uhuru, Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and The Knux have all been added to the fold.
Also, Shpongle will present a full-scale production in the form the Shpongletron Experience, with Ben Sollee, Anthony B, Forro in the Dark, Dennis Coffey, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Futurebirds, and Hanggai rounding out the latest music acts.