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Bonnaroo 2013 lineup revealed

on February 19, 2013, 5:42pm

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Bonnaroo rolled out its 2013 lineup during a special one-hour live webcast hosted by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Mumford and Sons top this year’s bill, appearing alongside Björk, Wilco, David Byrne and St. Vincent, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, R. Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Passion Pit, Animal Collective, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grizzly Bear, Cat Power, Beach House, Local Natives, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Dirty Projectors, Swans, Baroness, Japandroids, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, Father John Misty, Purity Ring, The Tallest Man on Earth, Divine Fits, ASAP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Four Tet, Wild Nothing, DIIV, HAIM, Cults, Charli XCX, and Matthew E. White.

Also playing are Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule,  John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Dwight Yoakam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Portgual. The Man, The Gaslight Anthem, Matt and Kim Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, AraabMUZIK, A-Trak, The Vaccines, Glen Hansard, Calexico, Porter Robinson, Amadou & Mariam, Lee Fields & The Expressions, John Fullbright, JEFF the Brotherhood, Deap Vally, Walk the Moon, and The Stepkids.

What’s more, Jim James will host a special “Soul Superjam” featuring John Oates and members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and The Office’s Ed Helms will host a “Bluegrass Situation Superjam”.

Plus, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Daniel Tosh top the festival’s as-yet-announced comedy lineup.

Bonnaroo 2013 takes place June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 23th at Noon EST via the festival’s website.

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February 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Did anyone else notice that COS had originally listed Dave Matthews Band in this article and then removed it? What was the deal with that?

Alex Young
February 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Hi Dave – SiriusXM Radio reported over Twitter that DMB was confirmed. A lot of other publications, including Fuse and Rolling Stone were reporting similar confirmations, which led us to believe Sirius was a partner of Bonnaroo and part of the reveal. Sirius retracted their “leak” short after.

Sorry for the confusion.

Adam Marks
February 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I wonder what led to that belief…. PAUL WORKS FOR ME!

February 20, 2013 at 10:35 am

Best festival line up I’ve seen so far!

Casey Smith
February 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Who’s gonna head the coveted Friday/Sat. night, late night show on the Where? Stage?

February 20, 2013 at 1:03 am

You mean the Which (2nd stage) right? My money’s on Pretty Lights one night. Wu Tang or Kendrick Lamar on the other.

Casey Smith
February 20, 2013 at 2:44 am

yeah, that stage

Casey Smith
February 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Bjork on the main stage? or will she get a late night spot?

Adam Marks
February 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

A late night spot would be fantastic!

February 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’d hope for a late night spot, but I could also see her in the Beach Boys slot from last year…Sunday afternoon on the What.

February 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty blow………….as does Phoenix. It amazes me that these acts sell out stadiums and headline major music festivals. A complete joke

Dave Colbert
February 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Tom Petty is a legend, dumbass.

February 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm

bonnaroo has legends on its lineup every year, not all of them are headliners… hes more on par with a john fogerty type time slot like 2010…Also, I think there are a lot of “legends” (Springsteen, Petty, etc) that suck ass, douche

February 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Big difference between you not liking an artist and saying they suck ass, dick. Saying Petty is on Fogerty’s level is insane.

February 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

Petty is on Fogerty’s level… Hahahahahahahahahaha. Sorry I just had to get that out. Maybe knowing something about music should be a pre requisite for comments .

Adam Marks
February 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Springsteen and Petty are staples of american music. They may be old but I can say from personal experience that they both still put on amazing performances. Petty is a big sing along….I dont understand how that isn’t a good time.

Elliott McWhirter
February 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

This lineup is stacked!!

Rory Biller
February 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

So good. Better than Coachella. Going to both.

February 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

solid, really solid

Casey Smith
February 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Jim James to host the Super Jam, please.

Andrew Bailey
February 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm

He is!

Casey Smith
February 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Called it!


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