Update: Add The Dillinger Escape Plan to the list as well…
The title says it all on this one folks. Bonnaroo has added to its 2009 lineup and to say its an eclectic mix would well, probably be one of the biggest understatements in the history of mankind.
On the music front, Public Enemy, Ani DiFranco, Amadou & Miriam, Shadows Fall, and Heartless Bastards, highlight the acts now scheduled to descend on Manchester, Tennessee from June 11-14, 2009, joining the previously announced likes of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Phish, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, and slew of countless others. Others now confirmed to bring the tunes include Tony Rice Unit, High On Fire, Passion Pit, Dillinger Escape Plan, Wailing Souls, The Itals, Murs, White Rabbits Janelle Monáe, Hockey, Pretty Lights.
Then there’s the newly announced comedy portion of the lineup, or should I say The Comedy Sweet, presented by Butterfinger.This year, Bonnaroo will feature a “dynamic host of national headlining comics in its ever-popular seated, air-conditioned comedy venue.” Among those taking part? Late night star Jimmy Fallon, Triumph the Insult Comic – yes, a puppet is playing the ‘Roo, Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter, Aziz Ansari, and Todd Barry.
All and all, the 2009 lineup currently looks something like this:
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band * Phish (2 Shows) * Beastie Boys * Nine Inch Nails * David Byrne * Wilco * Al Green * Snoop Dogg * Elvis Costello (Solo) * Erykah Badu * Paul Oakenfold * Ben Harper and Relentless7 * The Mars Volta * TV on the Radio * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * MGMT * moe. * Public Enemy * Andrew Bird * Band of Horses * Govt Mule * Merle Haggard * The Decemberists * Ani DiFranco * Girl Talk * Bon Iver * Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate * Rodrigo y Gabriela * Galactic * The Del McCoury Band * Of Montreal * Allen Toussaint * Coheed and Cambria * Booker T Jones & Drive-By Truckers * David Grisman Quintet * Lucinda Williams * Animal Collective * Gomez * Neko Case * Down * Jenny Lewis * Amadou & Mariam * Santigold * Robert Earl Keen * Shadows Fall * Tony Rice Unit * Citizen Cope * Femi Kuti and the Positive Force * High On Fire * The Ting Tings * Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 * Grace Potter and the Nocturnals * Kaki King * Grizzly Bear * King Sunny Adé & the African Beats * Okkervil River * St. Vincent * Zac Brown Band * Passion Pit * Raphael Saadiq * The Dillinger Escape Plan * Ted Leo and the Pharmacists * Crystal Castles * Tift Merritt * Brett Dennen * Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue * Toubab Krewe * Wailing Souls * People Under the Stairs * Heartless Bastards * Alejandro Escovedo * The Itals * Vieux Farka Touré * Elvis Perkins In Dearland * Cherryholmes * Yeasayer * Todd Snider * Murs * Chairlift * Portugal. The Man * The SteelDrivers * Midnite * The Knux * The Low Anthem * Delta Spirit * AA Bondy * White Rabbits * The Lovell Sisters * Alberta Cross * Janelle Monáe * Hockey * Pretty Lights
Comedy: Jimmy Fallon, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Presents Bonnapoo 2009, An Evening (or Afternoon) with The Daily Show (feat. John Oliver & Rob Riggle), Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Schaal, Arj Barker, Todd Barry, Rory Albanese, Wayne Federman, Nick Thune, Nick Kroll, Kurt Braunohler, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Holmes
If that’s enough to get you all excited inside, tickets are currently available on Bonnaroo.com. Of course, you could wait until the next round of additions – yes, there still are more acts yet to be announced, but given the names above, don’t be too shocked if it sells out before then. Just saying…