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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is announcing its lineup all day today. It started at 11 a.m. central and will continue through 9 p.m. Instead of just posting a list on their Web site, they are announcing bands every five minutes at and (You can also follow them on Twitter @bonnaroo.)

In case you don't know what Bonnaroo is, it is one of the country's biggest music festivals that takes place in sleepy little Manchester, Tenn., an hour south of Nashville. It was voted the best by Rolling Stone in 2008. It takes place this year June 10-13. There isn't a musical theme, per se, as pretty much every genre is there, from indie faves such as Bon Iver and The Avett Brothers to past big dogs like Radiohead, The Police and Snoop Dogg. Country, gospel, all forms of rock, even comedy acts are there.

The festival was first held in 2002 on a large farm next to Interstate 24. The roughly 700-acre farm overflows with thousands of festival-goers and campers there to see a wide range of music on several stages and tents.

The uniqueness at Bonnaroo doesn't end with the name (popularized by Dr. John with his 1974 album "Desitively Bonnaroo," meaning "a really good time.") The stages and tents are named What Stage, Which Stage, This Tent, That Tent and The Other Tent.

I'm not going to bore you with my thoughts on the festival or my wife's constant dismay at Manchester (her hometown) hosting such a mega event. If you're interested, take a peek at the lineups today.

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