Bonnaroo Announces 2010 Lineup: Jay-Z, Dave Rawlings Machine, John Prine…..


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The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced its line-up Tuesday, featuring artists ranging from John Fogerty to Weezer to Jay-Z. The festival, which takes place June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee, will also include perennial crowd favorites, The Flaming Lips, who will be performing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety.

Other bands playing include: Lucero, Calexico, Kris Kristofferson, Tenacious D, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Mumford & Sons, The Gaslight Anthem, Blitzen Trapper, Martin Sexton, Deadmaus, Rise Against, The Dead Weather, Kings of Leon, The Dodos, The Melvins, Tori Amos, Clutch, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lotus, The Entrance Band, They Might Be Giants, Jamey Johnson, Dave Matthews Band, Dave Rawlings Machine, John Prine, Dr. Dog, Jay Electronica, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Local Natives, Tokyo Police Club, Kid Cudi, Japandroids, Zac Brown Band, The National, Baaba Maal, She & Him, Jimmy Cliff, Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Wale, Norah Jones, Baroness, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Avett Brothers, Medeski, Martin, & Wood, The Cherry Bandits, OK GO, Phoenix, Jeff Beck, 311, Blues Traveler, ISIS, Punch Brothers, Bassnectar, Neon Indian, Black Keys, The Constellations, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ingrid Michaelson, xx, Regina Spektor, Monte Montgomery, Thievery Corporation, GWAR and Chromeo with guest Daryl Hall.

Bonnaroo will release the names of more bands playing the festival throughout the day.

Tickets are now on sale, with General Admission starting at $234.50 and VIP at $1,349.50 per pair. If you’re worried about breaking the bank on a ticket to the four day festival, Bonnaroo has helpfully set up payment plans on their website to guide you through the process of affording this one-of-a-kind experience.

The festival has put a focus on being more environmentally friendly in past years and now, in order to improve fan experience, requires sponsors to provide some sort of free activity for the general public. This year, there’s something for everyone, from The Silent Disco—in which you are given headphones synced to the music playing, creating a quiet mosh pit—to early morning Yoga classes that hope to replenish your energy for another day of rocking out.

If you’re not up for roughing it in your RV or bringing your own tent from home, this year Bonnaroo is introducing on-site tent rentals, which come complete with two cots. The tent rentals are currently going for $1000 dollars but don’t worry—Bonnaroo’s got a payment plan for that too.

Several bands preempted Bonnaroo’s line-up announcement by posting the news themselves online but none did so as creatively as The Avett Brothers, whose message came in the form of a stop-motion video of a band member levitating—yes, you read that right—while painting on a blank wall. Check it out here.

Check out American Songwriter‘s coverage of Bonnaroo 2009.

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