If I included every single artist that was going to be at Bonnaroo this year, you’d hate me for going on so long. Instead, I’ve decided to highlight some of my absolute favorites and some of groups I’ve seen live before . . . and loved!
If you don’t know already, some the headliners for Bonnaroo 2011 include Eminem AND Lil’ Wayne. I can’t help it, I’m sold.While I haven’t been a huge hip-hop fan since 1993, I really believe that these two are some of the most talented hip-hop superpowers out there right now, and as a writer, I am always impressed with their clever and high-powered lyrics.
Raise your hand if you think these two might be teaming up for festival-powered duos!!
The crazy, kooky gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, will be there, as well as a Global Gypsy Punk Review curated by Eugene Hutz (that’s Eugene in the middle with the mustache and stripey pants)!
Florence (and the Machine) looks like she got stuck waiting in line on the road, but no, she’ll be there too!
Live electronica gurus, Beats Antique, are coming to woo you with class, ambiance and a bit of tribal bellydance.
Do you like The Strokes? Of course you do, EVERYBODY likes The Strokes!!!
Ray Lamontagne. . . oh goodness. Did anybody see him on Letterman May 12th? If not, then check out this link for the performance.
Loretta Lynn: lookin’ just as sweet as a peach in her pink gown. Collaborator with fellow musician Jack White of The White Stripes, Loretta is as contemporary as ever. Work it girl!
A few years back I got to see the lovely Miss Abigail Washburn (below) play with an-all girl group called Uncle Earl. Abigail was a definite standout, and if you’re lucky, you may get to hear her sing in fluent Mandarin!
And, if you’ve ever seen the Old Crow Medicine Show, then you know that these Alt-Country Bluegrass fellas simply tear the stage up! With super high energy and clever, witty tunes, these good ol’ boys are a total fav.
Who else you ask?
How about The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Primus, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Beirut, The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, G. Love & Special Sauce and Amos Lee. To view the entire line-up go here.
Don’t forget our friends the Kopecky Family Band will be there, and you can enter to win 2 tickets to Bonnaroo on the Contest Page!