Chris Rock was the first ever headlining comedian at Bonnaroo, performing on the What Stage to a crowd that had to be one of the largest in comedy history. This year, comedy fans will have trouble leaving the What Stage at all, as Conan O’Brien will be emceeing the festivities there on Friday and Saturday. O’Brien will also perform at the event’s comedy tent, and his performances there will certainly be the hardest shows of the weekend to gain entry to. For the emcee spots, we envision a wide variety of music and hilarity throughout the day, and we’d imagine there will be plenty of jokes at the expense of the eclectic Bonnaroo audience.
Other comedy acts at Bonnaroo are Doug Benson, Margaret Cho, Aziz Ansari, Jeffrey Ross, Greg Giraldo, Bo Burnham, and more.
The new kid on the block that everyone is watching – Maine’s Nateva Festival – continues to impress with its lineup selections. STS9, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Umphrey’s McGee, Max Creek, John Brown’s Body, The Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and Greensky Bluegrass were just added.
Some news on those coy ladies Lollapalooza and Mile High – Rumors abound that Phish will play Mile High this year as part of a western tour. Given their recent rounds of footsie with the town of Telluride, where the band is also likely to perform this summer, this seems logical. Lollapalooza remains mostly a mystery, other than the near certainty that The Strokes will be there.