Bonnaroo 2010 Wrap-Up

If you followed us on Twitter last weekend, you have an idea of how amazing – and amazingly hot – Bonnaroo 2010 was! Here’s a roundup of our coverage.

Friday Recap At Glide Magazine
Saturday Recap
Sunday Recap
Tori Amos Photo Gallery

Look for more photos here soon featuring Medeski Martin and Wood, Umphrey’s McGee, and more!

All Bonnaroo, All The Time

In just a few hours we’ll be on the road to one of America’s greatest music festivals, and you can keep up with our exploits by following us on Twitter!

Over the next week, you can ride with us to Manchester, TN, and back via social media. We’ll be bringing the Twittersphere all kinds of observations from Bonnaroo – what the bands are playing, who’s sitting in with who, the atmosphere of the event, and lots more unique items. Full setlists from Umphrey’s McGee, Dave Matthews Band, and maybe more will be featured in real time.

Also, check Glide Magazine for my daily updates and photos from the festival, which will also be linked here.


A Look at Bonnaroo Being Built

Check out these photos of the Bonnaroo Music Festival under construction on Monday June 7!

The iconic Bonnaroo Arch...

Bonnaroo Fountain

...and the equally iconic Bonnaroo Fountain

Bonnaroo Fountain

Another Fountain view

World Cup Art

Looks like some sort of World Cup art installation coming together

What Stage

The brand new What Stage

Bonnaroo Bobbleheads

More staples at the event, the bobbleheads


Claypool merch

Planet Roo

Planet Roo hand sans planet

Sonic Stage

The Sonic Village and Stage

What Stage

The What Stage looms

Solar Stage

The Solar Stage

That tent

That. Yes, That. Tent.

A new look for the Silent Disco perhaps?

Thanks to Annabel Lukins Stelling for the photos!

Ten For Tennessee in 2010: Our Ten Most Anticipated Bonnaroo Shows

I’m so done with webcasts. As fun as festivals are to watch from afar, Bonnaroo 2010 beckons and I can’t wait to get out among the speakers and freakers next weekend. Last year, I got a little misty recalling my top ten moments from the Bonnaroo festivals I’ve attended. In anticipation of the big event and more memorable moments, here are the ten happenings my crew and I are most excited about seeing at Bonnaroo 2010, in no particular order.

The Entrance Band – This LA band is the first act we’ll see this year, and therefore one of our most anticipated. We know little about them – we basically took their name as a sign that they should be first. Plus, they seem to be the wierdest of the first wave of bands that play, and that’s always a plus in our world.

Medeski Martin and Wood – It’s been almost three years since I’ve seen my beloved MMW. The promise of two sets in one day has our crew chomping at the bit to get to the Sonic Stage and The Other Tent on Sunday. An awful lot has changed in MMW land since we last saw them, but we’re diehards here and we won’t miss this one-two punch.

B.O.B. – Whether I’ll fend off sleep long enough to see his 3 AM set remains a mystery. Here’s hoping I can hang in there to see if Bobby Ray’s upbeat, hook-laden hip-hop stands up in the surreal wee-hours live setting.

Jay-Z – One of the touchstones of the Bonnaroo experience is checking out bands you’d probably never get a chance to see otherwise. As much as I love Jay-Z, I’m probably never going to make it to one of his arena shows, so this is my chance and I couldn’t be more hyped about this show.

Dave Matthews Band – This will likely be many of the campers’ first and last DMB show, and it’ll be our last for a good long while since the band is taking at least the whole of 2011 off. To “Say Goodbye” with a little DMB on a Sunday to close things out sounds great.

World Cup Soccer – England VS. USA – I can’t wait to see what the scene at the Lunar Stage is going to be like for this afternoon broadcast of one of the country’s most anticipated soccer clashes ever. I’m hoping for a wild mass of people dressed in red, white and blue cheering like hell for our boys.

Weezer – They’re another band that I’ve loved for years and have never managed to see live, though missing Jeff Beck, who plays in exactly the same time slot, is a tough call. Something tells me my mood is going to be tuned more for open-air Weezer than tented Jeff Beck on what will likely be a sultry Saturday evening.

The Flaming Lips featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs – After their 2007 performance, Lips leader Wayne Coyne said they wouldn’t come back to Bonnaroo until they had something new for the event, and boy do they have it. The band’s planned late-night reading of Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most talked-about shows in the festival’s history, and the Which Stage is going to be simply mad for this one.

Umphrey’s McGee – Not even Damian Marley and Nas, performing opposite Umphrey’s and just one stage over, can tear us away from our boys. The time slot, which is basically the same one they had in 2008, is somewhat regrettable. I was hoping for some UM after dark, but alas, the afternoon will have to do. The bonus Sonic Stage set doesn’t hurt the situation.

Stevie Wonder – I’ve always been jealous of my mom for having seen Stevie Wonder in the early 1970’s. This show will dampen my envy a bit, though I’m not expecting anything at the level of what she must have seen. Still, it’s one of those shows that come around once in a lifetime, and seeing such a legend is a notch on the belt of any serious music fan.

Don’t forget to go ahead and follow us on Twitter so you can experience a nonstop barrage of setlists, info, and observations from all four days of Bonnaroo 2010! Also, check out these other useful links for the vicarious fest-goer:

NPR Streaming Bonnaroo Sets All Weekend! is also streaming
BonnarooNews Twitter
Inforoo Message Boards

Festival Update and Bonnaroo Coverage

Plans for our Bonnaroo 2010 coverage are taking shape. We’ll be providing a constant stream of Twitter updates, just like last year, and we’re working with Glide Magazine to create even more content. Check here for updates and webcast info as the festival draws closer!

There’s lots going on this weekend, with DelFest, Summer Camp, and Sasquatch. The summer is set, but here’s an update on some of the late-season events that are happening this year:

Hopscotch Music Festival – 9/9 – 9/11 2010, Raleigh, NC – Dungen, Raekwon, Bowerbirds, and Woods, plus more, were just added to this urban festival.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – 10/1 – 10/3 2010, San Francisco, CA – This will be one of our most anticipated lineups.

Magnoliafest – 10/21 – 10/24 2010, Live Oak, FL – Guaranteed to be chock full of bluegrass, folk, Americana, roots, etc.

Bear Creek Music Festival – 11/12 – 11/14 2010, Live Oak, FL – These guys have had their lineup ready for months.