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.

BONNAROOOOOO!

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!

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!

Follow Me to Bonnaroo Part 2

Alright friends, Bonnaroo 2010 is two weeks away, and it’s time for us to start gathering links and info! Check here for all kinds of interesting stuff. How about webcast info, for starters? For the fans that can’t make it to Manchester, Bonnaroo 2010 and YouTube will feature a live webcast at www.youtube.com/bonnaroo. The webcast will feature over 20 live performances and a collection of Bonnaroo’s best performance clips for on demand viewing after the Festival.

Look for more cool links here over the next two weeks, and an update right before we head to Tennessee!

Bonnaroo Will Donate to Nashville Flood Relief
30 Days of Bonnaroo
SPIN’s 30 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo Late Night Bands Revealed, Blackwater Music Festival Debuts

Bonnaroo has announced the bands that will be performing during the “late-night” slots this year. One of the most exciting aspects of any festival, the shows after the sun goes down and the heat subsides always carry a special energy. We already knew about Jay-Z’s special main stage after hours set and The Flaming Lips’ planned performance of Dark Side of The Moon under the early AM moon. Now, fans will be treated to similar shows from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Thievery Corporation, Galactic, The Black Keys, The Disco Biscuits, GWAR, Clutch, Kid Cudi, Deadmau5, Darryl Hall and Chromeo, Bassnectar, Dan Deacon Ensemble, and B.O.B. Some of these will undoubtedly become showcase events with multiple bands taking their turn into the wee hours. We’d like to see The Black Keys include some elements from their hip-hop-rock project Blakroc, the Clutch/GWAR pairing seems obvious, and there are many combinations of electronic acts that would be fantastic.

-The inaugural Blackwater Music Festival will be held at the great Spirit of the Suwannee Music park in Live Oak, FL. The event will happen August 26-28, 2010, and the inaugural lineup reflects the spirit of the organizers – the same folks who throw the Bear Creek Music Festival. Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Disco Biscuits, STS9, JJ Grey and Mofro, Rebelution, and 20 more acts will comprise the event.

Bonnaroo Adds Cafe Acts, LouFest Brings Broken Social Scene, Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival

Broken Social Scene and She & Him are set to headline LouFest in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 28th and 29th. The lineup of each day is decidedly different, as Saturday will feature louder acts and Sunday has a more rootsy, acoustic flavor. The lineup also includes Built to Spill, Jeff Tweedy, Alejandro Escovedo, Airborne Toxic Event, Stephanie’sId, Fruit bats, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many more.

Wilco (The Band) will curate a new festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Solid Sound Festival will take place August 13-15 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Wilco will headline the weekend, and the band members’ individual side projects will also appear: The Nels Cline Singers, Pronto, On Fillmore, and The Autumn Defense. More lineup info will be available soon.

A whole new group of bands has been added to Bonnaroo 2010. The latest list of acts will populate the festival’s relatively intimate cafe venues, such as Cafe Where and Troo Music Lounge. We’re pleased to see a few of our favorites, like Royal Bangs, Mike Posner, Danny Barnes and The Devil Makes Three on the list. Here’s the full list.

Alyssa Bonagura
Angus & Julia Stone
Boy Crisis
Danny Barnes
Dawes
Elizabeth Cook
Elmwood
Everest
Frank Turner
Frontier Ruckus
Harper Simon
Imelda May
Jessie Baylin
Jill Andrews
Joe Robinson
Jonathan Sexton & The Big Love Orchestra
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
Joshua James
Kevin Devine
Lissie
Mike Posner
Morning Teleportation
Orgone
Paper Tongues
Red Cortez
Royal Bangs
Samantha Crain
Sarah Jarosz
Supagroup
Tamarama
Tiny Animals
The Bakerton Group
The Bridge
The Constellations
The Devil Makes Three
The Middle East
The Moondoggies
The RBC
The Young Veins
Truth & Salvage Co.
Warpaint

Bonnaroo Announces Latin Tent and Saturday Headliner Setup

The organizers of Bonnaroo have signaled that themed stages will be a big part of the festival’s future. In the vein of the “Tennessee Shines” and David Byrne-curated stages last year, this year’s event will feature a Latin extravaganza. On Saturday June 12, the Latino Alternativo tent will feature the music of Ozomatli, Los Amigos Invisibles, The Nortec Collective Presents Bostich & Fussible, Aterciopelados, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Bomba Estereo. The tent will also feature DJs, specialized food vendors, and unique visual and video art. It sounds great and we can’t wait to see if any other themed venues will be planned. We’ve been speculating about a Lilith Fair-style tent or stage featuring a concentration of the festival’s many female performers, such as Ingrid Michaelson, Miranda Lambert, Julia Nunes, and Brandi Carlile, some of whom are already booked for Lilith 2010. We’ll be interested to see what Bonnaroo’s second wave of artist announcements brings.

Bonnaroo also announced the second late night main stage (What Stage) performance in the festival’s history. After Stevie Wonder’s Saturday night headlining set, Jay-Z will perform on the giant stage to a crowd that is sure to be in a great mood.