Another Bonnaroo Music Festival is in the books, and we had a great time, as usual! All of our daily reviews can be seen at the following Glide Magazine links:
See below for some of the best photos we got at Bonnaroo 2011.
The lineup for the 9th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be slowly revealed throughout the day, and you can come here for all of the updates as they happen! There’s plenty of excitement building around the Manchester, Tennessee festival, and this method of revealing the lineup is adding even more drama. One thing is for sure – we cannot wait to get back to the farm on June 10th!
Here are the artist revelations for February 9, broken down by the time they were announced: Continue reading
Jessica Lea Mayfield will still be a teenager for most of the summer of 2009, but her fan base and career have already grown to maturity. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has entranced alt-folk fans around the world with her expressive songs, poetically powerful lyrics, and haunting voice, and there’s a growing, tangible fervor surrounding the young Ohioan.
She’ll greet the Bonnaroo crowd at 2:30 on Sunday afternoon from Cafe Where, a tent located at the back of the main concert field where “tweener” sets provide diversion during the lengthy main stage breaks. Since she’s the first act of the day on either stage, she’ll essentially open for Erykah Badu, who plays the first main stage set of the day.
With a world-weary voice that belies her years on Earth, Mayfield has found adoration from music fans and admiration from her fellow artists. Check out the company she keeps: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach produced and performed on her debut album, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, which was named Best Album of 2008 by Blurt Magazine. Blurt also crowned her Best New Artist of 2008.
She appeared on The Black Keys’ Attack and Release album (making her the first guest vocalist to appear on one of the band’s albums) and toured with the band in 2008. She’s also toured with and opened shows for The Avett Brothers, Ray LaMontagne, Cake, Annuals, and An Horse.
Having already appeared at South By Southwest, Mayfield will be making even more high-profile appearances after her Bonnaroo debut, including Washington’s No Depression Festival and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Festival.
Some links to discover Jessica by:
Jessica Lea Mayfield – “For Today”
Jersey City’s All Points West Music Festival has navigated a world of music and come up with headliner heaven. New York City’s own Beastie Boys will close out the first night of the 3-day event, which happens July 31, August 1, and August 2. Liberty State Park again hosts the festival, and it provides a panoramic view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, against which headliners and dozens more bands will present their shows. Tool will headline Saturday night and Coldplay will wrap the festivities up on Sunday.
The formidable headlining trio represents one of the biggest bangs in the brief history of he event. Feelings are mixed among fans when it comes to the important supporting cast, which is solid but not amazing. It most notably includes My Bloody Valentine among always-welcome bands like Ghostland Observatory The Black Keys, and MSTRKRFT, along with a good deal of hip-hop. The complete lineup can be seen below, and you can check out the festival website for more info. The organizers promise improved transportation options, more accommodating beer gardens, and a layaway plan for tickets.
Friday, July 31: Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Q-Tip, The Pharcyde, Organized Konfusion, The Knux, Ra Ra Riot, Seasick Steve, Telepathe, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Flying Lotus, College Humor Live, Arj Barker, Eugene Mirman and Bo Burnham.
Saturday, August 1: Tool, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Arctic Monkeys, Neko Case, The Ting Tings, Yelle, Crystal Castles, St. Vincent, Tokyo Police Club, The Cool Kids, Kool Keith, Cage the Elephant, Chairlift, White Rabbits, Electric Touch, The Postelles, Black Gold, College Humor Live, Tim & Eric, Judah Friedlander and Jim Jeffries.
Sunday, August 2: Coldplay, Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, The Black Keys, Elbow, Silversun Pickups, Mogwai, We Are Scientists, Ghostland Observatory, The Gaslight Anthem, Etienne De Crecy, Lykke Li, Akron/Family, Steel Train, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, College Humor Live, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Showalter and Todd Barry.
Tool, Widespread Panic, and The Fray will lead a superb list of performers at Denver’s second Mile High Music festival, which will take place July 18 and 19, 2009 at The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the “Mile High City.”
The event, which is riding a wave of success after 2008’s fantastic edition, offers several ticketing options, plenty of arts and food elements, carpool incentives, a layaway program, and more fan-friendly opportunities. The festival will also be presenting a portion of ticket sales to the non-profit Commerce City Quality Community Foundation, as the organizers seek to give back to the community that has embraced the event.
Saturday, July 18
Ben Harper & Relentless7
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Black Keys
Rocco DeLuca and The Burden
Band of Heathens
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Sunday, July 19
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
For all the info you need, check out the Mile High website.