Metallica and Pearl Jam have today (February 6) been confirmed as headliners for this year Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee.
As previously speculated Robert Plant will be appearing at the festival, but not with bandmates Led Zeppelin. he will be performing with his ‘Raising Sand’ collaborator Alison Krauss.
The 100 strong line-up also features Kanye West, Willie Nelson, The Raconteurs and Sigur Ros.
The Grateful Dead‘s Phil Lesh will also be appearing, and is listed twice, prompting talk of of a Dead performance. He will also be joined by singer Jackie Greene. They appeared last week with other members of the Dead; Bob Weir and Mickey Hart for a one-off show in San Francisco to support presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
The thirteen stage festival runs from June 12-15 and tickets go on sale on February 13.
More details are available from the festival website here: www.bonnaroo.com
The full line-up announced so far is:
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Phil Lesh & Friends
My Morning Jacket
The Allman Brothers Band
Death Cab for Cutie
Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road
The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
Iron & Wine
Yonder Mountain String Band
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival
Broken Social Scene
Robert Randolph’s Revival
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Tegan & Sara
The Avett Brothers
Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
Phil Lesh / Larry Campbell / Jackie Greene
The Fiery Furnaces
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus the Bear
The Felice Brothers
The Lee Boys
Back Door Slam