Published Feb 19, 2013Now that we're into the second half of February, we're beginning to learn the details of the many music festivals that will be taking place in North America in the warmer months of 2013. This includes Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which just announced this year's lineup.
Among the artists performing over the four days from June 13 to 16 are (deep breath) Paul McCartney, Animal Collective, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Wilco, Björk, Beach House, A$AP Rocky, Jim James, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly, Passion Pit, the XX, Grizzly Bear, Nas, Tame Impala, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Billy Idol, Dirty Projectors, ZZ Top, Foals, Matt & Kim, Father John Misty, Alt-J, Amadou & Mariam, Death Grips, the Sheepdogs, Japandroids, Swans, Frank Turner, Divine Fits, Earl Sweatshirt, Wild Nothing, AraabMuzik, Killer Mike, DIIV, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Calexico, Four Tet, Cults, JEFF the Brotherhood, Patrick Watson, HAIM, Big K.R.I.T., Baroness, the Tallest Man on Earth, Dwight Yoakam, Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam, the National, the Lumineers, and a Soul SuperJam featuring Jim James, John Oates and more.
This incredible list of performers was announced in a live webcast featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic and Portugal. The Man, both of whom will also be performing at the festival.
Below, watch a visually busy trailer clip announcing the lineup and featuring funnyman Daniel Tosh (who, yes, will be at Bonnaroo). Tickets go on sale this Saturday (February 23) at noon EST.
This year's event promises more than 10 stages of music, plus comedy, art and more. Go to Bonnaroo's website for more information.