I do this over on my other blog, so thought I'd bring it over here too. Here's a mix of some of the artists playing Manchester for the first time....
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The initial line-up for the '08 addition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been revealed, here ya go (via NME)....
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
The Swell Season
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
A Very Special Acoustic Performance by: Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Teresa Williams
The Fiery Furnaces
Dark Star Orchestra
Minus the Bear
The Felice Brothers
The Lee Boys
Back Door Slam
Pretty damn impressive, lots of first timers which is always great to see. More tomorrow.
NME is reporting on their website that they will be announcing a "surprise" headliner on their site at midnight EST - head here.
All signs point to a midnight reveal on the full line-up for this years fest, so stay tuned.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
The Weight has a great post up on the somewhat cryptic messages that have been playing on Radio Bonnaroo that many seem to believe are clues to who will be on this year's line-up - read their thoughts here.
Here are the messages:
Clue #1 "There is more than one Manchester."
Clue #2 "Memphis isn't Albany"
Clue #3 "Clouds taste this way"
Clue #4 "Some Herrings are red, Jimmy"
Clue #5 "Hard Substance, Soft Substance"
Clue #6 "Janis Joplin's reserves will be preserved"
Clue #7 "Rumors are just rumors, but twist them sideways, grow your humor hair and they become a more yen reality. No, this is not about Fleetwood Mac"
Clue #8 "It's not sour, what is sowed in the earth"
Clue #9 "Three certain birds, add one"
Clue #10 "Look to the center of Europe to get the sound, but the band comes form all around."
Clue #11 "Here is another clue for you message board people. Open up the church and you will see the steeple. Some of your guesses have been way off but correct for the wrong clues. Now I must cough."
So let the guessing games begin. Thoughts? Leave your guesses in the comments.
Word on the street is the initial announcement will be this Wednesday so sit tight and get out your decoder rings in the meantime.