News: Jay-Z Headlines Bonnaroo Music Festival, Joins Kid Cudi & Wale Line-Up
Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010 5:35PM
Jay-Z has been announced to headline the upcoming Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer in Tennessee.
According to reports, the event will also feature performances by Kid Cudi and Wale.
Headliners will include Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band and Kings of Leon, in what is currently the Grammy-winning band's only scheduled U.S. show of the year.Bands already announced this afternoon include Ingrid Michaelson, The xx, Regina Spektor, Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, Wale, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Phoenix, Weezer, OK GO, Baroness, John Fogerty, Medeski Martin and Wood, ISIS, Bassnectar, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck, Avett Brothers and Chromeo with Daryl Hall. The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs will perform Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" in a special late night set. (Billboard)
Tickets for the upcoming festival have already been made available.
Artists are being announced in a series of rolling reveals that will continue throughout the day on Bonnaroo's MySpace page. Tickets for the fest are on sale now through its official site, with a four-day pass running $234.50. An RV pass (if you want to experience the fest in luxury) will cost an extra $150. As in previous years, Bonnaroo is also offering attendees the opportunity to purchase tickets on an installment plan. (MTV)
Rapper Snoop Dogg headlined last year's event.
This year's 2009 line-up includes Beastie Boys, Al Green, Erykah Badu, Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Snoop Dogg, Ben Harper, Santogold, Raphael Saadiq, The Knux and more artists will be announced for the June 11-14 Manchester concerts. (Bonnaroo)
Jay is also scheduled to perform at the upcoming Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this spring.
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will bring a youth movement to the low desert this year. After several years of greybeard headliners, California's signature festival is going back to the future with younger acts including Gorillaz, Muse, Jay-Z, Thom Yorke, MGMT, Hot Chip, Spoon, Vampire Weekend and LCD Soundsystem at the very top of the bill for the three-day concert that begins April 16 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio. (Los Angeles Times)
The 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 10-13.