Beastie Boys, Snoop Dogg Among Headliners At Bonnaroo
According to Billboard.com, the event will be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Erykah Badu is also confirmed for the festival.
Tickets go on sale this Saturday (Feb. 7) on the festival's web site, Bonnaroo.com. This year, fans can opt for a payment plan with five installments of $50. "It seems more relevant than ever to offer it," said Jonathan Mayers, president of festival co-producer Superfly. "We want to make Bonnaroo as accessible as possible. We really believe in super-serving our audience. If you say, 'I want to do a music festival,' there's nothing really proprietary about that. The details are what make it interesting. These are like never-ending art projects for us."
The Beastie Boys issued a statement about the festival, saying: "We are looking forward to bringing heat and fire inside of your festival grounds. We (the band known as Beastie Boys) are like a three-headed dragon with hot molten metal spewing forth from every head. Ready yourselves. Stand fast. Saturn's second moon is on the rise. We approach you now from the Northeast at the speed of lightning. There will be no respite from our wrath."
Hip Hop hasn't always been welcome at Bonnaroo, as last year, Kanye West was the subject of some controversy due to reports of a lackluster performance [click to read].