Snoop Dogg and the Beastie Boys will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green and Elvis Costello as headliners for the 2009 Bonnaroo festival.
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
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].