• The Avett Brothers Get Messy at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 10:54 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    The Avett Brothers were in a joking mood three hours before they took the main stage at Bonnaroo on Friday evening, a few hours before headliners Radiohead. "It'll certainly be a mess," the band's Scott Avett told Rolling Stone. "[Cellist Joe Kwon] will definitely fall on his face at some point during the show." Added his brother, Seth, "Festivals are a good venue because it is kinda such a mess and there's so much going on, so much color. It's a good place to make some m...  | More »

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers Kick Out the Jams at Bonnaroo

    June 10, 2012 10:30 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers ruled Day Three of Bonnaroo last night in Manchester, Tennesee, topping a bill stacked with old-school rock acts ranging from Bad Brains to Alice Cooper, dubstep superstar Skrillex and a suprise performance by re-emerging soul singer D'Angelo.  The aesthetic antidote to Radiohead, who stuck mostly to their moodier, more recent material on Friday night, the Chili Peppers aimed simply to please, treating the party-ready Bonnaroo faithful to an onslaught of h...  | More »

  • Radiohead Push Boundaries at Bonnaroo

    June 9, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    When Radiohead first played Bonnaroo in 2006, they did it with a set full of back-catalog staples and a handful of new songs. Never ones to repeat themselves, the band flipped that script on Friday night when they returned to headline the Manchester, Tennessee festival, turning in an epic 25-song set that slanted heavily towards new material.  While Thom Yorke and Co. weeded out a few thousand hit chasers in the crowd by eschewing well-known favorites like "Fake Plastic Trees" and "No S...  | More »

  • Photos: Bonnaroo 2012: The Performances

    June 8, 2012 3:55 PM ET

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  • Alabama Shakes Lead the Charge at Bonnaroo

    June 8, 2012 12:13 PM ET
     |  Adam Gold

    Bonnaroo 2012 will boast Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex and more as main stage headliners in the coming days, but on Thursday in Manchester, Tennesee, the festival kicked off with a day full of up-and-comers. Leading the charge were Southern rockers Alabama Shakes, who in less than a year have gone from virtual unknowns to the festival's de facto Day One headliners, making them one of rock & roll's biggest breakthrough stories of the year. As a thousands-upon-tho...  | More »

  • Bonnaroo 2012: 10 Must-See Acts

    June 6, 2012 1:35 PM ET
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  • Video: Bonnaroo Releases Mumford & Sons' 2011 Set

    June 1, 2012 3:30 PM ET

    With Bonnaroo a week away, the festival is streaming a video of Mumford & Sons' full 2011 performance. The set will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 2nd. Though the video shows Mumford & Sons' second consecutive showing at Bonnaroo, the U.K. folk-rock group isn't playing at this year's festival. Bonnaroo 2012 runs from June 7th to 10th in Manchester, Tennessee. This year's headliners include Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phish, with the Be...  | More »

  • Alice Cooper to 'Kill the Audience' at Bonnaroo

    May 25, 2012 11:35 AM ET
     |  Benjy Eisen

    When Alice Cooper takes over the late-night tent at Bonnaroo next month, he plans to come out swinging. "If you're in the first 20 rows, you'll probably get some blood on you," Cooper told reporters on a conference call about the festival. "When we get up onstage, my band has the instruction: kill the audience." Cooper knows that Bonnaroo's younger attendees might be unfamiliar with his theatrics, and he plans to capitalize on it by relishing in the grisly onstage persona that...  | More »

  • Fun. Promise 'Over the Top' Set at Bonnaroo

    May 24, 2012 3:40 PM ET
     |  Benjy Eisen

    Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff has unusually high expectations for his band's set at next month's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. "All I can think is that it's going to be our best show of the year and probably one of our best shows of all time, and probably something we're going to talk about forever," Antonoff told reporters on a conference call Wednesday. "Just something that we'll go back to and go, 'That was an amazing show and we've got to match that a...  | More »

  • Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish

    February 14, 2012 12:00 PM ET
     |  Benjy Eisen

    Bonnaroo has officially confirmed that, as rumored, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish will anchor the 11th incarnation of the iconic music festival, which will take place from June 7th to 10th in Manchester, Tennessee. The above headliners will be joined by recent Grammy winners Bon Iver and Skrillex, a reunited Beach Boys and comedian Aziz Ansari. All told, more than 150 bands and nearly two dozen comedians will offer fans continuous entertainment on 13 stages over the course of f...  | More »

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