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Radiohead, Tom Petty to Headline Bonnaroo '06

Beck, Elvis Costello, Death Cab also slated to play Tennessee fest

February 1, 2006 8:14 AM ET

Alternative giants Radiohead and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to headline the fifth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 16th through 18th in Manchester, Tennessee. This will be Radiohead's only U.S. festival appearance over the summer.

Among the other eighty acts scheduled to play are pop iconoclast Beck, veteran rocker Elvis Costello, blues talents Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy, and New Orleans legends the Neville Brothers and Dr. John.

Also onboard are indie darlings Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, Cat Power and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Representing the festival's jam roots are moe., Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Phil Lesh. Rounding out Bonnaroo's most diverse bill yet are young reggae artists Damian Marley and Hasidic rasta man Matisyahu.

The festival will take place at its usual Tennessee site, a 700-acre farm sixty miles south of Nashville. Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Saturday, February 11th, at bonnaroo.com.

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