The list of artists for the 2003 Bonnaroo Music Festival is on the brink of exceeding the population of its host town in Manchester, Tennessee. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Flaming Lips, the Drive-By Truckers, the Polyphonic Spree, DJ Spooky, the Funky Meters, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Emmylou Harris, Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon, Spearhead, the Slip, Jazon Mraz and Ben Kweller are among the artists who have been added to the lineup for the second annual event.
Previously announced acts include jam bands old (the Dead, the Allman Brothers Band), new (Widespread Panic, Moe) and nouveau (Robert Randolph and the Family Band). Also represented will be jazz (Medeski Martin and Wood, Galactic), noise rock (Sonic Youth), new grass (Nickel Creek), rap (the Roots) and classic soul (James Brown). Warren Haynes, Tortoise, the North Mississippi All Stars, Jack Johnson, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Mix Master Mike, the Yonder Mountain String Band, and Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals are among the other bands who will take the stage between June 13th and 15th.
Amid all the additions, only one act, Smokey and Miho, has had to pull out of the festival.
The event will be held on a 600-acre farm in Manchester, about sixty miles south of Nashville. Tickets went on sale late last month, and can be purchased through bonnaroo.com.
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