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.