Bonnaroo to feature DMB, Kings of Leon, Wonder

By | February 9, 2010 at 9:50 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bonnaroo (BAHN-ah-ROO) is known for its eclectic lineup. This summer’s roster takes it to a new level.

Organizers announced Tuesday night a lineup that features the  Dave Matthews Band,  Kings of Leon,  Stevie Wonder  and  Jay-Z  at the head of a list that includes a little bit of everything.

The festival will be held June 10-13 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., about 60 miles south of Nashville.

Other top names in the genre-jumping lineup of 125 acts include  Norah Jones,  Weezer, Jack White’s newest band The Dead Weather, Nas (NAHZ) with  Damian Marley, and the  Flaming Lips  will perform  Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

Bonnaroo also features a formidable comedy lineup led by  Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon  and Jack Black’s  Tenacious D.

The headlining slot earned by Kings of Leon is a milestone for the Nashville-area band, which won a Grammy for record of the year for “Use Somebody” last month. They are the first band to start on a tiny tent stage at the festival, then go on to a headline slot.

Buoyed by their platinum-selling album Only by the Night, they’ll likely play in front of 60,000 to 70,000 fans.

Fans of lesser known, alternative music may be pleased to know that acts such as Manchester Orchestra, The Gaslight Anthem and Regina Spektor will also perform.

On the hip-hop front, up-and-coming artists such as Kid Cudi and Wale will also take the stage.

The festival also has a strong country flavor this year, with the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band,  Kris Kristofferson,  Jamey Johnson,  Miranda Lambert  and Dave Rawlings Machine. There will also be roots rockers like  John Fogerty, the  Avett Brothers,  John Prine,  The Black Keys.

There’s even a chance to see a few moonlighting actors with banjo enthusiast  Steve Martin  performing with the  Steep Canyon Rangers  and  Zooey Deschanel’s She & Him performing.

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