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Bonnaroo 2012 Announces Lineup

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
February 15, 2012|9:53 am

The lineup up at the annual music festival Bonnaroo in Tennessee has been announced Tuesday and will include some of today's hottest artists.

Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phish will headline the Music and Arts Festival this summer.

This year's Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist Bon Iver will also perform at the 11th annual event in Manchester, Tenn., from June 7-10.

The lineup continues with The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who will take the stage.

The three-day festival has over three million fans on Facebook and consists of diverse music from every genre where over 20 other artists will perform.

Notable bands at Bonnaroo this year also include The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster the People, Skrillex, The Roots, Dispatch, and many others.

Comedian and "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari is included in the event and will give a performance.

For a full list of this year's lineup, visit lineup.Bonnaroo.com.

"We're feelin' the love on Radio Bonnaroo," said the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival officials on the event's Facebook account. "Tune in all day to explore the 2012 line up. I promise your ears will thank you."

Bonnaroo Music Festival was created by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment in 2002. The event is held at Great Stage Park on a 700-acre farm. Fans can participate in various activities in tents set up, such as a silent disco, a cinema tent, and food as well as shopping provide a fun way to pass the time between musical performances.

In 2008 Bonnaroo earned praise from Rolling Stone magazine which named the event "Best Festival" and described it as "the ultimate over-the-top festival." The magazine also credited Bonnaroo as one of "50 moments that changed rock & roll" after last year's festival.

Past notable acts include Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Kanye West, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Nine Inch Nails, among many more.

 

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