Bonnaroo 2011

Today the 2011 Bonnaroo lineup was announced, and I have to admit, I’m a little let down.  2011 marks the 10-year anniversary for Bonnaroo, so I was expecting something a little more groundbreaking. That being said, I’ll definitely be there.

I’m most excited about:

  • Arcade Fire
  • The Black Keys – they played Bonnaroo last year, but I missed seeing them as they were scheduled the same time as The Flaming Lips.
  • My Morning Jacket – Heather and I saw them at Bonnaroo in 2006.  I had never heard this band prior to then, but loved the show.
  • The Decemberists – I was a big fan of their album The Hazards of Love (pretty sure that was a 2010 release), and while I’ve only listened to their latest album The King is Dead a couple of times, I’ve really enjoyed it.
  • Eminem, Big Boi – both of these should be an entertaining show, at least.  I wasn’t too excited about seeing Jay-Z last year, but it turned out to be a great show.

I’m a big fan of The Black Keys and lead singer Dan Auerbach – so I’ll probably try to check out:

  • Superjam ft. Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
  • Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo

Some bands that are coming that I need to give a listen to before June:

  • Mumford & Sons
  • Pretty Lights
  • Florence & the Machine
  • Cold War Kids

So, you going to Bonnaroo this year?  Who would you want to see?


  1. Wow, I just listened to a couple of the demo songs on the Explosions in the Sky page on Bonnaroo. I definitely need to pick some of their albums up. Great work-music.

  2. Michael McMahon says:

    Eminem? Awesome.

    Sounds like there will be a lot of bands present who I’ve never heard before. I wish I could go!

  3. Brian Anderson says:

    Take me. I don’t snore.

    • Haha! I bought my tickets on Saturday.

      I wonder if they’d be cool with us setting up a couple poker tables in the campgrounds? Dirty hippy money spends just the same.

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