Phish To Headline Bonnaroo Festival?

RollingStone.com cites 'reliable sources close to Phish' as saying the group will play two nights at the annual festival.

[artist id="1117"]Phish[/artist] have already announced that they'll be playing their first shows since 2004 next year, and now RollingStone.com is reporting that "reliable sources close to" the band say the much-missed foursome will be headlining two nights at the Bonnaroo festival, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, from June 11 to 14.

While the festival is not expected to officially announce its lineup until early next year, the rumors have been making their way around Internet message boards since the reunion was announced. Each member of the band has performed at the festival in the past (frontman/guitarist Trey Anastasio has attended the last four years), but they have never played as a quartet. Rumors of a reunion swirled last summer when three of the four bandmembers attended the Rothbury Festival in Michigan, but nothing came to fruition.

What would be unusual about the Bonnaroo performances, if the rumor is true, is it will be the first time the enterprising band has played a festival that wasn't self-organized since 1996.

A rep for the festival had not responded to MTV News' request for comment at press time.

Bonnaroo already draws 100,000 fans to the fest without the addition of a Phish headlining slot, so you can expect fans to swarm Manchester, Tennessee, if these rumors are confirmed. Presale and VIP tickets are available through the festival's Web site.