Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are among the first batch of artists confirmed for the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, to be held June 10-13 in — as always — Manchester, Tennessee.
Artists are being announced in a series of rolling reveals that will continue throughout the day on Bonnaroo’s MySpace page. Tickets for the fest are on sale now through its official site, with a four-day pass running $234.50. An RV pass (if you want to experience the fest in luxury) will cost an extra $150. As in previous years, Bonnaroo is also offering attendees the opportunity to purchase tickets on an installment plan.
Other early confirmations for Bonnaroo 2010 are Norah Jones, comedian/ Grammy-winning bluegrass enthusiast Steve Martin (with his Steep Canyon Rangers), Wale, Regina Spektor, John Fogerty, the Avett Brothers, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Ingrid Michaelson, Bassnectar, Phoenix and hotly tipped Brits the xx.
Jay-Z has already been announced as a headliner for the 2010 Coachella Festival, to be held April 16-18 in Indio, California. The Flaming Lips will be joined by Stardeath and the White Dwarves (the band fronted by Lips’ main man Wayne Coyne’s nephew) and — much like they did in a raucous Oklahoma City New Year’s Eve show — the groups will be performing Pink Floyd’s epic Dark Side of the Moon album. News of Weezer’s confirmation actually leaked earlier in the day, when the band tweeted that they would be performing at the 2010 ‘Roo.
Through various online sources, the fest’s other rumored acts include the Dave Matthews Band and Georgia metallers Baroness. But the only way to get the latest confirmations is to head over to Bonnaroo’s MySpace page, where a new band is being announced every five minutes.