Bonnaroo 2011 Headlined By Eminem, Lil Wayne, Arcade Fire

Wiz Khalifa, the Strokes, Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys also set to appear at Bonnaroo.

On Tuesday (February 15), organizers announced the lineup for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set for June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee. And, boy, it's going to be interesting to hear the purists' take on this year's bill.

Browse photos of the 2011 Bonnaroo performers.

Unlike earlier, decidedly crunchy editions of the fest, the 2011 lineup is topped by two of the hugest hip-hop acts in the business — Eminem and Lil Wayne — along with newly crowned Grammy champs Arcade Fire and the Black Keys. Other acts on the bill include Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, the Decemberists, Florence and the Machine, Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa and Robyn.

Of course, there are still some nods to Bonnaroo's roots: Fest vets Widespread Panic return once again, as do My Morning Jacket and the String Cheese Incident. Also doing their part for the traditionalists out there are reunited legends Buffalo Springfield (in their only festival performance), Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, and Dr. John and the Original Meters, who will perform their 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo, from which the festival took its name.

As in previous years, there will be an epic super-jam, this one organized by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Dr. John.

Other artists set to appear at the 10th annual Bonnaroo include Ray LaMontagne, Iron and Wine, Girl Talk, Primus, Explosions in the Sky, Deerhunter, the Walkmen, Sleigh Bells and Smith Westerns. All in all, some 150 bands will perform at this year's fest.

Tickets for Bonnaroo 2011 go on sale Saturday, February 19 at 12 p.m. ET through the festival's official website.

The confirmed list of performers so far:


Arcade Fire

Widespread Panic

The Black Keys

Buffalo Springfield featuring Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale

My Morning Jacket

Lil Wayne

String Cheese Incident

Robert Plant & the Band of Joy

Mumford & Sons

The Strokes

The Decemberists

Ray LaMontagne


Iron & Wine

Girl Talk


Dr. John and the Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Pretty Lights

Florence and the Machine

Superjam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John

Explosions in the Sky


Gogol Bordello


Big Boi

Scissor Sisters

Gregg Allman


Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz


Warren Haynes Band




Old Crow Medicine Show

Bootsy Collins & the Funk University

Wiz Khalifa

Matt & Kim

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Mavis Staples

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Chiddy Bang


Bruce Hornsby

Loretta Lynn

Cold War Kids

The Walkmen


Wanda Jackson

Neon Trees

Portugal. The Man

Sleigh Bells

Amos Lee

Best Coast

Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter

The Sword

The Drums

The Black Angels

School of Seven Bells

J. Cole

Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea




Freelance Whales

Justin Townes Earle

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses

Deer Tick

Band of Skulls

Sharon Van Etten

Abigail Washburn

Omar Souleyman

Twin Shadow


Man Man

The Low Anthem

Alberta Cross

Railroad Earth

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Smith Westerns

The Head and the Heart

Karen Elson

Beats Antique



Clare Maguire

Hayes Carll