Bonnaroo Taps Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Beastie Boys As Headliners

Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, Animal Collective will also perform at Manchester, Tennessee, festival.

[artist id="975"]Bruce Springsteen[/artist] and the E Street Band, [artist id="1117"]Phish[/artist] and the [artist id="968"]Beastie Boys[/artist] have been tapped to headline the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, scheduled for June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee.

It's the only North American festival date for Springsteen and Phish — who, according to organizers, will be playing " a full two-set performance as well as an additional late-evening set" — and a bit of a homecoming for the latter, since each member of the group has performed at the festival over its seven years (including frontman Trey Anastasio and bassist Mike Gordon sharing the stage in 2006).

Joining Bruce, Phish and the Beasties on the bill are more than 70 acts, including vets like [artist id="1001"]Nine Inch Nails[/artist], [artist id="1133"]Snoop Dogg[/artist], [artist id="1236818"]TV on the Radio[/artist], Wilco, David Byrne, Elvis Costello and Al Green; established rock acts such as the [artist id="1229828"]Yeah Yeah Yeahs[/artist], [artist id="1228709"]the Decemberists[/artist] and the Mars Volta; plus much-buzzed up-and-comers like [artist id="2552793"]MGMT[/artist], Animal Collective, Bon Iver, the Crystal Castles and Chairlift. Oh, and don't worry, longtime 'Roo heads: Béla Fleck is playing too.

A Bonnaroo spokesperson said the final lineup will include more than 120 bands and over 20 comedians. Tickets for the 2009 fest go on sale February 7 at noon ET on the festival's Web site. General-admission tickets for the four-day festival start at $224.50, though, like other summer fests, Bonnaroo is offering a special installment plan, with sets of tickets available for five payments of $50. There's also the option to buy a Bonnaroo "Green Ticket," which helps build and maintain sustainable improvements to the festival grounds in Manchester.

The list of confirmed artists for the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Beastie Boys

Nine Inch Nails

David Byrne


Al Green

Snoop Dogg

Elvis Costello

Erykah Badu

Paul Oakenfold

Ben Harper and Relentless7

The Mars Volta

TV on the Radio

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Gov't Mule

Andrew Bird

Merle Haggard



[artist id="1228709"]The Decemberists[/artist]

Girl Talk

Bon Iver

Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate

Rodrigo y Gabriela


The Del McCoury Band

[artist id="502148"]Of Montreal[/artist]

Allen Toussaint

Coheed and Cambria

Booker T & the DBTs

David Grisman Quintet

Lucinda Williams

[artist id="1236835"]Animal Collective[/artist]


Neko Case


Jenny Lewis

[artist id="2990655"]Santogold[/artist]

Robert Earl Keen

Citizen Cope

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

[artist id="2998819"]The Ting Tings[/artist]

Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Kaki King

Grizzly Bear

King Sunny Adé

Okkervil River

St. Vincent

Zac Brown Band

Raphael Saadiq

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Crystal Castles

Tift Merritt

Brett Dennen

Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue

Toubab Krewe

People Under the Stairs

Alejandro Escovedo

Vieux Farka Touré

Elvis Perkins in Dearland



Todd Snider


Portugal. The Man.

The SteelDrivers


The Knux

The Low Anthem

Delta Spirit

A.A. Bondy

The Lovell Sisters

Alberta Cross