VIDEO: Arcade Fire To Headline Bonnaroo
The news ink reporting Arcade Fire’s win of “Album of the Year” at the Grammys was still wet when triumph met conquest.
Last night, Conan announced the line-up for this year’s hotly anticipated Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival: in addition to headliners The Arcade Fire and Eminem, this year’s iteration will feature a mix of artists including My Morning Jacket, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys, Buffalo Springfield and many more.
Hosted annually on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, this year’s Bonnaroo will take place June 9-12. The grass roots festival has grown in the ten years since it was first held in 2002, featuring at that time a gaggle of lesser-known jam bands. Core fans from the early days have voiced some concerns that the festival is departing from its roots, but considering the success of last year’s headliner Jay Z, whose show was one of the most popular, the festival’s mainstream trend will not likely change.
This has been a momentous year for beloved indie band the Arcade Fire. In another win, Tuesday evening at the Brit Awards, the English version of the Grammys, the Arcade Fire were given the awards for “Best International Group” and “Best Album.”
Along with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Eminem, The Arcade Fire performed in front of their largest audience yet at the Grammys. Typically they host “secret concerts” where the time and place are not announced until the last minute. Their audiences tend to be small and the venues intimate. But fans can anticipate larger concerts this coming season, which includes a stop at Coachella, where they will also be headlining April 16th. – Sam LaCroix
Video of Conan announcing the line-up:
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