Initial Lineup For Bonnaroo Announced

Metallica, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Phil Lesh and Friends, My Morning Jacket, and Willie Nelson lead a wild collection of acts into the Tennessee hills.

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The seventh annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2008 lineup will total over 100 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through on Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Continuing the Bonnaroo tradition of diversity and dynamism, the 2008 lineup draws top-flight acts from a staggering range of musical worlds. This year, Bonnaroo welcomes metal stalwart Metallica, the explosive Pearl Jam and acoustic rocker Jack Johnson, along with hip-hop star Kanye West, indie-rock staple Death Cab for Cutie and scores of other hot acts. Fresh talents like NYC buzz band Vampire Weekend and Austin electro act Ghostland Observatory will perform alongside revered legends such as Willie Nelson and The Band's Levon Helm, who will bring his famous Woodstock-based Midnight Ramble show to thousands of festival fans. Other special collaborations include the slow-burning duo of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, roots-leaning couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi and bluegrass darling Abigail Washburn's Sparrow Quartet with Bela Fleck. The sprawling lineup also includes epic acts like Gogol Bordello, Against Me!, Sigur Ros and Bonnaroo favorite My Morning Jacket.

In addition to stellar music programming, Bonnaroo organizers continue to increase the quality and quantity of non-music entertainment options at the festival. Bonnaroo's revered Comedy Tent will once again host a stellar lineup of first-rate standup sets in a seated, air-conditioned venue, including Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Norton, Brian Posehn and the return of David Cross, who will host "Bonnaroo Late Time Chat About," an original midnight talk show complete with a house band, comic skits and special guests.

2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:


Bonnaroo Comedy:


  • Bonnaroo Late Night Chat About with David Cross
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Jim Norton
  • Brian Posehn
  • Mike Birbiglia
  • John Mulaney
  • Michelle Buteau

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival go on sale Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. EST through