Arcade Fire, Eminem to headline Bonnaroo music fest
HollywoodNews.com: 2011 is shaping up to be a promising year for Arcade Fire, the Canadian-based indie rock band fresh off a Grammy win for Album of the Year. While some people are still clogging up Twitter feeds with, “Arcade who?” the newly anointed Grammy winners are looking ahead to what else this year might bring.
One thing that’s certain: A headlining slot at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The eclectic festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this June, announced its full line up—with the help of comedian/TV personality/music enthusiast Conan O’Brien— this morning. It comes as almost no surprise that Arcade Fire and Eminem, who recently picked up two Grammy awards for Recovery, are headlining the 4-day-long affair.
This will be Arcade Fire’s second headlining festival in the upcoming months—the band is already slated to play the top spot at the sold-out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Lil Wayne, The Decemberists, The Strokes, Mumford & Sons, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Greg Allman, and a reunion of Buffalo Springfield, featuring Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale, are also on the bill, among many more independent and major label artists.
Bonnaroo will take place June 9 through 12 in Manchester, Tennessee. For the complete list of musical acts performing at the festival, visit Bonnarro’s official website.
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