A preliminary lineup for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and a few of the leading hip-hop acts include Mac Miller, Black Star, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Yelawolf and Das Racist. More acts will be announced later, but Grammy-winner Bon Iver is also scheduled to perform along with Skrillex and headliners Red Hot Chili Pepper, Phish and Radiohead. This year's festival dates run from June 7-10, 2012.
As always, the roster of acts who will descend on the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, for the four-day festival held June 7 to June 10 is a wildly eclectic mix of jam, rock, hip-hop, bluegrass and just about everything in between. The reunited Beach Boys are also on the list, along with the Shins, Avett Brothers, Black Star, shock rock icon Alice Cooper, Feist, rapper/actor Donald Glover as Childish Gambino, the Roots and legendary reggae-spike punk act Bad Brains.
The full roster includes more than 125 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages, with tickets going on sale at noon on Saturday, February 18, on Bonnaroo.com. In addition to the dozens of on-the-ground distractions and amenities, the festival has also partnered with YouTube this year to create Bonnaroo365, a channel with original programming, daily content and some legendary live performances. For a preview of this year's lineup, check out the Bonnaroo playlist on Spotify.
The full list of confirmed acts so far (with more to be added later): Foster the People, Aziz Ansari, Dispatch, SuperJam, the Word featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars, Ludacris, Ben Folds Five, Flogging Molly, Spectrum Road featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid, Mac Miller, Major Lazer, tUnE-yArDs, Afrocubism, Flying Lotus, Umphrey's McGee, Little Dragon, St. Vincent, City and Colour, the Civil Wars, Young the Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Punch Brothers, NEEDTOBREATHE, Fitz & the Tantrums, Yelawolf, Dawes, Battles, Danny Brown, the Black Lips, SBTRKT, Phantogram, Kendrick Lamar, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, the Kooks, the Joy Formidable, the Antlers, Kathleen Edwards, Mimosa, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Alabama Shakes, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Gary Clark Jr., Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Laura Marling, Trampled by Turtles, Mogwai, the War On Drugs, Ben Howard, Grouplove, Blind Pilot, ALO, the Devil Makes Three, White Denim, EMA, Here We Go Magic, K-Flay, the Lonely Forest, Mariachi El Bronx, Big Freedia, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., the Soul Rebels, Kvelertak, SOJA, Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly, Big Gigantic, Sarah Jarosz, Orgone, Darondo, Fruit Bats and Moon Taxi.