Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, The Beach Boys And Other Great Bands To Perform At Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2012

Ben Folds Five
A myriad of distinguished bands and artists will descend on Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennesee for the 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts  Festival on June 7-10. Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beach Boys and Phish are among the headliners at the four-day festvial. The performers at the fesival will cover a wide range of music styles, including hip hop, jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, world music, americana, country music, reggae, electronica and other alternative music. Some of the other bands and artists who will be performing at the festival include the Shins, Black Star, Kenny Rogers,  Alice Cooper, the Roots, Ludacris, Ben Folds Five, the Civil Wars and a slew of others.

The inaugural Bonnaroo Festival was held in 2002. The event was created and produced by Mark Barr and AC Entertainment and is held each year at Great Stage Park, a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee.  In the beginning, the festival focused primarily on jam bands and folk rock but became more eclectic in recent years. However, the festival still recognizes its roots and continues to feature jam bands and folk rock. Bonnaroo has grown into one of the biggest music festivals in the U.S. Last year, more than 90,000 people attended the festival. In addition to the performers, Bonnaroo also features craftsmen and artisans who sell unique products, as well as food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent and a Ferris wheel.

Each year, the festival draws some of the biggest names in music. Some of the celebrated artists and bands who have performed at the festival in the past include Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, James Brown, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers, Arcade Fire, the Flaming Lips, Buffalo Springfield and the Black Crowes. To get more info about the festival, visit their website.

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