We should get a good feel for
this year’s Bonnaroo on Wed..
Feb. 14, when the festival releases
an initial list of artists for the
four-day extravaganza. Ticket onsale
details for the June 14-17 concerts
will also be revealed on Wednesday.
One name you should not expect
to hear on Wednesday is Pearl Jam.
The group had been widely
rumored to perform at this year’s
Bonnaroo, most likely as one of the
headliners. The band, however, chose
Europe over Manchester, and recently
slated a 13-stop tour of the continent
that overlaps with Bonnaroo week.
SXSW TO FOLLOW
Austin’s South By Southwest is
likewise expected to announce the
artist list for the mid-March music
industry schmooze-fest this week.
Unlike with Bonnaroo, this list has
been liberally leaked to the savvy
music bloggers of the world. As
many as 300 bands slated for this
year’s SXSW are just a Google
search away. Among the big names
set to anchor this year’s SXSW are
Emmylou Harris, The Stooges.
Badly Drawn Boy, Scissor Sisters,
Interpol, Morrissey and Pete
Townshend. X/e’ll update you on
SXSW-bound Nashville names as
they are officially announced.
How will Bonnaroo or SXSW
stack up (or, in some cases, mirror)
against the lineup at another
major annual fest, Coachella?
The three-day April event in Indio,
Calif., posted its complete artist list
last week. Names of note: Bjork,
Interpol, Jesus and Mary Chain,
Arctic Monkeys, Rufus Wain-
wright, Nickel Creek and Gillian
Welch on Fri, April 27; Red Hot
Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, The