Eminem, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi Heading to Bonnaroo
Eminem has been announced as one of the headliners for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Em, who took home the Best Rap Album Grammy over the weekend, will join fellow Grammy winners Arcade Fire and jam rockers Widespread Panic at the top of the bill, while Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket, the Black Keys and Buffalo Springfield will also play.
Other hip-hop acts heading to Bonnaroo 2011, now in its 10th year, include Big Boi, Wiz Khalifa, Atmosphere and J. Cole. Last year, Jay-Z was the second hip-hop act, following the Beastie Boys in 2009, to headline the fest. Since it's inception in 2001, Bonnaroo, which started as a predominately jam band-heavy festival has become one of the most diverse music festivals in the U.S.
Other performers for 2011 include Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, the Decemberists, Ray Lamontagne, Bassnectar, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Primus, Dr. John and the Original Meters, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Pretty Lights, Florence + the Machine, Explosions in the Sky, STS9, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Scissor Sisters, Gregg Allman, Ratatat, Robyn, Warren Haynes Band, Deerhunter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bootsy Collins & the Funk University, Matt & Kim, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mavis Staples, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Chiddy Bang, Jovanotti, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Loretta Lynn, Cold War Kids, The Walkmen, Wanda Jackson, Neon Trees, Sleigh Bells, Amos Lee, Best Coast, Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter, The Sword, The Drums, The Black Angels, School of Seven Bells, Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea, Wavves, !!! and more.
The 2011 Bonnaroo Music Festival will take place June 9-12 in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles south of Nashville. More artists will be added to the four-day festival, that will max out with more than 125 bands playing across 13 stages. Tickets go on sale beginning this Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon through Bonnaroo.com.