Lez not Led

Contrary to what it says in the paper edition of the Sun-Times today, Led Zeppelin is NOT playing at Bonnaroo. Lez Zeppelin, however, is.

My esteemed Sun-Times music editor, whose name shall go unmentioned here (you’re welcome, Thomas), is not the only music editor who made this mistake.

How could this have happened? The press release was misleading, to say the least. Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean.

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 LINEUP FEATURING:

PEARL JAM, METALLICA, JACK JOHNSON, KANYE WEST, ALISON KRAUSS & ROBERT

PLANT, MY MORNING JACKET, WILLIE NELSON, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, B.B. KING,

SIGUR ROS, THE RACONTEURS, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

LEZ ZEPPELIN CONFIRMED

COMEDY TENT TO HOST ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, JANEANE GAROFALO, JIM NORTON,

MIKE BIRBIGLIA AND

LATE NIGHT LIVE TALK SHOW WITH DAVID CROSS

EXCLUSIVE 2008 FESTIVAL COMMEMORATIVE DVD AVAILABLE TO FANS WHEN

PURCHASING TICKETS

New York, NY. Wednesday, February 6th, 2008: Superfly Productions and

A.C. Entertainment are proud to annousnce the initial lineup for the

2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The seventh annual four-day

camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on the same

beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of

Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be

announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2008 lineup will total

over 100 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four

days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on

Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 PM EDT.

The largest and most revered music and camping event in the country,

Bonnaroo has elevated the American rock festival to an unprecedented

level. As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo

packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four

days. The event offers attendees the amenities and community spirit of a

small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater,

cinema festival, jazz club, silent disco, arcade, Internet cafs,

restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors.

Since its inception in 2002, Bonnaroo has swiftly earned its status as

the countrys premier music and arts event. According to the New York

Times, Bonnaroo has revolutionized the modern rock festival. The event

is famous for the incredible energy that emerges from its crowds, who

make the Bonnaroo pilgrimage to immerse themselves in its unique camping

community and witness four days of historical music moments. Honoring

the festivals unique spirit, Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo one of the

50 moments to change the history of rock and roll.

Continuing the Bonnaroo tradition of diversity and dynamism, the 2008

lineup draws top-flight acts from a staggering range of musical worlds.

This year, Bonnaroo welcomes metal stalwart Metallica, the explosive

Pearl Jam and acoustic rocker Jack Johnson, along with hip-hop star

Kanye West, indie-rock staple Death Cab for Cutie and scores of other

hot acts. Fresh talents like NYC buzz band Vampire Weekend and Austin

electro act Ghostland Observatory will perform alongside revered legends

such as Willie Nelson and the Bands Levon Helm, who will bring his

famous Woodstock-based Midnight Ramble show to thousands of festival

fans. Other special collaborations include the slow-burning duo of

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, roots-leaning couple Derek Trucks and

Susan Tedeschi and bluegrass darling Abigail Washburns Sparrow Quartet

with Bla Fleck. The sprawling lineup also includes epic acts like Gogol

Bordello, Against Me!, Sigur Rs and Bonnaroo favorite My Morning Jacket.

In addition to stellar music programming, Bonnaroo organizers continue

to increase the quality and quantity of non-music entertainment options

at the festival. Bonnaroos revered Comedy Tent will once again host a

stellar lineup of first-rate standup sets in a seated, air-conditioned

venue, including Janeane Garofalo, Zach Galifianakis, Mike Birbiglia,

Jim Norton, Brian Posehn and the return of David Cross, who will host

Bonnaroo Late Time Chat About, an original midnight talk show complete

with a house band, comic skits and special guests.

As a unique, unprecedented offer to the festivals fans, Bonnaroo is

offering the option to purchase a commemorative DVD of the 2008 festival

that will be sent to them in December. At an exclusive price for ticket

buyers, fans will have the option of ordering the DVD at the time of

purchasing tickets to the festival. These DVDs will feature exclusive

performances and backstage footage from the 2008 festival, allowing fans

to relive their Bonnaroo experience. The featured video will be

handpicked to showcase this year’s performance highlights as filmed by

Bonnaroo’s team of directors. The DVD will include full-color packaging

and artwork and a 5.1 audio mix created from Bonnaroo’s pristine

soundboard recordings.

Other exciting new features for 2008 will be announced shortly. As

always, organizers are focused on providing Bonnaroo fans with the best

possible overall experience, handling logistics with finesse and

providing an unparalleled set of entertainment options for an

over-the-top weekend of cultural indulgence.

Official festival website is www.bonnaroo.com

2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:

Pearl Jam

Metallica

Jack Johnson

Kanye West

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Phil Lesh & Friends

My Morning Jacket

The Allman Brothers Band

The Raconteurs

Willie Nelson

Death Cab for Cutie

B.B. King

Sigur Ros

Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road

Ben Folds

O.A.R.

The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela

Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton

M.I.A.

Umphrey’s McGee

Iron & Wine

Yonder Mountain String Band

Swell Season

Talib Kweli

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschis Soul Stew Revival

Gogol Bordello

Broken Social Scene

Robert Randolphs Revival

Rilo Kiley

Mastodon

Lupe Fiasco

Against Me!

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings

Pat Green

Ozomatli

Tegan & Sara

Solomon Burke

Drive-By Truckers

!!!

The Avett Brothers

Israel Vibration

Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck

Phil Lesh / Larry Campbell / Jackie Greene

Aimee Mann

Ladytron

The Fiery Furnaces

Orchestra Baobab

Ghostland Observatory

Jose Gonzalez

Dark Star Orchestra

Minus the Bear

Donavon Frankenreiter

Lez Zeppelin

State Radio

Battles

Jakob Dylan

Two Gallants

The Sword

Vampire Weekend

Little Feat

Nicole Atkins

The Felice Brothers

Mason Jennings

MGMT

The Lee Boys

Black Kids

Serena Ryder

Steel Train

Grupo Fantasma

Back Door Slam

Bonnaroo Comedy:

Bonnaroo Late Night Chat About with David Cross

Janeane Garofalo

Zach Galifianakis

Jim Norton

Brian Posehn

Mike Birbiglia

John Mulaney

Michelle Buteau

More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the 2008 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival go on sale Saturday,

February 16th, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT through www.bonnaroo.com

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