Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced: NOLA Acts Include Dr. John and THE ORIGINAL METERS, Weezy, PHJB

BONNAROOOOOOOO

Now, in it’s tenth year, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (a festival co-produced by a few Tulane graduates’ company (Superfly Presents) who got their start booking Jazz Fest late nights) has finally announced it’s highly anticipated 10th Anniversary lineup. Appropriately, for a festival with it’s roots in the Jazz Fest tradition, New Orleans acts have always held a high proportion of festival slots. Notably, Hollygrove hip-hop juggernaut will be making his debut appearance on the farm (I honestly would be very curious to hear what Weezy has to say about his time in Manchester after he performs). However, the biggest local news is the appearance of along with the ORIGINAL members of (who have only appeared together sporadically since the band’s first dissolution in 1979), the once-in-a-generation performance will feature the supergroup performing Mac’s album Desitively , on which The Meters originally served as the backing studio band.

This year’s deep and amazingly diverse lineup now sorta makes the Hangout Fest lineup look small-time (which it is not be any means). Plus, is in the mix once again at a major festival (will also be at SXSW in March). PHJB will be collaborating with the legendary bluegrass Del McCoury Band, a very intriguing clashing between longtime international purveyors of bluegrass and classic New Orleans jazz.

Top to bottom, this is the ultimate Bonnaroo lineup we’ve been waiting for. Great job AC and Superfly, can’t wait til June!

For more on the Dr. John/Original Meters collab, check out Keith Spera’s article from earlier today.

And for the most important part, here’s the full lineup –

Eminem
Arcade Fire
Widespread Panic
The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket
Lil Wayne
String Cheese Incident
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 performing Desitively Bonnaroo
Alison Krauss and Union Station
Pretty Lights
Florence & the Machine
Superjam ft. Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions in the Sky
STS9
Gogol Bordello
Beirut
Big Boi
Scissor Sisters
Gregg Allman
Ratatat
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz
Robyn
Warren Haynes Band
Deerhunter
Opeth
Atmosphere
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
Wiz Khalifa
Matt & Kim
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mavis Staples
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
Chiddy Bang
Javanotti
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Loretta Lynn
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Devotchka
Wanda Jackson
Neon Trees
Portugal. The Man
Sleigh Bells
Amos Lee
Best Coast
Dãm-Funk
The Sword
The Drums
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
J. Cole
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Wavves
!!!
Junip
Freelance Whales
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham
Deer Tick
Band of Skulls
Sharon Van Etten
Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman
Twin Shadow
Kylesa
Man Man
The Low Anthem
Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Smith Westerns
The Head and the Heart
Karen Elson
Beats Antique
22-20s
Phosphorescent
Clare MaGuire
Hayes Carll

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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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