Latest Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip-Hop, Country & Jazz News

Bonnaroo Unveils Acts: From Eminem to Arcade Fire (video)

Photo: Retna

Rap superstars Eminem and rock band Arcade Fire, newly crowned with the Grammy for Best Album of the Year, will headline Bonnaroo 2011, while legacy act Buffalo Springfield will be a show stopper with the likes of Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale.

The diversity of Bonnaroo’s line up, released today (Feb. 15), is only exceeded by its length and star quality. More than 90 bands are signed up to appear at the festival, now in its 10th year.

Bonnaroo, which runs from June 9 through June 12 in Manchester, Tenn., is also reviving a previous tradition, the on-stage superjam.

Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire, fresh off their album of the year win for “The Suburbs,” are at the top of the bill. They aren’t the only act with a Grammy connection.

The Grammy-anointed blues rockers the Black Keys will play along with Mumford & Sons, which shared the Grammys stage with Bob Dylan, according to the New York Times.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Feb. 19 at noon on the festival’s web site. Check it out at Bonnaroo.

Check out Arcade Fire here:

Conan announces the line up.

Here is the complete Bonnaroo 2011 lineup:

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
Iron & Wine
Girl Talk
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Pretty Lights
Florence + the Machine
SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions In The Sky
Gogol Bordello
Big Boi
Scissor Sisters
Gregg Allman
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz
Warren Haynes Band
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
Wiz Khalifa
Matt & Kim
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mavis Staples
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Chiddy Bang
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Loretta Lynn
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Wanda Jackson
Neon Trees
Portugal. The Man
Sleigh Bells
Amos Lee
Best Coast
Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter
The Sword
The Drums
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
J. Cole
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Freelance Whales
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Deer Tick
Band of Skulls
Sharon Van Etten
Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman
Twin Shadow
Man Man
The Low Anthem
Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Smith Westerns
The Head and the Heart
Karen Elson
Beats Antique
Clare Maguire
Hayes Carll

Subscribe To TheImproper's Email Newsletters, Free!