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Bonnaroo Music Festival Expects Massive Crowds

If you thought Coachella was a massive music event, just wait until June 9. That’s when over 80,000 attendees are expected to descend upon Great Stage Park in Manchester TN for the 9th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Featuring some of the hottest performers on the planet, this year’s Bonnaroo is expected to break records and it’s easy to see why. Artists like EminemArcade Fire, and Lil Wayne are all lined up for three days’ worth of live jams, art expos, movie screenings, and standup comedy. There will even be a gigantic ferris wheel on the premises to keep fans entertained.

First organized in 2002, Bonnaroo gained notoriety for its rejection of sponsors and traditional advertising. The festival has also become famous for its eco-friendly mantra, which includes “Rock the Earth” panels, recycled merchandise, and profit donations put toward environmental causes.

Obviously attending Bonnaroo gets you a lot of perks, but what continues to drive fans every year is the amazing array of music. 2011 marks the return of the festival’s “superjam,” which has showcased improvisational experiments from rockers across all genres. Past collaborations have included meshes of Cake andMetallica members and combos of Led Zeppelin and The Roots!

With groups like Mumford & SonsScissor Sisters, and My Morning Jacketon board, we can only imagine the musical mash ups that’ll be getting the bootleg treatment this year.

And don’t think that Bonnaroo 2011 won’t have its share of Latino talent too.Cheech Marin will be hosting a 420 Comedy Blaze event featuring the standup world’s hottest up-and-comers. And we know that Brazilian Strokes memberFabrizio Moretti will be tearing up the drum kit when his band takes over the headliner’s tent.

For a complete list of the 100+ bands lined up for this year’s Bonnaroo, check out their official website. But if you’re looking get in, you may be out of luck. The event recently announced that it had already sold out all of its tickets!




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