2004 Bonnaroo Initial Lineup Announced

To my dismay, when I last reported on Bonnaroo the only information I had to offer up was simply the tour dates for this fine festival. I am pleased to say that I have more information for you blazing Bonnaroo fans. Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment have announced the initial lineup for the 2004 Bonnaroo Music Festival, and folks, it is pretty killer. This year's fest will sport such acts as The Dead, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews & Friends and Trey Anastasio. In case you all forgot to write down the dates last time we told you, the third annual three day camping music festival will take place on June 11-13 in Manchester, TN.

Bonnaroo is not just for hippies anymore, folks. This year's line up gets ever more edgy, while still staying true to the concepts that founded Bonnaroo. ìBonnaroo fans appreciate great music of all kinds,î says A.C. Entertainmentís Ashley Capps. ìWe want to reinforce that sentiment with adventurous booking that builds on a solid foundation of grassroots rock.î Bonnaroo regulars like The Dead and Trey Anastasio will once again be gracing the stage, but along with them will come a younger crop of acts such as the Southern rock revivalists Kings Of Leon, singer/songwriter Damien Rice and Nigerian afro-beat star Femi Kuti. If this doesn't wet your whistle enough, I'll be nice and give you the whole lineup as it now stands. Tickets for, as Rolling Stone once called it, "The American rock festival to end all festivals" will go on sale on February 21 at 10:00 AM Eastern time though Bonnaroo's official web site.

2004 Bonnaroo confirmed acts:

The Dead

Dave Matthews & Friends

Bob Dylan

Trey Anastasio

Willie Nelson

David Byrne



Burning Spear

String Cheese Incident

Ani DiFranco


Gov't Mule

Los Lobos


Yo La Tengo

Femi Kuti

Medeski Martin & Wood


Yonder Mountain String Band

Damien Rice

North Mississippi Allstars Hill Country Review

Beth Orton

My Morning Jacket

Gillian Welch

The Del McCoury Band

Taj Mahal

Sam Bush Band

Vida Blue feat. the Spam Allstars

Los Lonely Boys


Kings of Leon

Bill Laswellís Material


Neko Case


Leftover Salmon

Cut Chemist

Chris Robinson

Umphrey's McGee


The Black Keys

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

The Bad Plus

Marc Broussard

Donovan Frankenreiter

Blue Merle

Stay tuned, as more acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

2004 Bonnaroo Initial Lineup Announced