June 10th, 2010
10:28 AM ET

Who's ready for Bonnaroo?

Bonnaroo, a massive, four-day music and arts festival held every June in the otherwise sleepy town of Manchester, Tennessee, kicks off its 9th season today.

About 75,000 fans are expected to make the road trip and brave a weekend of humidity, mud and portable toilets to see more than 100 acts – including headliners Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z and Conan O’Brien.

This year, more than with previous festivals, organizers are spreading the wealth across the web for fans unable (or unwilling) to attend in person. Live performances of 30 acts, including Tenacious D, The National, LCD Soundsystem and Ween will be streamed on YouTube, while NPR.org plans to webcast dozens of complete performances, including The Flaming Lips, Norah Jones and John Prine.

If you want to join in on the fun, we’ve lined up interviews with some of Bonnaroo’s biggest names – including Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, OK Go, Avett Brothers, Steve Martin, The Black Keys, Phoenix, Regina Spektor and more. You can ask any of these artists a question by uploading your video to CNN iReport. But hurry – our first interviews are this Friday.

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  1. psychexfutureheart

    Bonnaroo is going great. Listen to archived sets from NPR, such as this one of Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs last night doing Dark Side of the Moon. Follow http://twitter.com/FutureHeartDay for continual updates.

    June 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Eric Rogers

    Hey this Tyson Wheatley guy is awesome. I hear he's interviewing lots of acts. Where are those interviews?

    June 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. K. Wheatley

    Wheatley's rule! Woo!

    June 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Odalice feliz

    I always wanted to attend but never had.....lots of pooki heads i bet!!!**~**Harley Quinzel~**~

    June 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nicole

    I've always wanted to go to Bonnaroo but have never had the chance. But it has to be so hard trying to pick and choose which artists to watch with all the choices.

    Anyway, I thought you might be interested in this report we put out over at SeatGeek:

    http://seatgeek.com/blog/ticketbeat/bonnaroo-music-festival-ticket-price-analysis

    The report compares Bonnaroo ticket prices to the average transaction price of individual tickets in the secondary market, ultimately highlighting savings of over $680.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Layflats

    This guy!

    June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |

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