June 10th, 2010
10:28 AM ET
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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