February 4th, 2009
11:42 AM ET
Music fans will have their hands full this spring and summer.
Bonnaroo, the annual festival in Manchester, Tennessee, announced its lineup for 2009: Among the participants: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Elvis Costello, Al Green, the Decemberists, Merle Haggard, Of Montreal, Erykah Badu and the Beastie Boys – and that’s just for starters.
Bonnaroo is scheduled for June 11-14.
Across the country, this year’s Indio, California-based Coachella festival has an equally impressive lineup for its annual gathering: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, the Cure, X, the Black Keys, Paul Weller, the Ting Tings and Lupe Fiasco … again, just a small portion of the many acts who will be on hand.
Coachella runs April17-19.
Planning to go to either? Too much for tickets and transport? What’s your dream show?
- Todd Leopold, CNN.com Entertainment Producer
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What's great about Telluride is that no matter how much you hype it up to people, it will never reach a level of popularity that will threaten it. But I agree...as far as festivals are concerned, that is the gold standard.
Still no Rothbury announcement...
and Phish, which is the reason why I am skipping Telluride This year, to go see my 19th and 20th Phish Shows at Alpine Valley!
The dream show has been and always will be The Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Phish – enough said