So now that all of the bands, DJs, and comedians have been revealed, new stages built, and interviews conducted, it’s time for Bonnaroo to take the last necessary step in anticipation of its 2010 edition and unveil the day-by-day schedule.
So, what are we looking at?
Thursday evening will again be highlighted by a number of up-and-comers, including The xx, Neon Indian, Local Natives, and Wale. Biggest conflicts? Neon Indian vs. The Dodos? Baroness vs. Here We Go Magic also bites, that is of course if you are a fan of both metal and indie pop.
Friday, June 11th, features Kings of Leon as stand alone headliners, and will be proceeded by Tenacious D, The National, and Nas & Damian Marley. The highlight of the day, however, will actually be the night, as the likes of The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Bassnectar, The Black Keys, Daryl Hall & Chromeo, Kid Cudi, B.O.B., and Galactic are all scheduled to give pre-dawn performances. Conflicts-palooza.
Saturday might be a good day to plant yourself at the What Stage, as it will feature the likes of Jimmy Cliff, The Dead Weather, Stevie Wonder, and Jay-Z — in that order. The worst conflicts of the day? Jeff Beck vs. John Prine, The Avett Brothers vs. Mumford & Sons, and Dan Deacon Ensemble vs. Thievery Corporation are a few of the most obvious.
Bonnaroo’s final day looks to be a good one for walking. Regina Spektor and Phoenix are scheduled to play the Which Stage, while Against Me!, Kris Kristofferson, and Japandroids will hold down the festival’s various tents. No real obvious conflict on this day, other than Dave Matthews Band vs. leaving the festival early.
Some other things of note:
— The new Lunar Stage will feature DJs spinning until 6am.
— The smaller Sonic Stage will feature short sets from Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and Steve Martin.
— If you can, stop by the Troo Music Lounge on Friday. Dawes? Warpaint? Royal Bangs? Hot damn.
Check out the complete day-by-day schedule here. What are your thoughts, gripes, etc.? Biggest conflict? Let us know in the comments below.
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