Bonnaroo 2008 line-up revealed: yawn

Posted February 6th, 2008 by eric

Well, they made the decision too easy for me this year: not going. Metallica? Pearl Jam? Jack Johnson? Don’t care, don’t care, and why??? After two years of phenomenal line-ups, Bonnaroo had to slip up eventually, and after rumors of a possible appearance by Led Zeppelin led to an invariably anti-climactic line-up announcement with only a Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performance to assuage the Zeppelin fanatics, the 2008 Bonnaroo festival looks to be a bona fide stinker. That is not to say there aren’t some great bands playing- just not enough to put up with the heat, the dirt, and the hippies. Oh well, maybe next year.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K // Feb 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Sigh. Both Coachella and B’roo are less than stellar this year. Aren’t the Coachella folks doing an east coast thing? Perhaps that will be more appealing.

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Feb 6, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    usually, these things pull out the big guns for headliners, but both coachella and bonnaroo seem sort of same old same old. i mean, jack johnson? wtf?

  • 3 K // Feb 6, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Yeah, very odd. I’ve no doubt both will be very well attended, but they’ve clearly hit a wall with regard to marquee headliners. There’s always virginfest. 😉

  • 4 patrick // Feb 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Virginfest sounds a lot more appealing than it probably is.

  • 5 Kevmo // Feb 7, 2008 at 2:49 pm


  • 6 K // Feb 8, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Even Glastonbury is lame this year. Sigh…

  • 7 tara // Apr 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    check out outside lands in sf this august: radiohead, tool, tom petty, wilco, panic, ben harper… can’t beat that!