Are you ready to find out who's playing Bonnaroo 2010? We won't know for a few weeks. But for those of you making your chair all hot thinking about it, check out this entry from the Department of Wild Speculation, which attempts to predict which artists will (and will not) play Manchester in 2010 by sifting through Internet rumors, message board chatter, tea leaves, the distribution of Paul Blart: Mall Cop on Netflix queues and The Farmer's Almanac. I'm not the kind to burn too many calories thinking about who's going to play what festival, so I am occasionally amused by the energy that some people devote to it. Would it be extra awesome plus 111111ONE to see Prince at Bonnaroo? Sure. Let me know when that's confirmed. In the meantime, I don't need a list of bands that exist and could conceivably play Bonnaroo based on the fact that they are confirmed to be bands and would be able to play a festival in June, conceivably Bonnaroo, based on the fact that bands have played Bonnaroo in the past.
Then again, will Kings of Leon vs. Neil Young be this year's Beastie Boys vs. David Byrne? It does tickle the future-brain a smidge to think about. Bonnaroo runs June 10-13, 2010, and there will definitely be pants on the ground.
Here's an excerpt:
This section includes acts that are either currently rumored as headlining this year's festival, or are acts still around that certainly are capable of headlining this year, or possibly future years.
Roger Waters performing The Wall
Guns 'n Roses
Dave Matthews Band
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers