Bonnaroo released the lineup for its 2012 music and arts festival Tuesday.
Headlining bands include Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish. The latest iteration of the Beach Boys – with Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks – will also appear, as well as Grammy winner Bon Iver, the Avett Brothers and the Shins.
Indie pop band Foster the People, which gained notoriety this summer with its super successful single “Pumped Up Kicks,” will perform as well. Other performers include a reunion of Ben Folds Five, rapper Ludacris and remix master Skrillex. Comedian Aziz Ansari will also make an appearance.
Bonnaroo will take place over four days this summer – June 7 to June 10. Over 80,000 music fans will camp out on 700 acres in Tennessee to see 150 performances on over 10 stages, according the website. The festival also includes a mini film fest.
The festival is an annual event put on by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment. It started in 2002. The French word “Bonnaroo” was popularized by an R&B singer in the 70s and roughly translates to “the best on the streets.”
In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine named Bonnaroo “Best Festival.”
Tickets for the 2012 event come on five different price levels. The first two have already sold out. Soon, four-day admission tickets (for one person and one car) will go on sale for $234.50.
Bonnaroo also offers a VIP Package for two, which includes exclusive opportunities like on-site ounges, commemorative merchandise and preferred camping. The VIP Package costs $1,399.50.
One dollar from each Bonnaroo ticket goes toward “permanent sustainable site improvements on the Farm,” according to the website. This initiative will help reduce the festival’s carbon footprint by planting trees and using solar energy.
The full lineup and more information can be found at bonaroo.com. You can listen to the 2012 lineup by looking up Bonnaroo’s playlist on Spotify.
All photos courtesy of Flickr user Jason Afinsen.
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