Monday, January 14, 2013

Bonnaroo Fever - Predictions, Wishes, Longshots

"Roomors" are flying around, and I love it! The first steps towards Bonnaroo 2013 are finally here. One of the best parts about Bonnaroo, at least for veterans, is speculating about the next year's lineup. Speaking for myself, I can be caught talking about anything and everything Bonnaroo anytime of the day, anytime of the year. With this being said, I have a sheet of notebook paper that's been in my desk since the Tuesday after Bonnaroo 2012, I believe. On this sheet of paper is all the artists I think could possibly make appearances at the festival this year. Take this with a grain of salt because it was made not even 24 hours from when I returned back to civilization. I know we can rule some of them out already, but it's still fun right?

Here it goes:

Kings of Leon, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes/ Father John Misty, The Killers, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Some form of the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Gaslight Anthem, The Apache Relay, Dawes, Manchester Orchestra, Some form of Jack White, Umphrey's McGee, Old Crow Medicine Show, Drive-By-Truckers, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Dr. Dog, Band of Horses, Band of Skulls, Dave Matthews Band, The Features, Wax Fang, Of Monsters and Men, River City Extension, A.A. Bondy, The Black Lillies, Some form of the Everybodyfields, Blues Traveler, Bob Dylan, Broken Social Scene, Cake, Chatham County Line, John Fogerty/ CCR, David Gray, Ray Lamontagne, Deathcab for Cutie, Howlin' Rain, Justin Townes Earle, Some form of Mars Volta/ Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Mumford and Sons, Mutemath, Phoenix, Jon Foreman, Royal Bangs, Moe., STS9, Widespread Panic, Spoon/ Divine Fits, The Swell Season/ Glen Hansard, Truth & Salvage Co., U2, Jakob Dylan/ Wallflowers, The Whigs,and Yuck

The lineup is supposed to drop here in about a month, usually Valentine's Day. If even 5-10 bands from my list are on the official lineup I'll be super stoked. Let us know who you think will be there, and I hope to see y'all there in about 5 months!




  1. Hey Kevin, Dean Moore here, bassist for Truth & Salvage. Thanks for the vote of confidence man, you have us in there with some great company...we won't be there this year because Smitty is getting married that weekend, but we'll be touring this summer so hope to see you out there!

    1. Thanks Dean! I remember seeing y'all open for the Avetts for one of the new year's shows in Asheville, made an impression on me. I hope I can catch you in Knoxville or Nashville or something. And does Smitty have some questions?

  2. This is an awesome post! Has me absolutely stoked for what's coming just ahead at 2013.

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