Bonnaroo Promoters Call Lineup Rumors ‘Inaccurate’
Bonnaroo promoters Superfly and A.C. Entertainment have commented on recent rumors that Led Zeppelin and Metallica will headline Bonnaroo in 2008. In a statement released to Relix/Jambands.com, Superfly and A.C. Entertainment said, The rumors that are out there about the Bonnaroo 2008 headliners are inaccurate. We’re very excited about the lineup that we’re putting together for this year’s festival. We’ll be announcing the confirmed lineup towards the end of January, beginning of February.’
As previously reported, since Saturday rumors have circulated that Led Zeppelin and Metallica have been booked as two of Bonnaroos three headlining acts. The flurry of speculation began after the industry newsletter published by Bob Lefsetz included an anonymous letter which said, Zeppelin just confirmed for Bonnaroo. They can’t officially announce until after the London gig so pass it on! Also Metallica is confirmed on the bill too! While there has been no official word from the festivals promoters, Led Zeppelin will likely play a limited number of US tour dates this summer after reuniting for a benefit gig on December 10. Some fans have pointed out, however, that Robert Plants availability will be limited due to an upcoming outing with Alison Krauss and the group has stated on several occasions that no future gigs have been booked for 2008. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones made his Bonnaroo debut last June, sitting-in with Govt Mule, Ben Harper, Gillian Welch, Uncle Earl and participating in the festivals annual SuperJam. Led Zeppelins last US performance took place on May 5, 1988 at Madison Square Garden as part of Atlantic Records’ 40th Anniversary celebration.