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Published: 2012/05/15

Bonnaroo Adds Acts, Reveals Daily Schedule

Bonnaroo has added a series of additional acts to this year’s lineup and confirmed its daily schedule. Today’s lineup additions include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Infamous Stringdusters, Sara Watkins, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, as well as Silent Disco DJ sets from Mark Foster of Foster the People, DJ Equal and Wyllys.

The daily schedule reveals that the festival kicks off on Thursday, June 7 with sets from Alabama Shakes, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, Danny Brown and more in This Tent. Elsewhere on the festival’s opening day, White Denim, The Cave Singers and Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. will perform at The Other Tent, while Orgone, Moon Taxi and SOJA will perform at That Tent.

On Friday, Radiohead, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A will headline the What Stage. Other notable performances include Dawes, Sam Bush, Foster the People, Feist, Tune-Yards, Laura Marling, Infamous Stringdusters, and Trampled By Turtles. Late night sets on Friday include Umphrey’s McGee, Flying Lotus, The Word (John Medeski, Robert Randolph, North Mississippi Allstars), and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.

Saturday’s performances include What Stage headlining sets by Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Dispatch, Punch Brothers, Blind Pilot, and Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires. The evening’s late night sets will be performed by Skrillex (who will perform the only outdoor late night set on the Which Stage), Alice Cooper and Spectrum Road (Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, and Vernon Reid). Saturday will also host the festival’s annual Super Jam, the details of which have yet to be announced.

The festival closes out on Sunday with a four hour, two-set performance by Phish. Also performing on the final day are The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, The Shins, Ben Folds Five, Delta Spirit, ALO, Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs and The Civil Wars.

Additionally, as with every Bonnaroo, this year will host a number of special events on its smaller auxiliary stages.

On Thursday, Steven Bernstein’s MTO will perform the live score to a number of Laurel & Hardy shorts, while Rubblebucket will perform a set on the intimate Solar Stage.

Friday’s activities include an intimate Punch Brothers set on the Sonic Stage, as well as special Rock the Earth interviews, performances and screenings by artists including SOJA, Ivan Neville and Rubblebucket.

Saturday features several notable sets on the Sonic Stage by artists including Dawes, North Mississippi Allstars Duo, and Gary Clark Jr. The Cinema Tent will also host When Groucho Met Alice: Duck Soup with an introduction provided by Alice Cooper himself.

Finally, Sunday will host Sonic Stage performances by Red Baraat, Blind Pilot, We Are Augustines and ALO, while the Solar Stage will host an additional series of Rock the Earth interviews and performances with ALO, Blind Pilot and more.

To view the full Bonnaroo 2012 schedule visit the festival’s website.

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WordIsBorn May 16, 2012, 12:15:41

This is the worst schedule I’ve ever seen them come out with in the six years I’ve been paying attention. Not the worst lineup, mind you (think 2010 takes that award) but schedule. Terribly laid-out, with not enoughname acts during the day and similar bands clashing with each other all over the place. It’s debatable who they made this schedule for, but I’m real glad I didn’t pick up an Early Bird this year. Last year was incredible, but this year, for that price, they seem to have put together a completely inessential experience. I hope people have fun at it, but something tells me the non-music things are going to get a lot more play than in years past.

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