The Bonnaroo 2012 was exclusively announced by Spotify Tuesday, with Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish headlining four-day music festival in Tennessee.
The music sharing program delivered the news through a playlist which including songs by those artists as well as The Shins, Skrillex, Feist and The Roots. The entire list is at the bottom of the article.
The playlist, which begins with Radiohead's Lotus Flower, can be found here.
Hype over the much-anticipated line-up continued for days ahead of the announcement.The New Jersey Underground obtained an allegedly leaked poster of the 2012 line-up, with Prince, Radiohead, Phish and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the headliners. However, The Space Lab thought it was unlikely that Prince would be headlining such an event. Alas, they were right.
Since 2002, thousands of music-lovers have flocked to the 700-acre Great Stage Park in Manchester every year to listen to rock, pop, electronica, hip hop and nearly every music genre under the sun. In 2003, Rolling Stone had named Bonnaroo one of the top 50 moments in rock & roll.
Last year, notable Bonnaroo acts included Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, Florence + The Machine, Matt and Kim, Eminem and Wiz Khalifa. Lewis Black, Donald Glover and other comedians also performed stand-up acts.
The Entire 2012 Line-Up
Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, Bon Iver, The Beach Boys (featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks), The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster The People, Skrillex, Aziz Ansari, Dispatch, Feist, The Roots, Alice Cooper, SuperJam, Black Star, The Word (featuring John Medeski, Robert Randolph and North Mississippi Allstars), Ludacris, Ben Folds Five, Flogging Molly, Spectrum Road (featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Vernon Reid), Mac Miller, Childish Gambino, Major Lazer, tUnE-yArDs, Afrocubism, Flying Lotus, Umphrey's McGee, Little Dragon, St. Vincent, City and Colour, The Civil Wars, Young The Giant, Two Door Cinema Club, Punch Brothers, NEEDTOBREATHE, Fitz & The Tantrums, Bad Brains, Yelawolf, Dawes, Battles, Danny Brown, The Black Lips, SBTRKT, Phantogram, Kendrick Lamar, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, The Kooks, The Joy Formidable, The Antlers, Kathleen Edwards, Mimosa, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Alabama Shakes, Das Racist, Delta Spirit, Gary Clark Jr., Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Laura Marling, Trampled by Turtles, Mogwai, The War On Drugs, Ben Howard, Grouplove, Blind Pilot, ALO, The Devil Makes Three, White Denim, EMA, Here We Go Magic, K-Flay, The Lonely Forest, Mariachi El Bronx, Big Freedia, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Soul Rebels, Kvelertak, SOJA, Steven Bernstein's MTO Allstars Plays Sly, Big Gigantic, Sarah Jarosz, Orgone, Darondo, Fruit Bats, Moon Taxi