Story from: CMT News – February 3, 2009
Merle Haggard, the Zac Brown Band, Cherryholmes and the SteelDrivers will be joining Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Phish, the Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails at the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival set for June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. Other country, bluegrass and Americana-leaning acts booked for the festival include Wilco, Elvis Costello, the Del McCoury Band, the David Grisman Quintet, Lucinda Williams, Neko Case, Robert Earl Keen, Tift Merritt, Alejandro Escovedo and Todd Snider. The lineup also features TV on the Radio, Al Green, David Byrne, Snoop Dogg, Allen Toussaint, Animal Collective, Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Femi Kuti and Mars Volta. Bonnaroo takes place on a 700-acre farm located 60 miles south of Nashville. More than 120 musical acts and 20 comedians will perform at the festival. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Feb. 7) at www.bonnaroo.com and are available in five installments of $50 each.