METALLICA, PEARL JAM and MASTODON are among the confirmed artists for the the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The seventh annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 12-15 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. The final Bonnaroo 2008 lineup will total over 100 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through www.bonnaroo.com on Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Commented METALLICA in a statement: "Okay . . . we know that it has been a while since we've had a full-on METALLI-experience Stateside, but that's about to change. We are psyched to share with you that we have been invited to headline the Bonnaroo Music Festival . . . so Manchester, Tennessee here we come on June 13, 2008!
"For the uninitiated, Bonnaroo is a four-day, multi-stage old school European style festival held on a 700 acre farm about an hour's drive from Nashville. There will be 13 stages on a 100-acre entertainment village including around the clock attractions and activities . . . comedy, jazz, cinema, workshops, food, crafts . . . never a dull moment! The first go around was in 2002 and since then headliners have included RADIOHEAD, THE POLICE, TOOL, THE WHITE STRIPES, TOM PETTY, and DAVE MATTHEWS. This year we'll be joining PEARL JAM, JACK JOHNSON, KANYE WEST, ALISON KRAUSS and ROBERT PLANT and others. How cool is it to be thrown into that company??
"The Bonnaroo gang does an amazing job at giving you everything you could want/need for a great weekend . . . so hang out, soak up the vibe, and embrace the whole experience . . . actually you have no choice, single day tickets are not available!!! Visit their site at www.bonnaroo.com for more details on travel packages, info on camping, which is what most chose to do, where to stay if you're not into that, and a slew of other useful info."
Watch an interview with Lars Ulrich about METALLICA playing Bonnaroo:
For more information on the 2008 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, visit www.bonnaroo.com.