Bonnaroo 2008

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iJon, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Anybody going to the Roo this year. This would have been my 3rd year but after seeing this year's lineup I'm probably going to pass. Even Coachella had a less than stellar lineup this year it seems. I've bolded the considered headliners.

    Anybody go to Wakarusa? That might be my Bonnaroo replacement.

    Pearl Jam
    Jack Johnson
    Kanye West
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Phil Lesh & Friends

    My Morning Jacket
    The Allman Brothers Band
    The Raconteurs
    Willie Nelson
    Death Cab for Cutie
    B.B. King
    Sigur Rós
    Levon Helm and the Ramble on the Road
    Ben Folds
    The Bluegrass Allstars Feat. Luke Bulla, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton.
    Jerry Douglas
    Bela Fleck
    Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton
    Umphrey's McGee
    Iron & Wine
    Yonder Mountain String Band
    Swell Season
    Talib Kweli
    Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival
    Gogol Bordello
    Broken Social Scene
    Robert Randolph's Revival
    Rilo Kiley
    Lupe Fiasco
    Against Me!
    Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
    Pat Green
    Tegan & Sara
    Solomon Burke
    Drive-By Truckers
    The Avett Brothers
    Israel Vibration
    Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet featuring Bela Fleck
    Phil Lesh / Larry Campbell / Jackie Greene
    Aimee Mann
    The Fiery Furnaces
    Orchestra Baobab
    Ghostland Observatory
    Jose Gonzalez
    Dark Star Orchestra
    Minus the Bear
    Donavon Frankenreiter
    Lez Zeppelin
    State Radio
    Jakob Dylan
    Two Gallants
    The Sword
    Vampire Weekend
    Little Feat
    Nicole Atkins
    The Felice Brothers
    Mason Jennings
    The Lee Boys
    Black Kids
    Serena Ryder
    Steel Train
    Grupo Fantasma
    Back Door Slam
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    there's about seven bands on that list that i'd like to see, but i'd much rather see them all in a smaller venue so definitely not worth the trip for me
  3. iJon thread starter macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Yep, I only like a of those artists too, plus the ones I like are mainly people I've already seen once. Bonnaroo's lineup last year was great but I can't justify this one. Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and Lollapalooza are on my radar.
  4. it5five macrumors 65816


    May 31, 2006
    New York
    There are a handful of good bands playing, but not enough to pay for festival priced tickets. It's the same with Coachella. I'm sort of lucky, though, since a few of the bands playing at Coachella I'd like to see are doing some shows here in Phoenix a day or two before they play at Coachella. April is a pretty busy gig month for me.
  5. blairwillis macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2005
    Boner-oo gets more commercial and mainstream with each iteration. I enjoyed the first one, the second had some positive moments, the third was ok, and I haven't bothered since. It's both a combination of poorer music and not-fun-to-camp-next-to idiots.

    Give me a poorly organized Clifford Ball without enough portolets any day over some Kanye West crap. Has B!tchney Spears signed on yet?

    As always, the best music festival of the year will be the one you don't hear about until it's over.
  6. iJon thread starter macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Rothbury Festival

    Has anyone heard of this festival who is up north. For me this lineup kicks Bonnaroo up and down the curb... and then some more. I think I finally found my Bonnaroo replacement.

    Rothbury Festival

    Dave Matthews Band
    Widespread Panic
    John Mayer
    Phil Lesh and Friends
    Thievery Corporation
    Snoop Dogg
    Modest Mouse
    Michael Franti and Spearhead
    Gov't Mule
    Colbie Caillat
    Slightly Stoopid
    The Black Keys
    Keller Williams and The WMD’s
    Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman
    Gogol Bordello
    Citizen Cope
    Disco Biscuits
    Medeski Martin & Wood
    Ray LaMontagne
    Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival
    Drive-By Truckers
    Of Montreal
    Etown Radio Show
    The Dresden Dolls
    Brett Dennen
    Taj Mahal
    Mike Gordon
    Zappa Plays Zappa
    Crystal Method DJ Set
    State Radio
    JJ Grey & MOFRO
    The Greyboy Allstars
    The Secret Machines
    Railroad Earth
    Beth Orton
    Jakob Dylan and the Green Mountain Rebels
    Bettye LaVette
    Emmitt Nershi Band
    Panjea with Michael Kang
    Yard Dogs Road Show
    The Beautiful Girls
    Sage Francis
    Tea Leaf Green
    Pnuma Trio
    The Juan MacLean
    The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
    Dead Confederate
    DJ Rekha
    Motion Potion
    DJ Rootz
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    I dunno... a chance to see Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, and Edgar Meyer playing together isn't to be passed up easily.

    And Robert Randolph makes the kind of music that makes one really want to believe Christianity's happy horse***... to paraphrase The Onion.
  8. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    I was thinking about this as my Bonnaroo replacement this year as well. The only good bands at Bonnaroo this year I have seen before. And there are some awful one on there. Metallica and Kanye on one bill seems more like torture than fun to me.

    And The Black Keys are awesome and I never seen Modest Mouse.
  9. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2007
    I don't want to be raped :(
    Warped '08 Band list (released the 20th)

    I can't wait, I also hope to get backstage passes!! But I should be going to the 7/29 Pittsburgh show, however a couple of bands I really want to see won't be there :( Jack's and Rise Against..
  10. iJon thread starter macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Yeah, its all about what you want to see. Most of the good groups at the Roo are artists I've seen or who aremplaying at Rothbury. Not enough bands for me to justify that hot sun and farm. At least Rothbury has some trees and shade.
  11. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Got my Rothbury ticket this week! No Bonnaroo this year for me.

    I'd like to see Pearl Jam, but I have done that a bunch of times already....
  12. iJon thread starter macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Rock on. Good to see some other MacRumors members going. I still might go to Wakarusa too since it's so close and cheaper. Other than that this will be my first time to Michigan and the states surrounding it.


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