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You might have thought that organizers we were done, and the line up for this year was complete? Well you were wrong, here are a few more bands that organizers are very excited to add to the 2012 lineup.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings , GZA performing “Liquid Swords” backed by Grupo Fantasma, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Pelican, Unchained “The Mighty Van Halen Tribute”, Bethesda, Bhi Bhiman, Fort Atlantic, HuDost, Sara Watkins, The Casey Driessen Singularity

You can also now create your own schedule –

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Festival organizers are thrilled to announce that Kenny Rogers will be joining the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup!

Also announced today that got the organizers excited to share a few of many talented up-and-coming artists that we’ve discovered. Make sure to stop by our Cafe stages during your Bonnaroo weekend, and check out these artists online for a treat. Look for the Bonnaroo schedule in the coming weeks!

Art Vs. Science, By Lightning!, Caitlin Rose, Cat Martino, Chappo, Cherub, Chuck Mead, Clare & The Reasons, Cosmic Suckerpunch, Deep Dark Woods, Fly Golden Eagle, Glossary, Hey Rosetta!, Honey Island Swamp Band, James Wallace and The Naked Light, Jukebox the Ghost, Katie Herzig, LP, Machines Are People Too, Marina Orchestra, Matt Sucich, MonstrO, Oberhofer, Paladino, Pujol, Rollin’ in the Hay, Robert Ellis, Robert Francis, Rubblebucket, Shahidah Omar, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Tauk, The Main Squeeze, The Silent Comedy, The Staves, The Stooges Brass Band, Trixie Whitley, Valient Thorr, Water Knot, We Are Augustines, Wild Cub, Yuna

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, TennesseeBRISTOL RHYTHM & ROOTS RELEASES LINE UP!

Headliners include Robert Earl Keen, one of America’s finest storytellers, and internationallly acclaimed singer/songwriter City and Colour, who once sold out Britain’s Royal Albert Hall in a matter of hours. Newgrass pioneer Sam Bush, Grammy nominee Billy Joe Shaver and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Pam Tillis also get top billing.

Fans of indie and alternative roots heart Delta Spirit, maybe you’ve seen them on Conan or Carson Daly; the band can also cross Coachella and Lollapalooza off its bucket list.  Festival favorite Dr. Dog returns, chaperoning some of the country’s hottest up-and-coming acts, including Zach Deputy, Hey Rossetta!, and Rolling Stone’s “Best New Artist” Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons.  Sol Driven Train, Slaid Cleeves, and the Deep Dark Woods get honorable mention in this arena.

The Dex Romweber Duo, formerly of iconic seminal rockabilly/garage punk bad Flat DuoJets, has been cited by Jack White, Cat Power and Neko Case as a major influence. This will be Romweber’s debut in The Birthplace of Country Music and, beyond a doubt, be a show-stopper.

In the bluegrass world, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Gibson Brothers, The SteelDrivers and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are applauded as precision instrumentalists who’s achievements are too many to mention.  IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley, Ann & Pete Sibley and renowned fiddler and stepdancer April Verch are food for the genre’s soul.

Critically acclaimed alt-country/Americana chanteuse Tift Merritt has landed on Top 10 lists in Time Magazine and The New Yorker, an exciting addition to the Bristol Rhythm line-up.  Last year Carrie Rodgriguez lent her talents to our Carter/Rodgers Revival, this year she commands the stage on her own.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2012 takes place September 14-16 on State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA, The Birthplace of Country Music.  The festival houses 5 outdoor stages, a dance tent and 16 indoor venues with nearly 150 artists.  Weekend Passes to the event are $40 through August 31st.

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Bonnaroo Festival 2012, TennesseeMORE ADDITIONS TO THE LINE UP  & PHISH TO PLAY 2 SETS AT BONNAROO 2012!

Organizers have added a few more artists to the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup including the 13-piece C.U.B.A orchestra will join Rodrigo y Gabriela for a rare performance on the main stage.

Artists announced today are – Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A, Sam Bush Band, Michael Kiwanuka and Black Box Revelation

Also revealed today is that Phish’s performance at Bonnaroo this year will feature two full sets!   The schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more info!

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Bonnaroo Festival 2012, TennesseeBONNAROO COMEDY LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

A big part of the sensory-assaulting tradition of Bonnaroo comes with the punch-line pyrotechnics at the Comedy Theatre. Who likes laughter? Who likes air conditioning? Climb on into the Bonnaroo Comedy Theatre and you just might find ’em both…

In association with Comedy Central, organizers invite you to check out some of the country’s best hucksters that’ll be on hand to give the guy in the patchwork pants a hard time and most likely crack a quip or two at the expense of some neon-clad college kids – Aziz Ansari, Steven Wright, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Reggie Watts, World Champion, Judah Freidlander, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O’Connell, Ali Wong, Kyle Kinane

That’s right, Colin Hay of Men at Work fame. His solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious and poignant stories told from a point of view familiar to anyone who knows his music.

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You asked for more so here you go! We are excited to have the artists below joining the Bonnaroo 2012 line up  – DANZIG LEGACY – featuring music by Danzig, Samhain and Danzig/Doyle performing The Misfits
, Puscifer, Santigold, The Temper Trap, fun, The Cave Singers

Check back for more updates soon, including a full comedy lineup.

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Beale Street Music Festival TennesseeBEALE STREET 2012 LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Taking place from the 4th – 6th May in Memphis, Beale Street Music Festival has announced its frost acts for 2012 – check them out!

Jane’s Addiction, Florence + The Machine, Wiz Khalifa, Evanescence, My Morning Jacket, Pitbull, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Al Green, Kenny Wayne Sheperd, The Civil Wars, Buddy Guy, Megadeth, Girl Talk, Primus, Anthony Hamilton, The Head and the Heart, Herbie Hancock and his band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lupe Fiasco, Need to Breathe, Bush, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Johnny Winter, Dr. Dog, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Three 6 Mafia, Jerry Lee Lewis, Black Lips, The Cult, Childish Gambino, Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood, Yo Gotti, Coheed & Cambria, Benard Allison, North Mississippi All Stars, Volbeat, Breathe Carolina, Sponge Cola, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition, Will Tucker, Drew Holcolmb & The Neighbors, Son Volt, Cold War Kids, Big K.R.I.T., Victor Wainwright, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, Larry McCray, Valerie June, The Bo-Keys Prosevere, Black Stone Cherry, Zoogma, Old 97’s, Alexis P. Suter Band, The Nighthawks, Duke Robillard

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Bonnaroo Festival 2012, TennesseeTHE BONNAROO 2012 LINE UP IS FINALLY HERE!

This year’s Bonnaroo festival returns to Manchester, Tennessee for the 11th time from the 7th – 10th June 2012.  That’s four days and 700 acres of art, workshops, vendors, top-notch comedians — remember, we nabbed John Waters in a skull-printed blazer — and, of course, more than 150 of your favorite musicians. Plus, room for everyone to crash. Like you had to ask.

Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at noon EST on Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets. Just hurry. And don’t forget you can pickup the brand new Bonnaroo Book while you’re at it.

What? Who’s playing? – Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks), Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster The People, Skrillex, Aziz, Ansari, Dispatch, Feist, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Superjam and so much more to come!

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Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, and Rascal Flatts will all be part of the all-star lineup set to perform during the nightly concerts at LP Field during the four-day festival. Previously announced performers for the LP Field lineup include Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and the Band Perry.

The 2012 CMA Music Festival marks the 41st anniversary since the event started. With each passing year, it has continued to grow and feature the hottest stars currently in the country music format, as well as some surprise guests from time to time.

This year’s event is set to take place from Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th in the heart of downtown Nashville. Fans have already been reserving their spots for the nightly concerts, as tickets are currently on sale.

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Taking place from the 16th – 18th September the Bristol Rhythm and Roots organizers have announced this year’s line up in full!

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Along with Bonnaroo veterans Galactic and G. Love & Special Sauce, the legendary reggae group Black Uhuru, one of punk rock’s finest, NOFX, and the critically acclaimed Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub among others, organizers are also thrilled to bring you their most eclectic comedy lineup to date. See the full list of additions below, and look for the schedule in the coming weeks.

Artists Additions! – NOFX, Galactic, G. Love & Special Sauce, Black Uhuru, Shpongle Presents Shpongletron Experience, Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub, Allen Toussaint (w Dr. John and The Original Meters), Anthony B, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Ben Sollee, Graveyard, Dennis Coffey, Forro in the Dark, The Knux, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Futurebirds, Hangaii

Comedy Lineup! – Lewis Black, 420 Comedy Blaze hosted by Cheech Marin featuring Ralphie May, the stars of Workaholics and more, John Waters, Henry Rollins, Henson Alternative’s Stuffed & Unstrung, The League (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Jon Lajoie, Stephen Rannazzisi), Donald Glover, The Gregory Brothers, Kathleen Madigan, Eugene Mirman, Ted Alexandro, Tim Minchin, Tig Notaro, Hannibal Buress, Craig Baldo, Nate Bargatze

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It’s that time again and tour organisers have added Madina Lane, Continental, Jacks Mannequin, Permanent Bastards, Rapid Decline, Street Dogs, The Steelwells

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