Bonnaroo 2007 | Lineup Rumors

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There are a few music festivals that stir up the rumor mill pretty hard each year, and Bonnaroo is definitely part of that group…

We haven’t been down to Bonnaroo since my ’04 Sun Poisoning Debacle, but that still doesn’t stop us from asking the internet the following questions…

tent cityWho’s going to headline? Who’s going to get the late-night spots? Who’d be perfect for a late-night spot that I’d like to see play? Who’s going to guest with who? What kind of bio-diesel fuel vehicles are going to show up? Who’s playing the comedy tent?

You can’t really blame the fans for this rampant pre-planning that ultimately goes nowhere; rumors are only rumors until they announce the official lineup. Given the fact that the officially lineup normally carries like 1,500 bands or something insane like that, it’s fairly easy to guess a couple music festival heavies that will surely end up on that list. The Wikipedia entry on Bonnaroo is normally our guide here: My Morning Jacket, Guster, Tea Leaf Green, Ryan Adams, Wilco, etc.

You have to assume that at least half of those bands will get added in the end, which could be partially due to the fact that the Wikipedia entry is already brimming with rumors that Superfly is most certainly aware of already. “Oh — they think Sufjan Stevens is going to be there. Hmm…did we talk to his people yet?”

that tent bonnaroo 2004Or maybe, just maybe — they say “Oh…they think we’re booking Arcade Fire? Just to show them up, we’ll book The Decemberists instead…”

Who the hell knows, really. It’s all half-assed speculation at this point until that lineup actuallys gets posted.

One thing is certain, though — my inbox keeps filling up with the hopes and dreams of other fans that think one major headliner will surely turn heads when they’re announced as one of the big dogs on the bill: Pearl Jam. I’ve got it on fairly good authority that they’re going to be there, but for now, call it what it needs to be called — a rumor.

I’ll update the *for sure, bra*‘s as they come in…

Bonnaroo 2007 Lineup Rumors (updated today with early lineup leak)…

The Police
Tool
Widespread Panic
The White Stripes
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Flaming Lips
Wilco
Manu Chao
The String Cheese Incident
Franz Ferdinand
Bob Weir & Ratdog
Damien Rice
Ween
The Roots
Gov’t Mule
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
The Decemberists
Kings of Leon
Spearhead
Wolfmother
Regina Spektor
The Black Keys
DJ Shadow
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Spoon
Keller Williams
Sasha & Digweed
STS9
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Hold Steady
Galactic
Lily Allen
North Mississippi Allstars
Fountains Of Wayne
Hot Tuna
Feist
Hot Chip
John Butler Trio
Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Aesop Rock
The Richard Thompson Band
Xavier Rudd
Tortoise
T-Bone Burnett
Mavis Staples
Clutch
Cold War Kids
Paolo Nutini
Brazilian Girls
RX Bandits
The Slip
Girl Talk
Railroad Earth
Martha Wainright
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Annuals
Tea Leaf Green
Sam Roberts Band
Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Charlie Louven
Sonya Kitchell
Apollo Sunshine
Ryan Shaw
Uncle Earl
The National
The Little Ones

  • jon

    as we say in lextown, ahhh triizzz. got my tix all ready!

  • jon

    as we say in lextown, ahhh triizzz. got my tix all ready!

  • joshua caleb

    wish list: martin Sexton

  • joshua caleb

    wish list: martin Sexton

  • Jonathan

    I’m wondering if jeremy has heard any more about the pink floyd rumor. that would be very interesting and top off the summer very nicely

  • Jonathan

    I’m wondering if jeremy has heard any more about the pink floyd rumor. that would be very interesting and top off the summer very nicely

  • Jeremy

    I havent heard any more about the Pink Floyd thing other than Bonnaroo is wanting to get them signed in time to introduce them for the second round of bands. crossing my fingers. im also crossing my fingers for bonnaroo to let My Morning Jacket open for them. From what ive heard that was the original plan before other things happened. Ill keep posted as i hear.

  • Jeremy

    I havent heard any more about the Pink Floyd thing other than Bonnaroo is wanting to get them signed in time to introduce them for the second round of bands. crossing my fingers. im also crossing my fingers for bonnaroo to let My Morning Jacket open for them. From what ive heard that was the original plan before other things happened. Ill keep posted as i hear.

  • Jonathan

    I heard that MMJ wont even be playing at bonnaroo this year. do you know when the 2nd announcment will be? hopefully soon! they are all ready on the 3rd tier of ticket sales so hopefully its within the next week or two

  • Jonathan

    I heard that MMJ wont even be playing at bonnaroo this year. do you know when the 2nd announcment will be? hopefully soon! they are all ready on the 3rd tier of ticket sales so hopefully its within the next week or two

  • Smoke and reason

    Tool and pearl jam are great.

    But RADIOHEAD! is worth my $200.

  • Smoke and reason

    Tool and pearl jam are great.

    But RADIOHEAD! is worth my $200.

  • bria

    Any substantial info on My Morning jacket?

  • bria

    Any substantial info on My Morning jacket?

  • Jonathan

    I dont know if you guys ever get on the inforoo site but there is a lot of good info about all the bands that will be there and the rumored ones etc .

  • Jonathan

    I dont know if you guys ever get on the inforoo site but there is a lot of good info about all the bands that will be there and the rumored ones etc .

  • bizco17

    I don’t think the Pink Floyd rumors are true…for 2 reasons. 1st, they would have been in the initial line-up. Secondly, I looked at the Roger Waters website and it has him in Cali on the 13th 15th and the 16th….so I would doubt on seeing any Pink Floyd. It would be awesome though!

  • bizco17

    I don’t think the Pink Floyd rumors are true…for 2 reasons. 1st, they would have been in the initial line-up. Secondly, I looked at the Roger Waters website and it has him in Cali on the 13th 15th and the 16th….so I would doubt on seeing any Pink Floyd. It would be awesome though!

  • dick willie

    Has anyone heard any rumors of Taj Mahal or Steve Miller being added??

  • dick willie

    Has anyone heard any rumors of Taj Mahal or Steve Miller being added??