Bonnaroo 2007 | Lineup Rumors

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

  • mr. bigsby

    3 words: Zappa Plays Zappa
    If you’re not privy then get to it…….

  • mr. bigsby

    3 words: Zappa Plays Zappa
    If you’re not privy then get to it…….

  • pat

    MMJ will not be there, I got an email from them ,and they are taking hiatus on touring for this summer

  • pat

    MMJ will not be there, I got an email from them ,and they are taking hiatus on touring for this summer

  • buckwheat

    I would love to see Trey play bonnaroo again this year. The only other festival he is lined up to play is 10klf and thats a 20 hour drive for me…not saying I wont make the drive if worst comes to worst, but it would be nice for him to show up. As for tool, Hell yea! I’ve been listening to them forever and I cant think of a more mind blowing act. Pearl Jam would be killer, I dont know if I believe it or not, but that would rock the house (farm).

  • buckwheat

    I would love to see Trey play bonnaroo again this year. The only other festival he is lined up to play is 10klf and thats a 20 hour drive for me…not saying I wont make the drive if worst comes to worst, but it would be nice for him to show up. As for tool, Hell yea! I’ve been listening to them forever and I cant think of a more mind blowing act. Pearl Jam would be killer, I dont know if I believe it or not, but that would rock the house (farm).

  • Jeremy

    Is Les Claypool going to come to my home town this year? i have not noticed him in the line-up yet…and yes i do live in Manchester, TN year round and its amazing!

  • Jeremy

    Is Les Claypool going to come to my home town this year? i have not noticed him in the line-up yet…and yes i do live in Manchester, TN year round and its amazing!

  • Jeremy

    I can not even begin to imagine a Bonnaroo without Les…

  • Jeremy

    I can not even begin to imagine a Bonnaroo without Les…

  • happyhooker

    i just think it sucks that they are going to chain everyone down at the tool show, forcing even the gentlest soul to sit through the torturous music, instead of just letting those who wish to choose NOT to see that one particular band and hang out at camp instead. Oh, wait. everyone does have that option. that knowledge, somehow, makes a difference.

    so whatever, the good folks at bonnaroo made some serious choices this year, and are bringing in some more “mainstream” sounds. Hm. i’m surprised it didnt happen sooner. mtv bought into bonnaroo (what?) so this was bound to happen. and as ‘mainstream” as tool may be,
    it’s not like they are booking snow patrol or good charlotte or someone like that. at least the guys in tool are clearly committed to what they do, musically, and we should at least give them respect for that. when people talk smack about phish to me, i ask them for the same respect– you don’t have to like it, but respect who and what they are as musicians.

    As far as the fans mixing together– it could be kind of rough, but your average tool fan isnt going to pay for a ticket and camp for four days just to see tool.

    and maybe the tool fans who do show up will get to hear and see and experience some new music and culture.

    doesn’t sound so bad.

    i’m stoked.
    see ya there…..

  • happyhooker

    i just think it sucks that they are going to chain everyone down at the tool show, forcing even the gentlest soul to sit through the torturous music, instead of just letting those who wish to choose NOT to see that one particular band and hang out at camp instead. Oh, wait. everyone does have that option. that knowledge, somehow, makes a difference.

    so whatever, the good folks at bonnaroo made some serious choices this year, and are bringing in some more “mainstream” sounds. Hm. i’m surprised it didnt happen sooner. mtv bought into bonnaroo (what?) so this was bound to happen. and as ‘mainstream” as tool may be,
    it’s not like they are booking snow patrol or good charlotte or someone like that. at least the guys in tool are clearly committed to what they do, musically, and we should at least give them respect for that. when people talk smack about phish to me, i ask them for the same respect– you don’t have to like it, but respect who and what they are as musicians.

    As far as the fans mixing together– it could be kind of rough, but your average tool fan isnt going to pay for a ticket and camp for four days just to see tool.

    and maybe the tool fans who do show up will get to hear and see and experience some new music and culture.

    doesn’t sound so bad.

    i’m stoked.
    see ya there…..

  • Parker

    If you don’t know the Kings of Leon by now you sure will, they are the reason i am going. Everyone should go out and “get” their cd’s and a new one coming out, “Because of the times”

  • Parker

    If you don’t know the Kings of Leon by now you sure will, they are the reason i am going. Everyone should go out and “get” their cd’s and a new one coming out, “Because of the times”

  • dick willie

    I’m not really familiar with any of the lineup “additions” Has anybody heard of any bigger name acts that they haven’t released yet?

  • dick willie

    I’m not really familiar with any of the lineup “additions” Has anybody heard of any bigger name acts that they haven’t released yet?

  • Deeg

    Looks like Pete Yorn is playing the roo this year. http://www.peteyorn.com/

  • Deeg

    Looks like Pete Yorn is playing the roo this year. http://www.peteyorn.com/

  • JOE

    To the person that posted the Tool lyrics, what is your point?

    To just take lyrics out of context and use that as a way of showing how “evil”/ “voilent” they are is just dumb.

    The first set of lyrics describes how people are addicted to violence in the news. It is in no way promoting violence, in fact it is attacking the fact that every night on the news the first stories are all about violent acts and in a demented way, glorify it.

    I am sure I could go and find Greatful Dead lyrics and play the same game.

    IF you do not like Tool, that is fine. That is what is great about music. It allows diversity. If every band was only a jam band, music would become quite boring….

  • JOE

    To the person that posted the Tool lyrics, what is your point?

    To just take lyrics out of context and use that as a way of showing how “evil”/ “voilent” they are is just dumb.

    The first set of lyrics describes how people are addicted to violence in the news. It is in no way promoting violence, in fact it is attacking the fact that every night on the news the first stories are all about violent acts and in a demented way, glorify it.

    I am sure I could go and find Greatful Dead lyrics and play the same game.

    IF you do not like Tool, that is fine. That is what is great about music. It allows diversity. If every band was only a jam band, music would become quite boring….