Bonnaroo 2008 | Late-Night Sets and Artist Additions

With the initial Bonnaroo line-up announcement just about a month off the presses, they’ve now announced the late-night sets and made some artists additions. Check it out, if you haven’t already:

Late night sets:
My Morning Jacket
Phil Lesh & Friends

Artist Additions:
Cat Power
The Disco Biscuits
Zappa Plays Zappa
MSTRKRFT
Chromeo

Comedy Addition:
Chris Rock

Man, MMJ coming back for the late-night slot should be good times. The others are decent artist additions, but nothing terribly mind-blowing. Just a nice mix to keep all types of fans interested. It’s great to see the Disco Biscuits finally making it back to Bonnaroo — although, they really should have been included in one of those late-night spots too.

I also find it interesting that this festival continues to flesh out the comedians. They added Chris Rock! That’s just silly for some reason (no pun intended). They’ve really spread beyond the standard festival offerings to give fans a little something from all forms of entertainment.

By the way, is it me, or is the Bonnaroo website so much more ’60’s-era-hippie’ this year? What’s the deal with the pastels and the spewing mushroom fountain? It’s even more noticeable when they’ve got Pearl Jam and Metallica headlining. Seeing Eddie Vedder’s scowling mug below that pastel header just cracks me up for some reason.

So, anyone going? Anyone one the fence and suddenly won-over by Chris Rock? Talk to us.

  • Joe

    Bonnaroo’s music has changed thats for sure but being there the last three years the vibe has also changed. I got searched rediculously going into the concert area EVERY TIME and they even opened my ciggarette pack and took a J out and took it. BONNAROO IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. The undercovers are all over the place it just doesnt have the same feel. stick to the smaller festies if your looking to find what bonnaroo once was

  • Joe

    Bonnaroo’s music has changed thats for sure but being there the last three years the vibe has also changed. I got searched rediculously going into the concert area EVERY TIME and they even opened my ciggarette pack and took a J out and took it. BONNAROO IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. The undercovers are all over the place it just doesnt have the same feel. stick to the smaller festies if your looking to find what bonnaroo once was

  • Hippie

    Many people criticize Bonnaroo’s lineup this year as being a commercialized sell-out, drifting away from its original glory.

    Sure, they may have Metallica and Pearl Jam headlining, but there are actual jam bands there too. (And of course, Metallica and Pearl Jam are both incredible bands, so there’s no need to hate on them just because they’ve received commercial success, and their music is of a different genre than that which is typically associated with Bonnaroo. Led Zeppelin was also VERY commercialized, but I doubt that the critics would be bitching if they played.

    Also playing are THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, who are absolutely fucking incredible. Sure, Duane’s dead, but Greg ain’t, and Duane’s replacement guitarists, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are also legends in their own right. BB KING is playing. He’s the king of the blues, dammit!!! PHIL LESH, a founding member of the Grateful Dead is playing. LEVON HELM, the drummer and vocalist of The Band is playing (You know, the band that plays the song, “The Weight: Take a Load Off”.

    DEREK TRUCKS, one of THE best slide guitarists in the entire world is playing, as is his wife, Susan Tedeschi. She’s a younger version of Bonnie Raitt. She’s awesome! ROBERT PLANT of Led Zeppelin will be playing there with Allison Krauss. Sure, it ain’t like the good ol’ days when he was with Zeppelin, BUT STILL, ITS ROBERT FUCKING PLANT! Bob Marley’s son, Stephen Marley will be playing. Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil Zappa will be playing.

    There’s at least 5 of the all-time greatest guitarists of rock and blues that will be playing. Give me a fucking break…There’s tons of talent. Look a little further down Bonnaroo’s lineup and you’ll come across up-and-coming bands like Back Door Slam. Some of them are damn good.

    So, yes, the atmosphere has changed. There surely be more undercover cops this year, but the talent is still there.

  • Hippie

    Many people criticize Bonnaroo’s lineup this year as being a commercialized sell-out, drifting away from its original glory.

    Sure, they may have Metallica and Pearl Jam headlining, but there are actual jam bands there too. (And of course, Metallica and Pearl Jam are both incredible bands, so there’s no need to hate on them just because they’ve received commercial success, and their music is of a different genre than that which is typically associated with Bonnaroo. Led Zeppelin was also VERY commercialized, but I doubt that the critics would be bitching if they played.

    Also playing are THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, who are absolutely fucking incredible. Sure, Duane’s dead, but Greg ain’t, and Duane’s replacement guitarists, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are also legends in their own right. BB KING is playing. He’s the king of the blues, dammit!!! PHIL LESH, a founding member of the Grateful Dead is playing. LEVON HELM, the drummer and vocalist of The Band is playing (You know, the band that plays the song, “The Weight: Take a Load Off”.

    DEREK TRUCKS, one of THE best slide guitarists in the entire world is playing, as is his wife, Susan Tedeschi. She’s a younger version of Bonnie Raitt. She’s awesome! ROBERT PLANT of Led Zeppelin will be playing there with Allison Krauss. Sure, it ain’t like the good ol’ days when he was with Zeppelin, BUT STILL, ITS ROBERT FUCKING PLANT! Bob Marley’s son, Stephen Marley will be playing. Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil Zappa will be playing.

    There’s at least 5 of the all-time greatest guitarists of rock and blues that will be playing. Give me a fucking break…There’s tons of talent. Look a little further down Bonnaroo’s lineup and you’ll come across up-and-coming bands like Back Door Slam. Some of them are damn good.

    So, yes, the atmosphere has changed. There surely be more undercover cops this year, but the talent is still there.