February is always an exciting time of year to plan ahead for music festival season and this week has been a busy one around these parts. Everyone else is getting busy, too; it looks like the Bonnaroo website was just relaunched with a new set of 2012 graphics and a promise of an artist announcement coming sometime next week.
And yesterday, the internets came ablaze with a pretty shockingly close rendition of the artist lineup (new artwork!) we would expect out of the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup, even if it’s an obvious fake complete with a typo or two and a few big calls that really could be false (but would be ill if it actually went down, like Paul Simon doing Graceland in its entirety). This dude on the Inforoo.org boards was the genius behind it all (via Hidden Track).
It still got me psyched to see what actually comes out next week, and the three headliners on the top of the bill were exactly as we’ve seen confirmed elsewhere (like Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers) or heavily rumored and plausibly likely (Phish).
So we know that much (kinda): Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers for sure. Phish probably. The Word definitely. Skrillex likely (heh). And sure, why not Randy Newman? Belee dat!
Hot damn! Sign me up! If even 50% of this is real, we’re in for a treat at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival and we’d expect nothing less from this lineup this year. And now Consequence of Sound is putting money on Alice Cooper and Danzig being there as well! White Denim! Major Lazer! OMFG!
Will Phish do two sets and an encore just like they did at Outside Lands? Will Radiohead deliver another 3+ hour set following their triumphant 2006 performance? Will Randy Newman and Skrillex start a new side project?!
Drop some comments about what you think will go down this year and stay tuned for the official lineup announcement coming next week.