Widespread Panic Closing Bonnaroo 2008

We’ve gotten a bunch of festival updates lately as the summer vacation planning starts to heat up, and we’ll probably do a post on that random stuff sometime in the next day or so. I didn’t want to wait on this announcement, though. I wanted to drop it like it was hot. Do the kids still say that sorta thing these days?

We just caught wind that Widespread Panic is going to be the festival finale at Bonnaroo 2008, one band sure to keep the jambanders happy and content with the continually diversifying lineup. Paul just caught these guys in NYC for two nights and Andrew just caught the final night of their run here in Chicago (photos on that coming soon), so we happen to be pretty psyched to see these guys still carrying the jamband torch in a scene that clearly needs a few more heavy-hitters to keep the feeling alive after Phish left us.

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  1. Excellent additions. On top of Widespread ending the festival Les Claypool got added. This deffinetly feels like classic Bonnaroo so I’m excited. They should add Papadosio as a late night show and then it would really be amazing.

  2. Excellent additions. On top of Widespread ending the festival Les Claypool got added. This deffinetly feels like classic Bonnaroo so I’m excited. They should add Papadosio as a late night show and then it would really be amazing.

  3. Classic Bonnaroo? No offense Luke, but what kinda crack are you on?

    Pearl Jam
    Metallica
    Kanye West

    Nothing of that has any feeling whatsoever of “classic Bonnaroo”.

    Sure there are some great smaller acts, but nothing compared to the first year. Of course Widespread is going to be there, no surprise there. Have they ever not been there (other than when they were on break)?

    ok, my rants over

  4. Classic Bonnaroo? No offense Luke, but what kinda crack are you on?

    Pearl Jam
    Metallica
    Kanye West

    Nothing of that has any feeling whatsoever of “classic Bonnaroo”.

    Sure there are some great smaller acts, but nothing compared to the first year. Of course Widespread is going to be there, no surprise there. Have they ever not been there (other than when they were on break)?

    ok, my rants over

  5. Oh I am not saying that the lineup stacks up to rothbury, 10k, summercamp, waka, langerado, or all good. But each year I still wait for the Bonnaroo lineup hoping it will be return to greatness and I am constantly disappointed. Atleast this artist announcement is some hope they havent lost the jamband spirit.

  6. Oh I am not saying that the lineup stacks up to rothbury, 10k, summercamp, waka, langerado, or all good. But each year I still wait for the Bonnaroo lineup hoping it will be return to greatness and I am constantly disappointed. Atleast this artist announcement is some hope they havent lost the jamband spirit.

  7. Return to greatness? You’d think this festival was 20 years old with that kind of elitist babble.

    MMJ? Allman (originally)? Willie? WSP for the billionth time (heck it was only three years ago when WSP headlined TWO nights)?

    So they diversify on the upper end, still have a killer middle and a constantly increasing (and divergent) undercard and they have somehow made the festival worse?

  8. Return to greatness? You’d think this festival was 20 years old with that kind of elitist babble.

    MMJ? Allman (originally)? Willie? WSP for the billionth time (heck it was only three years ago when WSP headlined TWO nights)?

    So they diversify on the upper end, still have a killer middle and a constantly increasing (and divergent) undercard and they have somehow made the festival worse?

  9. don’t forget Jack Johnson! Bonnaroo is the perfect place to listen to Jack. btw, you can win 2 free tickets and cash to Bonnaroo at ourstage.com.

  10. don’t forget Jack Johnson! Bonnaroo is the perfect place to listen to Jack. btw, you can win 2 free tickets and cash to Bonnaroo at ourstage.com.

  11. ROO BABY!! One thing I’ve learned from attending festivals is that I’m not typically there for the headliners. Its all about the up and coming and smaller bands. I suggest checking out bands on myspace/online before you call this lineup crappy or say that Roo is disappointing.

  12. ROO BABY!! One thing I’ve learned from attending festivals is that I’m not typically there for the headliners. Its all about the up and coming and smaller bands. I suggest checking out bands on myspace/online before you call this lineup crappy or say that Roo is disappointing.

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