2/15/11 update: The Official Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup has been announced.

Summer is in full force this week as , Mountain Jam and an expected lineup are released this week…

The powers-that-be just kicked the Bonnaspeculation season into overdrive by offering up their first in a series of clues that will lead up to the great big initial announcement in about a month’s time. Many of these cloos were misleading last year, and it seemed like the was just pulling our legs on a few. But after all, has always been a great marketing force (even in the first year, when they relied almost strictly on word-of-), always adding something new to keep people like myself intrigued year-in-and-year-out The first clue immediately brings to mind the great , what are your thoughts?:

Clue #1 (courtesy of @Bonnaroo): A trip to space thwarted by a speckled lad’s demise. A watershed moment otherwise.

Not that Bonnaroo requires something like a big anniversary to pull out all the stops, but if the transformative Fifth Anniversary was any indication (2006–My personal favorite lineup, featuring , , , G.R.A.B., and ), this year AC Entertainment and Superfly will be pulling out all the stops. So here is my completely speculatory list of artists who might be appearing on the farm in from June 9-12 (one can wish, wonder, and wander towards the Good Road):

(reportedly going back on tour this summer, on hiatus since 2007 until the October appearance Phoenix at Garden and the killer cameo on TRON: Legacy)
& Roger Waters (Rumored to appear together at a mystery date on Waters’ The Wall Tour, although to my knowledge that has not occurred yet. One of these guys would more than suffice)

(Reportedly getting back together in ’11 minus retired guitarist John Frusciante)
or or
(There seems to be at least one band from this mainstream rock radio universe, could see this one happening new album, heavy in ’11. Would be a slight upgrade from KoL ’10, ’08).
(Just released their iPad album The Fall on Christmas and just today announced a new cartoon member of the band with a fishbowl head, named The Evangelist)
( North America this Spring and Summer)
w/ Guests (since Kanye in ’08 and Jay-Z last year, it could make sense with Detox coming out early-2011) or .
Furthur (No member of has played at Bonnaroo since 2008)
(set to release a new record in the first half of 2011, have not appeared at Bonnaroo since 2008, What or Which Stage would be likely. Already confirmed to be headlining and Mountain Jam the weekend before, so you know they will be already supporting the as-yet-named 6th LP)
(also have not appeared since 2008, a long time for the band holding the record for most headlining appearances. Also, 2011 is the band’s 25th Anniversary and last run until an indefinite hiatus)
(please bring back)
Robbie Robertson and Friends (New album out in 2011, first in 13 years)
The (have not done a proper tour since 2007 or appeared at Bonnaroo since that summer.)
The Avalanches (New Album due in 2011)

(with Hangover 2 coming out weeks before, could be this year’s big comedic headliner).
Florence &

A Tribe Called Quest
Umphrey’s McGee

(in some form)


Tom Tom Club


Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Two Door Cinema Club

M. Ward


No good basis, but maybe one day??

(if it’s on it could be troo)
Black Sabbath (Ozzy has been talking about getting the old band back together and recording a new album)
(everyone is healthy and alive, so why not bury the hatchet?)
Some formation of &
Rage Against (the time has come)
(doubt they would do it again)

Further Speculations/Confirmations

The Roots

(Confirmed return?)
(Reportedly Confirmed)
Modest Mouse


Who Do YOU Want to See in 2011?

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