Old and new British acts headline this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Sir Paul McCartney will be joined by English bluegrass superstars Mumford & Sons during the four-day festival in Manchester, Tenn., June 13-16.
They will be joined by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, R. Kelly, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, The National, The xx, Nas, ZZ Top and comedian Daniel Tosh.
The festival, which was first held on the 700-acre farm in 2002, will play host to 125 musical acts and more than 20 comedians performing on 13 stages.
The lineup was announced live by Weird Al Yankovic, who also will perform at the event.
Tickets go back on sale at noon Saturday on the bonnaroo.com website. More acts will be announced in the future.
Other announced acts include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose video "Thrift Shop" has been seen by more than 111 million viewers on youtube.com.
Also on the lineup are Animal Collective, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit and Grizzly Bear, Of Monsters and Men, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Gaslight Anthem, Sam Bush & Del McCoury, Trombone Shorty and the one-off Soul Superjam, featuring Jim James, John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...