Bonnaroo Adds Musical Acts and Jokers

(PR) The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has added over a dozen musical acts and a full comedy program to its 2009 event, rounding out an already stellar lineup.

Updates include established artists such as Public Enemy and Ani DiFranco along with reggae mainstays the Itals and Wailing Souls, African superstars Amadou & Mariam, underground rapper Murs, metal favorites Shadows Fall and High on Fire, R&B ingénue Janelle Monáe, electronic soul duo Pretty Lights, bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, and Passion Pit, Hockey and White Rabbits.

In addition to its music programming, Bonnaroo will feature a host of national headlining comics in its ever-popular seated, air-conditioned comedy venue. The newly named "The Comedy Sweet," the tent will welcome late-night host Jimmy Fallon and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who will present "Bonnapoo 2009," a variety show with music, stand up, classic clips, unaired material, interviews and insults.


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Public Enemy
Andrew Bird
Band of Horses
Gov't Mule
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Ani DiFranco
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Robert Earl Keen
Shadows Fall
Tony Rice Unit
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
High on Fire
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé & the African Beats
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Passion Pit
Raphael Saadiq
Dillinger Escape Plan
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles
Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
Wailing Souls
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
The Itals
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
White Rabbits
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross
Janelle Monáe
Pretty Lights


Jimmy Fallon
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Presents Bonnapoo 2009
An Evening (or Afternoon) with the Daily Show featuring John Oliver & Rob Riggle
Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter
Aziz Ansari
Kristen Schaal
Arj Barker
Todd Barry
Rory Albanese
Wayne Federman
Nick Thune
Nick Kroll
Kurt Braunohler
Amy Schumer
Kumail Nanjiani
Pete Homes

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Add Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

"There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days," said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. "Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it's a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today's top metal and hardcore bands."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year's event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.


All That Remains, Between The Buried and Me, The Haunted, The Acacia Strain, Suffocation, August Burns Red, Napalm Death, Whitechapel, Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, After The Burial, Burning Human, Sylosis, Merauder, ABACABB Woe Of
Tyrants, Rose Funeral

2nd Stage
Cattle Decapitation, Veil Of Maya, Psyopus, Coliseum, Aggressive Dogs, The Miles Between, Decrepit Birth, Trap Them, Psycroptic, XTheWarX, Withered, Bison B.C.,
Left To Vanish

3rd Stage
Within The Ruins, The Destro, Shroud Of Bereavement, Brother Von Doom, We Were Gentlemen, Conqueror, Surrounded By Teeth, Pictures Of Winter, Half Hearted
Comeback, Underlying Truth, Mordisk


Lamb Of God, As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste, Emmure, Winds Of Plague, All Shall Perish, Austrian Death Machine,
IWrestledABearOnce, Thy Will Be Done, Architect, The Ghost I nside, Book Of Black Earth, Century, The Crimson Armada, Animals As Leaders, Acaro

2nd Stage
Have Heart, Terror, Shipwreck A.D., Cold World, Trapped Under Ice, Cruel Hand, The Carrier, This Is Hell, Energy, Unholy, Defeater, Dead Swans, Landmine

3rd Stage
Stray From The Path, Soldiers, Oceano, Catalepsy, Conducting From The Grave, Broadcast The Nightmare, Autumn Black, For Today, Black Teeth, This Or The

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