Bonnaroo 2008 Coverage

So, big news. Ginormous, spectacular, amazing news. Everyone gather ’round.

Aural States will be going to Bonnaroo (full schedule). In a stroke of divine providence, last week we were granted the vaunted media bracelet aka the blue glittery band of the Gods (or just artist access, free tix, A/C, free bottled water).

More specifically, it’s just me going. So here’s the coverage I have planned in my inhuman rampage to catch every artist possible in an aural gorging the likes of which have never been seen.

Any readers want to hear about an artist I don’t have penciled in? Feel free to suggest an artist I should check out in the comments, keeping in mind this is a festival setting and not a club.

I left out quite a few people I’ve seen before, like Gogol Bordello. I was thinking about injecting some levity in there with a trip to the comedy tent, but then it felt wrong to miss music for that. And Chris Rock is on the stage too so without further ado…my ungodly schedule thus far:

Thursday June 12
7:15-8:15PM – Grand Ole Party
8:30-9:00PM – MGMT
9:00-10:00PM – Weather Underground
10:00-11:00PM – Battles
11:30-12:45PM – Vampire Weekend
12:45-sleep – Porter-Batiste-Stoltz

Friday June 13
1:15-2:00PM – Jose Gonzalez
2:30-3:45PM- Tegan & Sara
3:45-5:00PM – Bluegrass All-Stars feat. Bela Fleck (!!!!!!)
5:00-6:30PM – Raconteurs
6:30-8:00PM – Willie Nelson
7:45-8:45PM – Chris Rock
9:00-11:30PM – Metallica
12:00-3:00AM – My Morning Jacket

Saturday June 14
1:30-2:45PM – Sharon Jones
2:45-4:00PM – Abigail Washburn
4:00-5:15PM – Mastodon
5:30-7:00PM – B.B. King
7:00-8:00PM – Iron & Wine
8:00-9:45PM – Kanye West
10:15-12:15AM – Pearl Jam
12:15-1:00AM – The Coup
1:00-3:00AM – Sigur Ros

Sunday June 15
1:30-2:45PM – Israel Vibration
3:00-4:00PM – Dirty-Dozen Brass Band
4:15-5:30PM – Aimee Mann
6:15-7:45PM – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
8:45-11:30PM – Widespread Panic

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MP3: Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook

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MP3: My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges

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6 Responses to “Bonnaroo 2008 Coverage”

  1. Bridget says:

    I.AM.SO.EXCITED. I’m literally drooling over this year’s schedule. It’s pretty intense. More intense than year’s past, in my opinion, simply because of the sheer magnitude. The late night shows are more intense and more awesome than ever before (plus, there’s more than ever). I have a feeling I’ll be running all over the place this year. My prep has officially begun: http://tinyurl.com/5pcfgf

  2. Heather says:

    You are ridiculous. And I kind of hate you. :p


  3. kristy says:

    so awesome

  4. Justin says:

    Weak! You should def. check out the Superdrag, Broken Social Scene, Mason Jennings, Rogue Wave, Cat Power and Against Me! sets.

    Congrats on that amazing luck btw. Looking forward to the review.

  5. Karen says:

    i hate you! but i love you. have an amazing time.

  6. Bender says:

    You really shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see Against Me! They’re an incredible punk band who preach a great message. Spin also awarded them album of the year, last year. You can catch them from 2:15-3:30, Saturday, on That Stage. Maybe we’ll get lucky and Tegan will duet w/them. See you all at The Roo!

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