With the Summer months approaching, those without access to an obnoxious amount of cash-money must ask themselves a very important question ... Which festival would I rather drop hundreds of dollars on? As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, the billings for this year's Bonnaroo and Coachella have been announced, both sporting a wide variety of stellar musical acts. Whether you're in the mood to meet "The Boss" or a Beatle, these consistently immaculate gatherings have something to offer every rock-ophile. So, to help you along in your travels, here are the lineups for Bonnaroo and Coachella.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello, Erykah Badu, Paul Oakenfold, Ben Harper and Relentless7, The Mars Volta, TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gov't Mule, Andrew Bird, Merle Haggard, MGMT, moe., The Decemberists, Girl Talk, Bon Iver, Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Galactic, Band of Horses, The Del McCoury Band, of Montreal, Allen Toussaint, Coheed and Cambria, Booker T & the DBTs, David Grisman Quintet, Lucinda Williams, Animal Collective, Gomez, Neko Case, Down, Jenny Lewis, Santogold, Robert Earl Keen, Citizen Cope, Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, The Ting Tings, Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Kaki King, Grizzly Bear, King Sunny Adé, Okkervil River, St. Vincent Zac Brown Band, Raphael Saadiq, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Crystal Castles, Tift Merritt, Brett Dennen, Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue, Toubab Krewe, People Under the Stairs, Alejandro Escovedo, Vieux Farka Touré, Elvis Perkins In Dearland, Cherryholmes, Yeasayer, Todd Snider, Chairlift, Portugal. The Man., Midnite,
The SteelDrivers, The Knux, The Low Anthem, Delta Spirit, A.A. Bondy, The Lovell Sisters, Alberta Cross
Paul McCartney, The Killers, The Cure, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst, Beirut, Girl Talk, M. Ward, Crystal Castles, Buraka Som Sistema, the Hold Steady, TV On The Radio, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Superchunk, Liars, Blitzen Trapper, Gang Gang Dance, Tinariwen, Ida Maria, Mastodon, Hercules & Love Affair, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, PB&J, Antony, Lykke Li, Okkervil, Fucked Up, No Age, Vivan Girls, Gaslight Anthem, Silversun Pickups, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Connor Oberst, the Black Keys, the Crystal Method, We Are Scientists, M. Ward, Henry Rollins, Turbonegro, Peter Bjorn and John, Lupe Fiasco, Anthony & the Johnsons, Public Enemy, The Kills, and some others which can be seen here
So, which will you be buying? An airline ticket to Tennessee or California. Either way, you're guaranteed an ill-tastic show and a pretty decent hit to your bank account. Personally, I think I'll start digging in the couch cushions for that spot at Bonnaroo.
Bonnaroo tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 7th, for $225. Coachella tickets are on sale now, 3-day passes are priced at $270 while a single day is marked at $100.
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