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Bonnaroo will announce 2013 lineup Feb. 19

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:55 am

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival released a statement last week that its lineup announcement will be made live this year, leaving many festival fanatics’ anticipation levels on high.


Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke sings on the What Stage at Bonnaroo Friday night. Radiohead played an 18-song set followed by two lengthy encores to headline the 2012 festival. (staff photo by Josh Peterson

That announcement, that was absent a time or date for an the actual unveiling, left fans hungry for more and Bonnaroo fed that appetite Tuesday by announcing that the lineup will be unveiled at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

According to a press release from the festival, this year’s lineup – the 12th for the festival– will be made live for the first time ever on Bonnaroo’s 365 YouTube channel –

The one-hour event will be hosted by famous parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic and will include the lineup announcement, classic Bonnaroo performances, in-studio performances, surprises and giveaways.

The 12th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 13-16 at Great Stage Park in Coffee County. The festival began in 2002 and has drawn approximately 80,000 to Manchester every June with music headliners that have included Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Eminem, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Police, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic.