The Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will be unveiled in a brand new way on Tuesday, just as the annual music & arts festival's website recently overhauled its design. Now in its 11th year, Bonnaroo has partnered up with Spotify for an exclusive artist announcement on the music streaming service.
The announcement came via Twitter on Monday afternoon:
So any 'Roo-goer who didn't have a Spotify account before this announcement should sign up for at least the free version to follow the lineup announcement as it rolls out. It should be a very cool way of unveiling the acts, considering how it will surely integrate Spotify music streaming capabilities into the artists as they reveal themselves to everyone watching along.
Though the lineup has not been officially released yet, there's still been guarantees, semi-confirmations, rumors, clues, fake lineups, and just pure speculation.
The festival's top message board Inforoo.org has its own "Insider"Â—that is, the one who has predicted the headliners consistently without reporting false ones. In other words, she knows. This year's semi-confirmed headliners through "Insider" are Radiohead, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a fourth big act that "Insider" says is "not so much a current" big act.
Who could that fourth headliner be? The Beach Boys are a strong guess, as is Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Bruce Springsteen is headlining the Isle of Wight festival right around the same time, which all-but rules him out. Paul McCartney...Well, that would be epic to add him to what's already confirmed. But Paul hasn't been ruled out.
Whoever that big act turns out to be, it will surely bring excitement to the thousands of people they can fit into the massive field before the main stage, as the headliners have been in recent years. With Radiohead and Phish returning, the Chili Peppers making a huge dÃ©but at the festival and many other artists heavily rumored, Bonnaroo 2012 is already looking like the lineup announcement will deliver on its promise of big things.
(Photo by Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (www.bonnaroo.com) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)