Bonnaroo 2013: Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan; tickets on sale Saturday

Paul McCartney performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, May 23, 2011. 
Victor R. Caivano, Associated Press

Photo by Victor R. Caivano, Associated Press

Paul McCartney performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, May 23, 2011. Victor R. Caivano, Associated Press

Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mumford and Sons, Wu-Tang Clan, Bjork and Wilco will be some of the headlining performers at Bonnaroo 2013. The line-up for more than 100 artists was announced between 1 and 2 p.m. Tuesday on Bonnaroo’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/bonnaroo365).

The 2013 line-up is consistent with line-ups in the past, combining old legends with young acts and a wild mix of genres, as well as concerts seen as one-of-a-kind events. One of the events in the 2013 line-up is a jam featuring Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), John Oates (of Hall and Oates), Zigaboo Modeliste (of legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and others.

Wu-Tang Clan

Photo by Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

R. Kelly reaches out to his fans during his performance at the Tennessee Theatre on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 during the Single Ladies Tour.

Photo by Saul Young

R. Kelly reaches out to his fans during his performance at the Tennessee Theatre on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 during the Single Ladies Tour.

Wilco performs at the 20th anniversary Farm Aid concert, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at the Tweeter Center, in Tinley Park, Ill. The day-long concert is the culmination of a week of events to benefit family farmers. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

Photo by Brian Kersey/Associated Press

Wilco performs at the 20th anniversary Farm Aid concert, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at the Tweeter Center, in Tinley Park, Ill. The day-long concert is the culmination of a week of events to benefit family farmers. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

Icelandic artist Bjork performs on the Chapiteau stage, during the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

Photo by AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini

Icelandic artist Bjork performs on the Chapiteau stage, during the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

Mumford and Sons plays on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Photo by Adam Brimer

Mumford and Sons plays on the Which Stage at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Tom Petty performs with The Heartbreakers during a stop on his summer tour at Madison Square Garden Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Photo by Jason DeCrow/Associated Press

Tom Petty performs with The Heartbreakers during a stop on his summer tour at Madison Square Garden Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

McCartney, of course, is the biggest name in the event. One of only two surviving Beatles, McCartney has been active on the touring circuit recently. Considering that headline acts often have special guests appear with them, there’s always the hope that McCartney could have fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr as a guest, marking a rare appearance that the two have appeared on stage together.

Bonnaroo began in 2002 on the same farmland in Manchester, Tenn., where it has been held ever since. The festival was an immediate success and draws between 70,000 and 90,000 music fans to Coffee County each year. This year’s festival will be held June 13-16. The festival has become one of the most successful festivals in the world.

Previous headlining acts have included Radiohead, The Police, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Metallica, Phish, Widespread Panic, Tool and Bruce Springsteen.

Related database:Bonnaroo through the years

Other acts performing this year include: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, R. Kelly, ZZ Top, A$AP Rocky, Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Amadou & Mariam, Matt & Kim, Dirty Projectors, 1980s star Billy Idol and comedian Daniel Tosh.

Over the past few years the line-up announcement has been made in a variety of unusual ways, including once letting the artists themselves announce their appearances through social media. Weird Al Yankovic was enlisted as host of this year’s announcement, and let callers viewing YouTube announce many of the acts as the event streamed live. Approximately 17,000 viewers were watching early in the announcement.

A significant number of tickets were sold last year at a discount price, prior to any information on which artists would perform. Regular tickets go on sale at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at www.bonnaroo.com. Ticket prices are tiered with prices escalating after a designated number of tickets are sold. Prices are $260.80, $280.80 and $295.80, plus shipping charges. VIP packages are available for $1,530.40, per pair, plus shipping charges. Various add-on packages are available. Tickets regularly sell out before the festival begins.

A complete list of Bonnaroo acts announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19

Paul McCartney

Mumford & Sons

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Björk

Wilco

Pretty Lights

R. Kelly

Wu-Tang Clan

Daniel Tosh

The National

The Lumineers

David Byrne & St. Vincent

Passion Pit

The xx

Kendrick Lamar

Grizzly Bear

Animal Collective

Of Monsters and Men

Nas

ZZ Top

Beach House

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Cat Power

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes

A$AP Rocky

Jim James

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Tame Impala

SUPERJAMS:

Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!

Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests

Boys Noize

Glen Hansard

Gov’t Mule

Gaslight Anthem

Portugal. The Man

Wolfgang Gartner

Billy Idol

Sam Bush & Del McCoury

Dwight Yoakam

Foals

Porter Robinson

Local Natives

Matt & Kim

Dirty Projectors

Trombone Shorty

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension

Noam Pikelny & Friends

Amadou & Mariam

Alt-J

Father John Misty

Baroness

The Tallest Man On Earth

Walk The Moon

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

A-Trak

The Vaccines

Earl Sweatshirt

Paper Diamond

Holy Ghost!

Divine Fits

Mike Birbiglia

Purity Ring

Swans

Frank Turner

Big K.R.I.T.

Allen Stone

Cults

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Fatoumata Diawara

Two Gallants

The Sheepdogs

Four Tet

Calexico

Japandroids

Death Grips

Conspirator

Wild Nothing

AraabMUZIK

John Fullbright

Django Django

HAIM

Killer Mike

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Action Bronson

Clockwork

twenty | one | pilots

Reptar

DIIV

Milo Greene

Lord Huron

Futurebirds

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Charli XCX

JEFF The Brotherhood

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Sea Wolf

JD McPherson

Trixie Whitley

Deap Vally

Patrick Watson

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers

The Stepkids

Aoife O’Donovan

Bombino

Bernhoft

Matthew E. White

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Comments » 4

Mithrasana writes:

In the 6th paragraph, you mistakenly wrote Macklemore and Ryan Kelly instead of Ryan Lewis. :)

So excited! How many opportunities does a person have to see Sir Paul McCartney? I had no plans of going, but I'll definitely be there now!

iamapotatohead writes:

I want to go.

Sand_Pebble (Inactive) writes:

in response to Mithrasana:

In the 6th paragraph, you mistakenly wrote Macklemore and Ryan Kelly instead of Ryan Lewis. :)

So excited! How many opportunities does a person have to see Sir Paul McCartney? I had no plans of going, but I'll definitely be there now!

I feel the same way about seeing McCartney performing in person at least once in my life but I seen him on T.V at the Rock in Rio 2011 show and on SNL over the holidays and the guy is too old to be performing. I felt bad for him both times. No energy, hardly moving and no facial expressions. I bet I would have felt the same watching Mohamed Ali in his later years fighting, nice to see him in person but not to take a beating.

Shmohawk writes:

in response to Sand_Pebble:

I feel the same way about seeing McCartney performing in person at least once in my life but I seen him on T.V at the Rock in Rio 2011 show and on SNL over the holidays and the guy is too old to be performing. I felt bad for him both times. No energy, hardly moving and no facial expressions. I bet I would have felt the same watching Mohamed Ali in his later years fighting, nice to see him in person but not to take a beating.

Don't go by those brief TV appearances. I saw Sir Paul perform an entire concert in 2009 in Atlanta, and he was incredible. He played for over 2.5 hours nonstop. He sounded great, had great energy for his advanced age, and was funny in his occasional banter with the crowd. He played most of the biggest Beatles hits, several Wings songs (which I like), and several later years solo songs. The crowd sing-along at Bonnaroo during "Hey Jude" will be a beautiful moment.

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