Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, South By Southwest, Etc. 2007 Lineups Revealed; Info on Coachella, Lollapalooza, and more
Confirmed for June 7, 8, 9, and 10 in Lawrence, Kansas, with VIP and 4-day tickets going on sale Friday, January 12 at 10AM Central Time, Wakarusa 2007 will feature the following bands:
Yonder Mountain String Band
North Mississippi Allstars
Tea Leaf Green
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
. . .with many more to be announced later, meeting the website's promise of "70+ bands." The Slip is an interesting summer circuit addition, and I would suggest Alejandro Escovedo as the wildcard selection, not typically found on crunchy granola festival lineups. But a good choice.
The great state of Illinois will host both Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park from August 3 to August 5 (no lineup there yet) and Summer Camp Festival in Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe from May 25 to May 27! Summer Camp is a total crunch-fest, featuring "three nights with Moe" as well as Umphrey's Mcgee and Keller Williams.
As for the current summer jamfest titan, Bonnaroo 2007 doesn't have entirely verifiable confirmations, but rumors both solid and flimsy abound. The reputable sources (being the bands themselves, so try here and here) give The Cold War Kids and the John Butler Trio as confirmed members of the lineup. Lilly Allen lists herself as a maybe for both Bonnaroo and Coachella, but says she's definitely doing SXSW.
Speaking of Coachella, no lineup announcements, but as AGT has stated before, the festival will be from April 27 to April 29 in Indio, CA.
South by Southwest 2007 will hold its music festival from March 14 through March 18. Confirmed speakers for the conference are Pete Townshend as the keynote, Rickie Lee Jones, Booker T, and Joe Boyd. Confirmed performers according to a SXSW brochure linked to on Pitchfork include Lilly Allen, Bloc Party, Devin the Dude, Cold War Kids, Hoodoo Gurus, The Stooges, Turbonegro, Interpol, Matt & Kim, Ghostland Observatory, The Watson Twins, Stax 50th Anniversary Soul Review, and Ozomatli, so far. The brochure also promises interviews with Emmylou Harris, David Byrne, Gilberto Gil, and Terry McBride.