Monday, December 10, 2007

Led Zeppelin apparently won't headline at Bonnaroo 2008

Weeks of speculation apparently ended late last week when Bonnaroo organizers said reports regarding Led Zeppelin headlining this year’s music festival were not true. The internet had been buzzing about the possibility, but the organizers said the rumors were wrong.

Superfly Entertainment and AC Entertainment said the line-up for this year's festival should be announced by late January or early February, according to published reports.

The festival takes place each year in the small town of Manchester, TN, which is where I live. I have lived here just about all my life, and it still amazes me that an event of this magnitude takes place here.

Manchester's population is only around 8,500 but around 70,000 to 80,000 people descend on our town during the event in mid-June. To paraphrase Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes, the town during this time becomes a madhouse...a madhouse!!!!!!

In the past, acts like Bob Dylan and The Police have played here.


Joltin' Django said...

When I heard the first (erroneous) report that Led Zep would be playing Bonnaroo, I says to myself, I says (maybe out loud, I don't quite remember): "Led Zeppelin ... is going to be ... in Manchester ... Tennessee!" It just tickled me to think that the Mighty Led Zep would be playing in a small town in Tennessee -- and not in a Spinal Tap kind of way!

Chris said...

Metallica was also included in those reports, but they won't be playing here either. At least as it stands now.