Giant music fest Bonnaroo set for June

Dec. 29, 2003 at 3:09 PM

NASHVILLE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Bonnaroo, the second largest U.S. annual music festival, will be held June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn., Billboard reported Monday.

The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival will once again take place on a 600-acre farm 60 miles south of Nashville. The 2003 concert was the second-highest grossing event of the year, bringing in $11.5 million with 80,576 in attendance. The lineup included the Dead, Neil Young, Widespread Panic, moe, Allman Brothers Band, Flaming Lips, the Roots, Emmylou Harris, Ben Harper and the Polyphonic Spree.

The event also resulted in a two-disc CD and a DVD featuring many of the artists who appeared on several stages during the three-day festival.

The 2002 and 2003 Manchester Bonnaroo Music Festivals have sold out in advance via online ticket sales fueled by word of mouth, not traditional advertising.

"Artists and fans have made Bonnaroo a very special event, and we are going to continue to provide the right elements to produce a music experience of the highest quality," said Jonathan Mayers, festival producer.

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