Bonnaroo 2009 announces additional acts

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has added over a dozen musical acts and a full comedy program to its 2009 event, rounding out an already stellar lineup. Updates include established artists such as Public Enemy and Ani DiFranco along with reggae mainstays the Itals and Wailing Souls, African superstars Amadou & Mariam, underground rapper Murs, metal favorites Shadows Fall and High on Fire, R&B ingénue Janelle Monáe, electronic soul duo Pretty Lights, bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice, and indie-world buzz bands Passion Pit, Hockey and White Rabbits. A full list of confirmed acts follows.

In addition to its stellar music programming, Bonnaroo will feature a dynamic host of national headlining comics in its ever-popular seated, air-conditioned comedy venue. Presented by Butterfinger and newly named "The Comedy Sweet," the tent will welcome some of TV’s most hilarious personalities, including late-night host Jimmy Fallon and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, who will present "Bonnapoo 2009," a variety show with music, stand up, classic clips, unaired material, interviews and insults. Also on tap is "An Evening with The Daily Show," featuring correspondents John Oliver, Rob Riggle and executive producer Rory Albanese. Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter are also confirmed to perform ahead of the debut of their new Comedy Central show Michael and Michael Have Issues, along with Office spin-off Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, Flight Of The Conchords regulars Kristen Schaal and Arj Barker, the legendary Todd Barry, Nick Thune, Wayne Federman, Nick Kroll, Kurt Braunholer, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes. Outside The Comedy Sweet, Butterfinger’s comics will engage Bonnaroo attendees with pop-up gags throughout the festival grounds. Starting next month, to build excitement for Bonnaroo comedy, The Butterfinger Comedy Network ( will air routines from previous Bonnaroo comedy performances including clips from Lewis Black, Brian Posehn and Joe DeRosa.

Tickets and complete festival information for the 2009 event are available at .

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Phish (2 Shows)
Beastie Boys
Nine Inch Nails
David Byrne
Al Green
Snoop Dogg
Elvis Costello Solo
Erykah Badu
Paul Oakenfold
Ben Harper and Relentless7   
The Mars Volta
TV on the Radio
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Public Enemy
Andrew Bird
Band of Horses
Gov’t Mule
Merle Haggard
The Decemberists
Ani DiFranco
Girl Talk
Bon Iver
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabate
Rodrigo y Gabriela
The Del McCoury Band
of Montreal
Allen Toussaint
Coheed and Cambria
Booker T & the DBTs
David Grisman Quintet
Lucinda Williams
Animal Collective
Neko Case
Jenny Lewis
Robert Earl Keen
Shadows Fall
Tony Rice Unit
Citizen Cope
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force
High on Fire
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Kaki King
Grizzly Bear
King Sunny Adé & the African Beats
Okkervil River
St. Vincent
Zac Brown Band
Passion Pit
Raphael Saadiq
Dillinger Escape Plan
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Crystal Castles
Tift Merritt
Brett Dennen
Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue
Toubab Krewe
Wailing Souls
People Under the Stairs
Alejandro Escovedo
The Itals
Vieux Farka Touré
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Todd Snider
Portugal. The Man.
The SteelDrivers
The Knux
The Low Anthem
Delta Spirit
A.A. Bondy
White Rabbits
The Lovell Sisters
Alberta Cross
Janelle Monáe
Pretty Lights


Jimmy Fallon
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog Presents Bonnapoo 2009
An Evening (or Afternoon) with the Daily Show featuring John Oliver & Rob Riggle
Michael Ian Black & Michael Showalter
Aziz Ansari
Kristen Schaal
Arj Barker
Todd Barry
Rory Albanese
Wayne Federman
Nick Thune
Nick Kroll
Kurt Braunohler
Amy Schumer
Kumail Nanjiani
Pete Homes