The reunited Led Zeppelin will headline the 2008 Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival, organisers announced today.
Led Zeppelin, who reconvened for a single December concert in London, had for months been rumoured to be heading to Bonnaroo, which will be held from June 13-15 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee.
Confirmation of Led Zeppelin’s Bonnaroo performance is sure to stoke further speculation on a possible reunion tour. Last week, guitarist Jimmy Page said he was eager to tour with singer Robert Plant and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones. (Jason Bonham, son of late drummer John Bonham, has joined on drums.)
Plant will also perform at Bonnaroo with bluegrass star Alison Krauss, with whom he made the hit duet album, Raising Sand. Led Zeppelin recently released Mothership, a two-disc compilation.
Also performing are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Willie Nelson, BB King, Phil Lesh and Friends, Sigur Ros, the Raconteurs, Against Me! and Death Cab for Cutie.
Tickets to the seventh annual festival go on sale on February 16. More acts will be announced later, with an expected total of 100-plus bands.