The Number Line: Bonnaroo 2010

Bonnaroo Week rolls on here at Hidden Track with a feature for the stat geeks everywhere. Now in its ninth year the fine folks at Superfly have again crushed it with a diverse offering that’s sure to please even the pickiest of music snobs. As we took a look at this year’s lineup we were struck by the amount of the ‘Roo alumni that have routed their summer tours to include a stop in Manchester in 2010. So we figured we’d once again lay out a list of the folks who just can’t stay away from Bonnaroo, followed by a few fun facts to help keep you busy on your way into the festie…

Two-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

Dave Matthews Band, Norah Jones, Phoenix, Regina Spektor, John Prine, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (solo, w. Nas), Blues Traveler, Against Me!, Clutch, Calexico, Brandi Carlile, Langhorne Slim, Chromeo, Red Cortez (formerly as The Weather Underground), Everest, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jessie Baylin

Three-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, The Black Key, Dr. Dog, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ozomatli, Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Dead Weather), Dave Rawlings (Dave Rawlings Machine, 2 w. Gillian Welch), Gillian Welch (2 solo, Dave Rawlings Machine) Chris Thile (2 Nickel Creek, 1 Punch Brothers), Dave Matthews (2 DMB, 1 Dave Matthews & Friends), M. Ward (solo, She & Him, as a member of Beth Orton’s band), Zac Brown Band, Big Sam (2 Funky Nation, 1 Elvis Costello w/ Allen Toussaint)

Four-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

Kings Of Leon, The Disco Biscuits, John Butler Trio, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ween

Five-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

Billy Martin (4 MMW, Mago)

Six-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

Umphrey’s McGee, Les Claypool (Primus, Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains, w. Gabby LaLa, Oysterhead, SuperJam 2008, 4 solo sets),

Seven-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

John Medeski (4 MMW, 2 The Wood Brothers, Mago, The Word)

Eight-Timers Performing at Bonnaroo 2010:

Galactic (7 Galactic, 1 w/ Chali 2na)

Other Quick Festival Facts:

  • Les Claypool has played nine different sets of music at Bonnaroo
  • Three of Bob Marley’s sons have played the fest – Ziggy, Stephen and Damian
  • Technically this will be Nas’ second time at Bonnaroo, he sat in with the Beatie Boys for one song in ’09
  • Norah Jones, Galactic, John Butler Trio, the Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee and Les Claypool all shared the bill at the inaugural Bonnaroo in 2002
  • This is the second year in a row that no member of the Grateful Dead is performing, after at least one had appeared in the first seven years
  • This is also the second time in fest history that no member of Phish is on the bill after at least one being on it, the other year was 2008

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