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by Cyndi Hoelzle

March 11, 2013

Festivals | Rock

Bonnaroo Stars 2013

by Cyndi Hoelzle  |  March 11, 2013

For four days in June, more than 80,000 "Bonnaroovians" descend on a 700-acre field in rural Tennessee, transforming the field (and the festival) into a crazy city unto itself. Now in its 13th year, Bonnaroo has become a rite of passage, both for the attendees and the performers. Rolling Stone dubbed it one of the Top 50 Moments in Rock and Roll, and The New York Times declared that it "revolutionized the modern rock festival."

One reason for all this praise: a profoundly diverse lineup. This year 150 performers will grace the affair's various stages, representing genres ranging from Americana to indie to rap to bluegrass to comedy to other stuff too hard to categorize. Headliners this year include Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons, Wilco, Björk, R. Kelly, The Wu-Tang Clan, Pretty Lights, David Byrne, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Sam Bush and Del McCoury, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Dwight Yoakam -- and that's just scratching the surface. So whether you're making plans to join the party or just wishing you could, here's a playlist to help get your 'Roo on.

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