Paul McCartney leads British invasion of Bonnaroo festival

Paul McCartney leads British invasion of Bonnaroo festival

February 20th, 2013 by Barry Courter in Local Regional News

Paul McCartney is among the headliners for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The four-day festival, held on a rural 700-acre farm, will be held June 13-16, 2013.

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Marcus Mumford accepts the album of the year award for "Babel" by Mumford & Sons at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Old and new British acts headline this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Sir Paul McCartney will be joined by English bluegrass superstars Mumford & Sons during the four-day festival in Manchester, Tenn., June 13-16.

They will be joined by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, R. Kelly, Bjork, Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Pretty Lights, The Lumineers, The National, The xx, Nas, ZZ Top and comedian Daniel Tosh.

The festival, which was first held on the 700-acre farm in 2002, will play host to 125 musical acts and more than 20 comedians performing on 13 stages.

The lineup was announced live by Weird Al Yankovic, who also will perform at the event.

Tickets go back on sale at noon Saturday on the bonnaroo.com website. More acts will be announced in the future.

Other announced acts include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, whose video "Thrift Shop" has been seen by more than 111 million viewers on youtube.com.

Also on the lineup are Animal Collective, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit and Grizzly Bear, Of Monsters and Men, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Gaslight Anthem, Sam Bush & Del McCoury, Trombone Shorty and the one-off Soul Superjam, featuring Jim James, John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.