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Avetts, Fogerty, Zac Brown, Johnson play Bonnaroo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 – The Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, the Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Kris Kristofferson are among the acts playing this year's Bonnaroo Festival.

John Prine, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Punch Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Monte Montgomery and Dave Rawlings Machine also will be playing the big festival.

The fest will be held in Manchester, Tenn. June 10-13.

Among non-country and roots acts playing are the Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band, Jay-Z, Weezer, Jeff Beck, the Flaming Lips, Dead Weather, Phoenix, the National, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, LCD Soundsystem and Nathan Followill of the Kings of Leon.

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