Avetts, The Civil Wars play Bonnaroo
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Avetts, The Civil Wars play Bonnaroo

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars are among the acts playing this year's Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival in June, it was announced Tuesday.

The annual shindig in Manchester, Tenn. will also feature Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys Bon Iver and Skillrex.

Other rootsy and country acts include Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Trampled by Turtles, The Devil Makes Three and Kathleen Edwards.

Other acts include The Shins, Alice Cooper, Feist, Flogging Molly, Ben Folds Five, The Roots, Bad Brains, St. Vincent, Alabama Shakes, tUnE-yArDs, Dawes, The Joy Formidable, Das Racist, Grouplove and Gary Clark, Jr.

The event will be held June 7-10 with more than 125 bands and 20 comedians on 13 stages.Tickets will go on sale on this Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon eastern time only at bonnaroo.com.


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Music keeps flowing from The Civil Wars, and this four-song EP of covers is not filler. In fact, all four songs - Sour Times, Between the Bars, Billie Jean and Talking in Your Sleep - could easily have wound up on a full-scale release by Joy Lynn Williams and John Paul White. Including Billie Jean should come as no shock to anyone who has seen them live because this was a staple in their live gigs (although probably a surprise if you hadn't seen them before). The Michael Jackson song ...
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