"Boss" to headline Bonnaroo

Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year

Bruce Springsteen performs during a rally Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, on the campus of Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio. Springsteen was in town to encourage Barack Obama supporters to register and take advantage of Ohio’s early voting period. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year's Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, along with the recently reunited Phish.

It is scheduled to be the only performance by Springsteen and his E Street Band at a festival in North America this year.

Other performers scheduled to perform from June 11-14 on a farm near Manchester include Snoop Dogg, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Elvis Costello, TV on the Radio, Al Green, Merle Haggard, David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Animal Collective, the Decemberists and Lucinda Williams.

Bonnaroo draws about 80,000 fans each year.

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(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

APNP-02-03-09 0518CST


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