Bonnaroo has been making the headlines this week for a variety of reasons. What's true, what's fake, what's really going on about the 2012 Roo? First, the charitable heart of Bonnaroo was the center of attention. After a decade-long success, the music festival has tallied up over $5 million in charitable giving. Not too shabby! According to Nooga.com, a news site covering Chattanooga, TN, the donations go to the East Tennessee Foundation. The foundation then finds organizations in need of funding. Good music and good times translates to doing good for others! Where else did Bonnaroo surface in the media? Well, the Road to Bonnaroo, the now annual band competition begins at the end of this month. Read about dates and places for the Road to Bonnaroo here. And lastly, the 2012 Bonnaroo Line-Up was faux-nounced this week. An imitation floated around the Internet. Someone just couldn't wait any longer. Well, any day now for the real line-up...
Fictional Bonnaroo Clue Maestro Gary Chardonnay tweeted the first of many Roo lineup hints, sparking a series of rumors, guesses and speculation of who Roo has in store for us this year.
"Rooclue 1: Good or evil? Canton-bound. Ascension linked to versions of the Sabbath"
Many fans guessed Mogwai, Faith No More and Marilyn Manson.
Further reports from broken mic confirm: Artist Mogwai
In Cantonese Mogwai means “evil spirit." Mogwai's premier success on the singles charts was a cover of a Black Sabbath song.