Bonnaroo sets 2010 dates

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

NEW YORK -- The ninth Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 10-13, 2010, on its usual site in Manchester, Tenn., an hour southeast of Nashville. The first round of ticket pre-sales begins Friday, Nov. 27; a lineup announcement is expected early next year. Ticket sale information can be found on

As first introduced last year, the initial batch of tickets will be available as part of a payment plan, encompassing five installments of $50. The installment plan will remain on sale until midnight on Dec. 31. More than 10% of this year's tickets were sold on layaway.

The 2009 Bonnaroo headliners were the recently reunited Phish and the first U.S festival appearance by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. The other 125 acts on the lineup included Wilco, Elvis Costello, the Decemberists, Band Of Horses, Cage The Elephant, Mars Volta, Nine Inch Nails, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Merle Haggard, Gov't Mule, Snoop Dogg, Animal Collective, Booker T and the DBTs, and a late addition of Jimmy Buffett.

Bonnaroo organizers Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment didn't report 2009 festival figures to Billboard Boxscore this year, but Billboard estimates 80,000 people attended, and between $17-$18 million in gross revenue, making it the top-grossing festival in North America as it has been since its inception.