Way back in 1990, GWAR’s “Sexecutioner” had the immortal line “how do you hide money from a hippie? You put it under the soap.” Now they’ll have a chance to make fun of hippies in their natural habitat, Manchester TN, as they’ve been named one of the bands playing the Bonnaroo Festival. While the Coachella Festival stole headlines around the metal blogosphere a few weeks ago when they announced that Faith No More would be playing the Fest, Bonnaroo seems to be doing a fine job of curating a diverse set of bands to play from June 10-13.
Clutch, The Bakerton Group, The Melvins, and Tenacious D are among those acts announced so far in addition to GWAR. Bonaroo has been gradually unveiling the lineup via their Twitter account. They’ve had some good bands in the past, with Dillinger Escape Plan and Shadows Fall playing. Looks like this year will be no exception. While not confirmed, other bands rumored to be playing include Isis and Baroness, who are also playing Coachella. Stevie Wonder and Jay Z are among the headliners at the fest.