In a press release on their site, Bonnaroo announced today that David Byrne is the first artist ever to curate a stage at the annual festival. In addition to his own performance of “Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno,” Byrne has chosen Santigold, the Dirty Projectors, Ani DiFranco and St. Vincent to perform on the Friday, June 12 stage.
On how he decided on these performers, Byrne said, “this was an easy one. I basically reeled off a list of what I was listening too recently or who I had seen live recently and Ashley [Capps] and Co did the rest. It’s not like these folks need me to introduce them to a wider audience, at least I don’t think they do…I’m just thrilled they’ll be added to the festival lineup.”
For the complete announcement, click here.