(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
XM Satellite Radio will broadcast live performances from this year's Bonnaroo music festival From June 10-12, including exclusive performances originating from Bonnaroo's main stage, comedy tent and other music stages, including the XM-sponsored intimate Sonic Stage. Artists scheduled to appear include Dave Matthews Band, Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Joss Stone, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters '05, Jack Johnson, Gov't Mule, Toots & The Maytals, Amos Lee, John Prine, Iron & Wine and Drive By Truckers.
A team of XM on-air personalities from XM's commercial-free music and other channels, including Jessie Scott of X Country, Joel Haas of XM Comedy, Grant of Squizz and Paul Bachmann of Fred will anchor XM's live Bonnaroo broadcast.
XM is turning over its Music Lab channel, XM 51, to Bonnaroo-related programming for the duration of the festival. Meanwhile June 9, at noon and leading up to the start of this year's live coverage. XM will be playing 24 hours of live music from artists featured at this and past years' Bonnaroo festivals.
"XM's broadcast of Bonnaroo is part of our mission to provide music lovers with a front row ticket to the very best in live music today," said Lee Abrams, XM's chief creative officer, programming. "XM brings its subscribers the best live performances year round from the nation's top concert venues and music festivals, including Bonnaroo, South by Southwest (SXSW), Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic, Merlefest and the CMA Music Festival."
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen