Bonnaroo Preview : All Songs Considered On this All Songs Considered, Bob talks with WFUV's Rita Houston, Andy Uhler of KUT and Jill Riley of The Current about some of the acts they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's Bonnaroo.

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Every June, nearly a hundred thousand people descend on a farm outside of Nashville, Tenn. for Bonnaroo, one of the world's largest outdoor music and arts festivals. This year, NPR Music will broadcasting and webcasting live from the festival, along with NPR stations WFUV (Bronx, NY), KUT (Austin, TX) and Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, bringing you full concerts by artists such as The Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Norah Jones, John Prine, Dan Deacon and many more. You can see a full list of bands and a schedule, and listen to our Bonnaroo mix here.

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with WFUV's Rita Houston, Andy Uhler of KUT and Jill Riley of The Current about some of the acts they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's Bonnaroo. Houston, a long-time veteran of the festival, also shares some of her past experiences battling Bonnaroo's crowds, heat and mud, all while enjoying some memorable live performances.

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Baaba Maal

  • Song: Television
  • from Television
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Deadbeat Summer

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Neon Indian

  • Song: Deadbeat Summer
  • from Psychic Chasms
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Just Ain't Gonna Work Out

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Mayer Hawthorne

  • Song: Just Ain't Gonna Work Out
  • from Strange Arrangement [Bonus Tracks]
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Great Gig in the Sky

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The Flaming Lips/Stardeath and White Dwarfs

  • Song: Great Gig in the Sky
  • from Dark Side of the Moon
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No Can Do

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Daryl Hall and Chromeo

  • Song: No Can Do
  • from Live From Daryl's House

This version of "No Can Do" is from a live performance recorded at Daryl Hall's house. Read and hear more at Daryl Hall's website.

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Sweet Disposition

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The Temper Trap

  • Song: Sweet Disposition
  • from Conditions
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Taking a Walk

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John Prine

  • Song: Taking a Walk
  • from Fair & Square
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All I Want

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LCD Soundsystem

  • Song: All I Want
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  • by
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Dio

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Tenacious D

  • Song: Dio