Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B to Play Bonnaroo Fest

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish.

The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee.

Other top acts include Solange, The Grand Ole Opry, The Avett Brothers, Hozier, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and Brockhampton. Bonnaroo has a history of booking legacy rock acts like U2, Elton John and Pearl Jam, and this year jam band icons Phish will return to the stage for the first time since 2012 to perform two nights during the four-day festival.

Several DJ and electronic artists such as GRiZ, RL Grime, Odesza and Illenium are also playing the festival for its 18th year.  (AP)

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Original Woodstock Site to Host 50th Anniversary Concert

A three-day music festival will be held in August 2019 at the original Woodstock concert site to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic event.

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a concert venue built on the original Woodstock site, announced Thursday that it will host the golden anniversary event Aug. 16-18.

The center says performers will include “prominent and emerging artists spanning multiple genres and decades.” The venue says talks by “leading futurists and retro-tech experts” will also be featured.

Beth Woods says the names of performers and speakers will be announced soon.

The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair held Aug. 15-17, 1969 drew more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s farm in the Sullivan County town of Bethel, 85 miles (137 kilometers) northwest of New York City.  (AP)

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks Join Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson will join her brother Michael as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The hall says she’s one of seven new members, including Stevie Nicks and the top fan vote-getter, Def Leppard.

The hall says Thursday that Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in next spring at the 34th induction ceremony. It will be held March 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Jackson’s induction comes after her third time as nominee and many saw it as overdue, given her prowess as a hitmaker.

Nicks is already in the hall as a member of Fleetwood Mac. She, Def Leppard and Roxy Music were voted in as first-time nominees. (AP)

Nicks, Def Leppard Among First-Time Rock Hall Nominees

Stevie Nicks and Def Leppard are among the acts nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time.

The hall announced Tuesday that 15 acts were nominated this year. The winners will be revealed in December, with the induction planned for Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next March. Six of the nominees are being put before voters for the first time.

Nicks is already in as a member of Fleetwood Mac, but this time will be considered as a solo act. Roxy Music, John Prine, Devo and Todd Rundgren were also nominated for the first time.

Radiohead, Janet Jackson and the Cure are among the acts coming back for another try. (AP)

Taylor Swift to Open ‘2018 American Music Awards’

Taylor Swift will open the “2018 American Music Awards.”

The singer made the announcement Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” This is her first awards show performance in nearly three years.

Dick Clark Productions says the 28-year-old will sing “I Did Something Bad,” from her “Reputation” album.

Swift will compete for artist of the year alongside Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone.

Rap is dominating this year’s awards. Drake and Cardi B have eight nominations each.

Sheeran and Malone each earned six nominations, while Camila Cabello is up for five honors.

The fan-voted AMAs will air live on ABC Oct. 9 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (AP)

John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice Now EGOT Winners

NBC’s live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” has won an Emmy Award and that has made two men extra happy – it means star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice have joined the elite squad of EGOT winners.

The musical’s win for best live variety special on Sunday means Legend, Lloyd Webber and Rice have an Emmy to go with their Tonys, Grammys and their Oscars.

The trio joins an elite group of EGOT winners that includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. (AP)

Woodstock Archive Takes Online Stage

A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online .

The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert.

The archive features photos and video from almost 30 contributors who were at the scene of the three-day concert that kicked off on Aug. 15, 1969, in Bethel, New York.

The Museum at Bethel Woods sits at the site of the concert. (AP)