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Punch Brothers, Dawes spearhead Bonnaroo roots acts

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Punch Brothers and Dawes are among the country and bluegrass acts playing this year's edition of Bonnaroo, which was announced Tuesday.

Other acts joining the fest from June 11-14 in Manchester, Tenn. are The Bluegrass Situation Superjam featuring Ed Helms, Trampled By Turtles, Sturgill Simpson, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester, Rhiannon Giddens of Caroline Chocolate Drops, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Pokey Lafarge.

Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel and DeadMau5 are the headliners for the festival.

Tickets go on sale at noon, Saturday, Jan. 17.

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