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Dylan, Nelson, Matthews join rock festival

Trio among dozens of performers headlining Bonnaroo
/ Source: The Associated Press

Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews are among dozens of performers headlining the 2004 Bonnaroo Music Festival this summer.

In its third year, the festival will be held June 11-13, organizers announced Friday. Tickets go on sale Feb. 21 on the festival's Web site.

Rolling Stone magazine called Bonnaroo "the rock festival to end all rock festivals" in 2003 and the event was named "Festival of the Year" by Pollstar magazine in 2002.

Last year, 80,000 tickets were sold in less than three weeks.

"I think the festival is a very special event, and I think word of that has spread throughout the music community," said Ashley Capps of A. C. Entertainment in Knoxville. "The artists are well aware that the fans want them to be here."

Capps said an extra 10,000 tickets will be available this year because the festival leased additional land next to the event's main site, a 600-acre farm about 60 miles southeast of Nashville.