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Nearly 80,000 people will converge on Manchester, Tenn., this week for the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.(Craig Sanders/MTSU Sidelines).

By Max Smith and Daniel Jansouzian Sidelines News Editors The city of Manchester  can expect its population to swell by a factor of eight this weekend as the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival returns to the Coffee County city for its 13th year. Eighty-thousand music fans are expected to converge from around the world …

Hawaiian-native Jack Johnson will headline for Mumford & Sons Saturday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival after it was announced the band’s bassist had to have a blood clot removed from his brain. “I got this phone call basically asking if I could fill in, and we haven’t played a set in a year,” …

Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons performs at the 2011 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. (MTSU Sidelines / Emily West)

By Claire Osburn | Assistant A&E editor Months of speculation can finally be put to rest because the 2013 Bonnaroo lineup is officially here. The bands at this year’s ‘Roo, scheduled for June 13-16 in Manchester, were announced early Tuesday afternoon. The lineup unveiling was done via an hour-long video, streamed live on the bonnaroo365 …