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Eric Clapton announces 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival lineup: John Mayer, ZZ Top, Allman Brothers Band, and more

How many guitar faces can you see in one day? The answer will approach infinity if you make it to Chicago this summer for the latest iteration of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. All day on June 26, axe-centric artists like John Mayer, ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, and many more – and, of course, Slowhand himself – will be shredding on stage. This is the third time Clapton has put on the festival, and as with the 2004 and 2007 rounds, all proceeds will go to his Crossroads Centre rehab program.

Click through to the jump for the full line-up of performers, then weigh in: Will you be going this year? Who are you most excited to see? Are there any other six-string slayers you’d like to see at a guitar festival? (I’d vote for Prince, St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, for starters.)

2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival performers:
Albert Lee
Allman Brothers Band
BB King
Bert Jansch
Buddy Guy
David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Hubert Sumlin
James Burton
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
Joao Gilberto
Joe Bonamassa
John Mayer
Keb Mo
Pino Daniele
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sheryl Crow
Sonny Landreth
Steve Winwood
Vince Gill
ZZ Top

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Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Originally posted February 10 2010 — 11:34 AM EST


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