Eric Clapton’s 2010 Crossroads Festival Line-up Announced

Eric Clapton has a lot of hefty when recruiting top notch guitar talent for his annual Crossroad Guitar Festival. The 2010 version will be help at Toyota Park in Chicago on June 26. Tickets will go onsale on February 20. As will the two Crossroads before it, the event’s proceeds will directly benefit the Crossroads Centre, the addiction-treatment center in the Caribbean that Eric Clapton founded.

The impressive bill includes the likes of John Mayer, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Allman Brothers Band and countless others. See the complete list of artists that were confirmed at press time below. When asked why he spearheaded the event, Clapton replied in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, “It’s a selfish thing. I can go to one place and hear all of my favorite musicians in one day.”

Eric Clapton has said that this third festival shall be the last one. The initial festival in 2004 was a two-day event at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas which stretched him to the limits as opposed to the one-day festival at the more intimate Toyota Park held in 2007.

When asked about the festival, Clapton noted “it comes from the heart of a musician. It’s not a business deal, and there is an enlightenment in that. People realize we really love what we do. And hopefully, it gets better every time. That’s the deal.”

2010 Crossroad Guitar Festival Lineup
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