Photo By: Andrew Jorgensen
Today was a good day for upcoming Roo attendees, as Bonnraoo revealed the daily lineup for this year’s music and arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee June 8-11.
Since the beginnings of Roo in 2002, the festival’s seen the likes of absolutely legendary rocker and rollers including: Phish, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Tool, The Beach Boys, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Jay Z, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Police, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, The Strokes, The Black Crowes, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, ZZ Top, Dead & Company, and Widespread Panic.
When the festival first began, Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo one of the
“50 Moments That Changed The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll,”and it’s sure lived up to the title.
Now the festival’s offering more diversity than ever before.
This year’s lineup features a multitude of artists, including the return of longtime rockers U2 and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, unsigned sweetie turned Grammy’s-showstopper Chance the Rapper, and the UK’s The xx.
G. Jones, Eden, Ookay, Herobust, Goldfish, Haywyre, Hippo Campus, Luke Combs, Kaiydo, Ten Fe, The Orwells, Mondo Cozmo, July Talk, Kevin Abstract, Turkuaz, The Lemon Twigs, Twiddle, Innanet James, Welles.
Lesser Known Highlights: G. Jones, The Orwells, Twiddle, Goldfish
It appears Roo has planned this festival pretty strategically from the get go, slating jammers, newcomers, and underground funky favorite vibes for its first night, sure to impressive the younger crowd, while Friday drops an enormous array of artists sure to please all on the farm.
U2, Major Lazer, The xx, Big Gigantic, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Portugal. the man, Cold War Kids, Kaleo, Russ, D.R.A.M., The Strumbellas, Car Seat Headrest, Gallant, Nghtmre, Getter, James Vincent McMorrow, Illenium, Claude Vonstroke, Francis and the Lights, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ganja White Night, Kevin Morby, Leon, Nightly, Albin Lee Meldau, Angelique Kidjo’s Remain in Light, Stick Figure, Barclay Crenshaw, Khruangbin, Klangstof, Wilderado, and Twin Lamb.
Lesser Known Highlights: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Illenium, James Vincent McMorrow, Claude Vonstroke
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Flume, Cage the Elephant, Marshmello, The Head and the Heart, Future Islands, Tory Lanez, Tegan & Sara, Superjam, Jon Bellion, Michael Kiwanuka, Matoma, Louis the Child, Snails, Joseph, Belly, The Front Bottoms, San Holo, Rezz, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Bad Suns, Coin, Deap Valley, Unlike Pluto, Lucy Dacus, Goody Grace, Big Jesus, and Lukus Nelson & The Promise of the Real.
Lesser Known Highlights: Future Islands, Louis The Child, Snails, Rezz, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Front Bottoms
The Weeknd, Lorde, Travis Scott, Crystal Castles, Umphrey’s McGee, Milky Chance, Yellow Claw, Royal Blood, Borgore, Dua Lipa, Faltbush Zombies, Amine, Margo Price, BadBadNotGood, Greensky Bluegrass, Cam, Mandolin Orange, Noname, Vanic, Bluegrass Situation Superjam Hosted by Ed Helms and Friends, White Reaper, River Whyless, Alexandra Savior, and Aaron LeeTasjan.
Lesser Known Highlights: Flatbush Zombies, Greensky Bluegrass, Royal Blood, White Reaper
It appears Sunday evening will close out the festival with The Weeknd, following the accompaniment of other young favorites Lorde, Travis Scott and Crystal Castles, a stark comparison to the rock legend closers of year’s past. It looks like Bonnaroo is trying to keep up with the new crowd coming back to the farm for as long as possible.
The festival will also feature an array of performers at its Comedy Theatre, including Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher, 2 Dope Queens, and more.
2017 GA passes are still available at the third tier price, but hop on it soon before you’re too late.