What crunchy tunes can you expect at Bonnaroo this year while you ogle the girls with the painted-on boobs and slowly suspect that itch on your right foot is, in fact, ringworm? Quite a few surprises.
Elton John and Kanye West will officially be your headliners. This will be John’s first-ever American festival, and everyone is sufficiently stunned that Kanye decided to trek back in Tennessee after blasting the Bonnaroo organizers for his failed performance in 2008. (There were problems with his set, and he didn’t perform until 4:30 a.m. which caused him to later write on his now-defunct but forever-hilarious blog, “I understand if people don’t like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much. But this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I’ve ever had in my life!!!”)
Rock and indie bands will include Jack White, Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, Phoenix, the Arctic Monkeys, Chvrches, the Flaming Lips, and Neutral Milk Hotel, which recently reunited for the first time in over a decade.
There’s a surprisingly solid slate of rappers and R&B artists, including Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper, Pusha T, Ice Cube, Frank Ocean, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. And a few DJs for the EDMers lost in hippy-land: DJs: Kaskade, Disclosure, Zedd, Skrillex.
The festival runs this June 12th through 15: