bonnaroo-2014-lineup-poster-608x608The full lineup for Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival 2014 was revealed last night via in a simulcast event aptly called B.L.A.M (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) In my opinion, Bonnaroo pulls the best of all the festivals and rolls it out into one magical experience. It draws massive mainstream headliners like celebrity festival, Coachella; it portrays the middle-of-nowhere mystique of Electric Forest; and it gives you the dirt underneath your fingernails, haven’t showered in three days bliss of any true summer festival. I may be biased here, having cultivated some amazing memories on the farm, but Bonnaroo’s lineup nailed down some pretty stellar acts all heading to Manchester, TN June 12-15th.

With headlining performances from the likes of Sir Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend and more, Bonnaroo is sure to impress anyone from your jam band loving friend to your crazy aunt who grew up on Piano Man. There’s even a rather shocking return from the Kanye “That’s Not the Brand of Bottled Water I Like” West after 2008’s debacle, sure to ruffle some feathers. Other notables include Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Ms. Lauryn Hill, James, Blake, Umphrey’s McGee and many more.

In true Roo fashion, multiple improvised Superjams will be held throughout the weekend including a bluegrass jam held by El Helm, an electronic Superjam with Skrillex and a mystery Superjam that will surely leave some jaws on the floor in keeping with the trend. These are always an amazing forum to showcase the artists’ true love of music.

Bonnaroo 2014 tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 22nd. Whether it’s your first time or your fifteenth time, the farm welcomes all walks of life and has three main rules: radiate positivity, don’t be “that” guy/girl and stay true Roo. See you all on the farm!

Below is the full lineup for Bonnaroo 2014:

Elton John
Kanye West
Jack White
Lionel Richie
Vampire Weekend
The Avett Brothers
Arctic Monkeys
Frank Ocean
The Flaming Lips
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Damon Albarn
Neutral Milk Hotel
Wiz Khalifa
SuperJam with Skrillex & Friends
SuperJam “?”
The Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms
Cut Copy
The Head and the Heart
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Funkiest Dancer
Broken Bells
Tedeschi Trucks Band
James Blake
Bobby Womack
Umphrey’s McGee
Ice Cube
Ben Howard
Slightly Stoopid
Fitz and The Tantrums
Janelle Monáe
Amos Lee
Cage The Elephant
Die Antwoord
Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
Capital Cities
Jake Bugg
Chance The Rapper
Dr. Dog
Yonder Mountain String Band
John Butler Trio
Little Dragon
City and Colour
The Glitch Mob
The Naked and Famous
Taran Killam
Drive-By Truckers
Washed Out
Danny Brown
Sam Smith
A$AP Ferg
Seasick Steve
Shovels & Rope
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Wood Brothers
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily
Pusha T
ZZ Ward
Seun Kuti
Blackberry Smoke
Hannibal Buress
First Aid Kit
A Tribe Called Red
Omar Souleyman
The Bouncing Souls
Greensky Bluegrass
Ty Segall
Sarah Jarosz
Vintage Trouble
Okkervil River
White Denim
Jonathan Wilson
Robert DeLong
Cloud Nothings
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Valerie June
King Khan & The Shrines
Break Science
The Black Lillies
Real Estate
The Lone Bellow
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Jon Batiste
La Santa Cecilia
Cass McCombs
Vance Joy
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Those Darlins
Lake Street Dive
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wild Feathers
The Preatures
Blank Range

One Response

  1. Allison Cohn

    I can not believe that Kanye West has the cojones to return to Bonnaroo after his disgraceful “performance” in 2008. Luckily, i was one of the twelve people who probably witnessed his depressing and embarrassing sunrise set (that was originally scheduled for 11pm the previous night), while he dramatically played “Jesus Walks” alone onstage to a scattered audience of spunions and tweakers. All the while, a nitrous tank wheezed about in the field and his “epic light show” was non existent because, well, by the time Kanye decided to show up- it was daytime. The mental image of “Kanye Sucks” spray painted across a row of port-o-potties will forever be engrained in my memory as a nostalgic image from my last Bonnaroo. Best of luck to Kayne, it sure can’t get any worse.

    But if Kanye had actually shown up on time, I may have missed my first ever Ghostland Observatory set (holy lasers, Batman!) and may not have caught Charlie Tuna playing (unscheduled) with Galactic until the sun came up- so really, I owe Kanye a big one.


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