Who’s joining U2 at Bonnaroo?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd and Chance the Rapper, along with 100 other music makers
On Wednesday, organizers revealed the performer lineup for the 16th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which takes place June 8-11 in Manchester, Tenn.
While the bill is topped by two bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this year’s Bonnaroo looks to be setting its sights on the young festival crowd.
Leading the undercard: electronic dance music stars Major Lazer and Flume, followed by indie-pop trio The xx and Royals hitmaker Lorde. There’s rising rapper Travis Scott, Nashville-based rockers Cage the Elephant and anonymous knob-twiddler Marshmello.
After U2 and the Chili Peppers, the longest-running act in this bunch is the xx, founded in 2005. And you might notice a baby boomer-sized hole in the lineup – a spot that Dead & Company, Billy Joel and Elton John occupied over the last three editions.
Still, Bonnaroo is holding to its traditions. The annual “Superjam” will return, and as always, there’s a fair share of “jam band” rock, roots music and experimental sounds to be had. Nashville country/Americana acts Cam, Margo Price and Aaron Lee Tasjan are among those heading up the road to Manchester.
Bonnaroo takes place June 8-11, 2017 in Manchester, Tenn. 4-day passes are on sale now at www.bonnaroo.com, starting at $299.50 with fees.