Bonnaroo Announces Lineup for Fifteenth Annual Festival
June 9–12 on the farm.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced the lineup for its fifteenth annual trip to Manchester, Tennessee, last night on Conan. Though the festival’s makeup has changed considerably in those fifteen years, it’s worth noting that the headliners include not only LCD Soundsystem (who will presumably be at the top of every single one of these things for the foreseeable future) and Pearl Jam, but also two sets from Dead & Company, the recently revived version of The Grateful Dead that features John Mayer. We are talking about a festival that was named after a Dr. John lyric, after all.
The undercard doesn’t stray too far from festival season’s more familiar faces: you’re gonna get Tame Impala (doing a late-night set), Death Cab for Cutie, CHVRCHES, Miguel, Father John Misty, Blood Orange, Big Grams, Vince Staples, Shamir. But there are a few oddballs in there, too. It’s one of the first dates for the reconstituted Ween, who are together again after a short hiatus. Judd Apatow and some unnamed friends are going to do…something. Country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, whose 2015 album Traveller has enjoyed some crossover success and is nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy, is on there. Les Claypool and Sean Lennon’s psych-pop project The Claypool Lennon Delirium will be there. And buried in the middle third of the lineup, right there between Staples and Cymande, who do we have but Third Eye Blind. Laugh all you want, but if Bonnaroo puts them on one of the non-tented stages in the late afternoon, the singalong to “Semi-Charmed Life” is going to be one of the festival’s best moments.
You can see the rest of the lineup in the poster below. Bonnaroo goes down June 9–12 in Manchester, Tennessee.