The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival lineup for this year is out and it's LIT. The four-day music festival will be on Jun. 8-11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee (just 60 miles south of Nashville).
The lineup was announced yesterday with bands U2, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, and Lorde as some of the headliners.
It'll be the second Bonnaroo appearance for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers since 2012 and the first visit by The Weeknd, who will be promoting his new album Starboy, and U2, who have never played in an American music festival before.
"Certainly being one hour out of Nashville we really tried to capitalize on being at the heart of it all," said Bonnaroo co-founder Ashley Capps in an interview with Consequence of Sound. "There is always bluegrass, country, rhythm and blues, and we have always had a strong link to New Orleans music traditions and Memphis."
Capps highlighted new albums by headliner artists Lorde and xx as part of the selection process, along with recent record releases, tour schedules, and festival experience. Capps also mentioned The Weeknd as "one of the hottest young acts out there right now".
Bonnaroo's performance lineup competes with Coachella's lineup led by Béyonce, and Panorama with Frank Ocean. Past names at Bonnaroo include Billy Joel, Kanye West (who can forget?), Paul McCartney, and the Beastie Boys.
Ticket packages are available online starting at $324.50 for 4-day general admission (tier 3). Four-day tier 1, 2, and 4 tickets have sold out.