Bonnaroo turns 10 this year, and the massive Tennessee festival is celebrating with a star-studded lineup, featuring its biggest headliner yet, chart-dominating rapper Eminem, along with Arcade Fire, the Black Keys, the Strokes, Mumford & Sons, a once-in-a-generation chance to see '60s icons Buffalo Springfield, and over 150 more, spread over four days June 9-12 and 11 stages.
SPIN's editors scoured the lineup to offer up 25 of the festival's must-hear acts. From main stage rockers to country icons and up-and-coming garage bands, check out the best the fest has to offer.
Preview by Peter Gaston, William Goodman & Kevin O'Donnell
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »