Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Skrillex, Jack White, Frank Ocean
Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Kaskade, Flaming Lips
Bonnaroo will return to Manchester, Tennessee, on Thursday, June 12, and run through Sunday, June 15. That’s four days to fill, but organizers apparently had no trouble stacking the lineup with impressive talent. The top line includes Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Richie, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, the Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, and Neutral Milk Hotel.
There will also be a SuperJam starring “Skrillex & Friends” (hopefully he leaves Korn’s Jonathan Davis at home) — previous hosts have included ?uestlove (remember D’Angelo’s surprise stateside return?), members of the Black Keys, and the RZA. There’s also a SuperJam “?” and the Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms. Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam and SPIN pal Hannibal Buress, who hosted the announcement, will perform too.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 22, at noon EST on Bonnaroo.com.
Other exciting names: Disclosure, Cut Copy, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Broken Bells, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Ice Cube, the Avett Brothers, Janelle Monáe, CHVRCHES, Die Antwoord, Mastodon, Chance the Rapper, Dr. Dog, Little Dragon, Phosphorescent, Washed Out, Danny Brown, Warpaint, Sam Smith, A$AP Ferg, Darkside, Pusha T, Poliça, Rudimental, Omar Souleyman, Ty Segall, White Denim, Cloud Nothings, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, King Khan & the Shrines, BANKS, Real Estate, Classixx, Allah-Las, Cass McCombs, Those Darlins, Deafheaven, and the Preatures.
More: Wiz Khalifa, Drive-By Truckers, the Head and the Heart, Funkiest Dancer, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Ben Howard, Slightly Stoopid, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cake, Grouplove, Amos Lee, Cage the Elephant, Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory, Capital Cities, Jake Bugg, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Butler Trio, City and Colour, the Glitch Mob, the Naked and Famous, Seasick Steve, Shovels & Rope, Lucero, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Wood Brothers, and the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily.
More still: Meshuggah, DakhaBrakha, Goat, ZZ Ward, Seun Kuti, Blackberry Smoke, MS MR, First Aid Kit, A Tribe Called Red, the Bouncing Souls, Greensky Bluegrass, Sarah Jarosz, Vintage Trouble, Okkervil River, Jonathan Wilson, Cherub, Robert DeLong, Typhoon, Valerie June, Break Science, the Black Lillies, the Lone Bellow, Caveman, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jon Batiste, La Santa Cecilia, Vance Joy, Haerts, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Lake Street Dive, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, the Wild Feathers, and Blank Range.