"Weird Al" announced acts via live stream
Paul McCartney, Baroness, Kendrick Lamar, Japandroids, Wilco, the xx, Pretty Lights, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and more are playing this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (set for June 13 to 16), organizers revealed today (February 19).
As SPIN previously reported, organizers drafted "Weird Al" Yankovic to announce the roster via live YouTube stream and tapped Portugal. the Man to soundtrack the Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon (BLAM). The hour-long webcast ended up being even more obnoxious than the alphabetical roll out method Wilco recently used for their Solid Sound Festival. "Weird Al" hosted a variety show/telethon that allowed fans to call in and find out some of the booked performers before they were announced, meaning big-name confirmations were flying in from all over the Internet.
The full lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Björk, Wilco, Pretty Lights, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, The National, The Lumineers, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit, The xx, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Nas, ZZ Top, Beach House, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cat Power, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, A$AP Rocky, Jim James, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Tame Impala, Boys Noize, Glen Hansard, Gov’t Mule, the Gaslight Anthem, Portugal. The Man, Wolfgang Gartner, Billy Idol, Sam Bush & Del McCoury, Dwight Yoakam, Foals, Porter Robinson, Local Natives, Matt & Kim, Dirty Projectors, Trombone Shorty, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Noam Pikelny & Friends, Amadou & Mariam, Alt-J, Father John Misty, Baroness, The Tallest Man On Earth, Walk The Moon, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, A-Trak, The Vaccines, Earl Sweatshirt, Paper Diamond, Holy Ghost!, Divine Fits, Mike Birbiglia, Purity Ring, Swans, Frank Turner, Big K.R.I.T., Allen Stone, Cults, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fatoumata Diawara, Two Gallants, The Sheepdogs, Four Tet, Calexico, Japandroids, Death Grips, Conspirator, Wild Nothing, AraabMUZIK, John Fullbright, Django Django, Haim, Killer Mike, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Action Bronson, Clockwork, Twenty One Pilots, Reptar, DIIV, Milo Greene, Lord Huron, Futurebirds, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Charli XCX, JEFF The Brotherhood, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Sea Wolf, JD McPherson, Trixie Whitley, Deap Vally, Patrick Watson, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, The Stepkids, Aoife O’Donovan, Bombino, Bernhoft, Matthew E. White, Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests, and Soul SuperJam featuring Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 23 at 12 p.s. EST at Bonnaroo.com.
Last year, Bonnaroo featured Bon Iver, Danny Brown, Gary Clark Jr., fun., Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and more.
Watch the entire BLAM webcast below.