Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks — analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake posters — before dropping their 2013 lineup at night, totally unannounced, Bonnaroo is doing this the old-fashioned way: by having Weird Al host a live stream on YouTube. The Tennessee festival’s lineup will be revealed by the “Eat It” singer over the course of an hourlong presentation called “B.L.A.M!” — short for the Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon. (The exclamation point is vestigial.) And we can watch that sucker right here, now, together, below. Let’s do, and share what we learn in the comments.

UPDATE: All right, we’ve got the full Bonnaroo lineup here, and it’s obviously pretty stacked — like, to the point that running down highlights is not that much different than just posting the list in full. I’ll pick 10 names at random that are exciting to me: Björk; the National; Baroness; Earl Sweatshirt; Swans; Japandroids; Death Grips; HAIM; Killer Mike; Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. That said, I could just as easily pick another 10 names that I find equally exciting, and probably another 10 after that. Check it out for yourself.

Paul McCartney
Mumford & Sons
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
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
ZZ Top
Beach House
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Cat Power
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
A$AP Rocky
Jim James
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Tame Impala
Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!
Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests
Boys Noize
Glen Hansard
Gov’t Mule
Gaslight Anthem
Portugal. The Man
Wolfgang Gartner
Billy Idol
Sam Bush & Del McCoury
Dwight Yoakam
Porter Robinson
Local Natives
Matt & Kim
Dirty Projectors
Trombone Shorty
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
Noam Pikelny & Friends
Amadou & Mariam
Father John Misty
The Tallest Man On Earth
Walk The Moon
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Vaccines
Earl Sweatshirt
Paper Diamond
Holy Ghost!
Divine Fits
Mike Birbiglia
Purity Ring
Frank Turner
Big K.R.I.T.
Allen Stone
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Fatoumata Diawara
Two Gallants
The Sheepdogs
Four Tet
Death Grips
Wild Nothing
John Fullbright
Django Django
Killer Mike
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Action Bronson
twenty | one | pilots
Milo Greene
Lord Huron
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
Matthew E. White

Tickets go on sale on Saturday 2/23 at 12PM EST on

Comments (74)
  1. My Bloody Valentine, Bjork, ZZ Top, Kraftwerk, Petulant Teenage Wire and Frank Turner so far. Solid!!!

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  3. Billy Idol, grizzly bear, foals, wild nothing, ward huron, deep valley, killer mike, porter robinson, japandroids, portugal the man…

  4. i wish a chyron would come up to show who’s playing, i’m working awfully hard here to read weird al’s lips with my office computer’s volume off

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  6. gov’t mule,beach house, gaslight anthem, local natives, dirty projectors, the national, baroness, vaccines, holy ghost, death grips just announced

  7. edward sharpe + magnetic zeros, purity ring, wu tang clan, alt j, milo green, boyz noize, bjork, zz top

  8. But in all seriousness, Bonnaroo stole most of Pitchfork’s purpose with the Bjork and R Kelly grabs huh? Swap out Belle and Sebastian for Macca and it makes your choice easier.

  9. I wish Baroness’ first announced return date to the stage in the States (I think?) wasn’t for Bonnaroo.

  10. Damn good hip-hop stuff this year. Kendrick and Nas should go on together so that my heart can bleed.

    The only act missing Is Lill Opossum & The Awesome Opossum. We could easily replace the Lumineers. I don’t think anyone would be too upset about that.

  11. Look at Swans all the way down there…

  12. I don’t see why they can’t fully announce the whole line-up at once.

    Have we decided if this is better than Coachella?

    Have we figured out why Daniel Tosh takes a dig on The Postal Service? Bonnaroo’s way of dealing with the fact they didn’t get that reunion booked?

    Weird Al should be headlining status.

    • have we figured out why daniel tosh is there?

    • Yes, we’ve decided to put on our own festival instead.

      Tom Breihan’s Sound City Players feat. Marcus Mumford, Skrillex, Free Energy and Al Barr • Amrit & Scott Corban Writes About Rap • donnytilla • The Pelly Twins • Joe Howse • Deconstructing Chris Brown • Claire’s inability to post a new story that has open comments • The United States Postal Service • rubberjohnny0829 • The guy from Wooden Wand who always writes here • Kendrick Broydick • Z. Cole Rachel Smith • Corky Anderson • Nathan Anderson • ZYGMUNT • Some Gifs • …And You Will Know When Michael Nelson Is Actually Excited About What He Is Writing About Judging by the Number of Words • _

      • This is BULLSHIT; Joe Howse should be #1.

      • Yeah well, I’m gonna start my own festival! With black jack! And hookers! In fact, forget the festival!

      • Can you give me the contact information of this festival’s promoter? I need to make it absolutely clear to them that I am not Corky’s brother, and we are unaffiliated.

        I’m really psyched for a djfreshie headline. He’s been aloof for a few months but I bet he’ll return with some killer material. donnytilla has been known for great stage props; I can’t wait to see the creative things he does with titties this time. A lot of what he does is over my head, but it always makes for a great show.

      • Pssssh.

        raptor jesus won’t be there?

        I’m not going.

        • I have no idea how that didn’t make it into the lineup. My brain is distilled. Sorry.

        • The real darkhorse this year has got to be rubberjohnny. He’s been so secretive about his new material and it’s so hard to tell what he’ll bust out. I was a huge fan of “OMG THEY POSTED THE ARTICLE NOW COMMENTS ARE CLOSED. WTF?!?!?!” but I’m not as sure about “hough i guess i kind of was the one who brought up the past… my bad dawg. put the past behind us starting……….. NOW” it just sounds like he’s trying to hard to be Nathan Christensen or something…

          Really bummed so see wEeZyDiScIpLe left out this year, but that dudes sitting on STACKS of upvotes.

          Kendrick Broydrick better not suck like he did at Gathering of the Vibes…

        • Actually it’s a very deep joke that I shouldn’t explain but I’m going to:

          First off, great fake Stereogum festival line-up, everyone upvote _ to Shut Up, Dude land now.

          Secondly, I wanted to have a real stereotypical Stereogum festival response. Where I, the commenter, looks through THE WHOLE LINE-UP and sees ONE band/commenter that is missing and instantly goes to the comments and says, “WHA! NO KNIFE? FUCK DAT I’M NOT GOING AT ALL.”

          Except in this case it’s me who is not on the line-up. So if I’m not IN the festival, then of course I’m not going… because I was never there in the first place! TA DA! JOKESMITH LEVEL 10!

          But really, all joking aside, I would totally buy VIP passes to this event so I could get cheap booze and side stage access to d-tittahs spoken word seminar and of course to hear early versions of some of rubjohn’s newer work. AND the Corban reunion?!?! Can’t miss that!

      • Where’s Fiona Apple?

      • No opossums? Racist.

  13. … Daniel Tosh?

  14. I can’t wait to get all hot n sweaty with my Death Grips bro.

  15. Ok Lollapalooza, you’re up!

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  17. Weird Al should be at every festival every summer.

    Also Selena Gomez in this Adidas ad in the background is staring right through me with the dead gaze of a creepy china doll.

  18. I really want to go this year. Such an amazing lineup. But especially so I can throw things at Daniel Tosh.

  19. fuck you guys. daniel tosh is the funniest comedian of the last decade

  20. Amazing lineup. I am sooooooo sad I can’t go… It sucks living far away.

  21. There’s some great stuff on this lineup but of the top 3 the only one I care about is Paul, and most of the bands I like on the undercard are not best suited to 40-minute sets in the daytime.

  22. The only thing Coachella needs to take from Bonnaroo is a lesson on poster font sizing. Seriously, it just looks better with all the bands the same size.

  23. Awesome, looks like they used the proceeds of Sasquatch 2013 to round out the line-up across the board at Bonnaroo 2013. I feel like I’ve been bamboozled.

  24. Now THAT is a solid festival line-up.

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