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Sundays at festivals can so often be a bittersweet thing. People are starting to get ragged, the festival grounds start to smell of some kind of putrid something, the big climactic headliners may have come and gone. So often, whoever’s left playing that final night, when the work week looms around the corner, has a… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

By its early reputation and the sheer nature of it, Bonnaroo should be a complete mess. But the staff are universally nice and the people who attend are typically good all-around, too. It’s a sprawling, often muddy festival that can be overwhelming for its wealth of choices, but it’s so well-run and so laid-back that… More »

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Watch The A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special Featuring Performances From This Year’s Festival

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is a seasonal presentation of 12 different performances from this year's festival. Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Twenty One Pilots, Mumford &…

Jon Hamm Explains His Bonnaroo Gummi Bear Trick To Jimmy Kimmel

Now that Mad Men is over, Jon Hamm is free to be an incredibly handsome and charming man-about-town. He and Zach Galifianakis just had a…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2015 - 10:59 am

Watch Ben Folds And yMusic Play New Song “Phone In A Pool” At Bonnaroo

Back in January, Ben Folds teased his new collaborative album with the NYC classical sextet yMusic, and a few weeks ago he announced that album,…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Jon Hamm Gave His Bonnaroo Artist Wristband To A Chattanooga Waitress

Basically, Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis won Bonnaroo. Neither of them were officially scheduled to perform at the festival, but they both spent most of…
Peter Helman | June 17, 2015 - 7:31 pm

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

If you didn’t make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Watch Jon Hamm Feed Belle And Sebastian Gummy Bears Onstage At Bonnaroo

Although neither of them were officially scheduled to perform, Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis popped up completely unannounced at a number of different places during…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Watch My Morning Jacket, Hozier, & Ed Helms Join Mumford & Sons’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” At Bonnaroo

Two years ago, Mumford & Sons were forced to cancel their headlining set at Bonnaroo at the last minute due to bassist Ted Dwane's emergency…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Watch Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Chance The Rapper, & Jack Antonoff Cover The ’80s At Bonnaroo’s SuperJam

SuperJam is a unique late-night tent destination at Bonnaroo at which disparate artists take turns knocking out a set of classic covers. There are two…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Watch Kacey Musgraves Debut “This Town” At Bonnaroo

Pop-country gets a bit of a bad rap -- sometimes deservedly -- but young singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is incontrovertibly talented and great. Her sophomore album…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Join Earth, Wind & Fire At Bonnaroo

There can definitely be some not-so-great things about music festivals, but that sort of charged, overcrowded atmosphere can also lead to some very cool things…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 11:16 am

Livestream Bonnaroo 2015 Here All Weekend

Couldn't make it to Bonnaroo? We've got you covered. The four-day festival starts today in Manchester, TN and over the next few days you'll be…
Stereogum | June 11, 2015 - 7:42 pm

Bonnaroo Reveals Throwback SuperJam 2015 Lineup

Full-blown festival season is fast-approaching, and we’ve already seen artist portraits from Shaky Knees and Sasquatch! and heard Tom’s stories from Coachella. Bonnaroo will go…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup

Bonnaroo announced their 2015 lineup tonight via a telephone hotline and, for those of you who missed out on all of the action, we have…
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Bonnaroo Wants You To Reveal This Year’s Lineup

Because just giving you their entire lineup would be too boring, Bonnaroo has decided to make you do a little work for it this year.
James Rettig | January 8, 2015 - 6:24 pm

VH1’s A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Special To Feature Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Metallica & More

On Thanksgiving night, VH1 will premiere A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving, which features footage from several years of the festival. The special will include performances by…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 18, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Download Jack White’s Full Bonnaroo ’14 Set

Jack White played Bonnaroo last weekend, and although his set didn't crack our list of the top 10 performances, all historical evidence suggests it rocked…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

The 10 Best Sets At Bonnaroo 2014

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania,…
Ryan Leas | June 16, 2014 - 2:07 pm
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