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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 Video Of Bonnaroo’s Skrillex Superjam Feat. Lauryn Hill, Warpaint, Zedd, Robbie Krieger, A$AP Ferg, Janelle Monáe, & Others

Skrillex was tasked with putting together this year's Bonnaroo Superjam and he curated a star-studded lineup, including Lauryn Hill, Warpaint, Zedd, Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger,…
James Rettig | June 15, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Kanye Blasts The Press, Slights Jay Z In Triumphant Bonnaroo Return

Six years after Kanye West's infamous Bonnaroo debut -- a performance that didn't begin until 4:30AM BECAUSE OF PEARL JAM, SQUID BRAINS!! -- the newlywed…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2014 - 11:19 am

Skrillex, Janelle Monaé, Warpaint, Chance The Rapper, Thundercat To Join Forces For Bonnaroo Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the lineups for a trio of Superjams at this year's festival. The annual improv sessions have previously featured D'Angelo's return to the
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Bonnaroo Lineup 2014

Like last year, Bonnaroo is announcing the bulk of its fest lineup via a 30-minute B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon) webcast. The 2014 reveal is…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2014 - 7:01 pm

Bonnaroo To Announce 2014 Lineup With Flaming Lips & Ben Folds Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the date for when they'll announce their lineup. If that sounds excessive to you, just wait a moment, because the day of…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 4:47 pm

The 9 Best Things At Bonnaroo 2013

This year's Bonnaroo curators covered important bases in terms of top-level talent: from iconic boomer-fare like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, to iconic R&B fare…
Amrit Singh | June 17, 2013 - 11:06 am

Watch Father John Misty Perform “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” Acoustic For Bonnaroo’s Hay Bale Sessions

Each year during Bonnaroo, the festival records a video series featuring stripped-down acoustic sets called the "Hay Bale Sessions." Below, check out a session from…
Liz Pelly | June 15, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Mumford & Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Headline Set

Along with Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, the hugely popular but controversial vest-folk revivalists Mumford & Sons were scheduled to headline this weekend's Bonnaroo Festival.
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2013 - 8:53 am

Bonnaroo 2013 Schedule

This year’s Bonnaroo (Manchester, TN 6/13-17) features headliners Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, as well as performances from the…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 1, 2013 - 6:03 pm

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
Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Danzig Tries To Fight Photog At Bonnaroo

Glenn Danzig has made an absurd amount of great music in his time on this earth, but he's apparently not the guy you want to…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Bonnaroo 2012 In Photos

The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival went down in Manchester, Tennessee over the weekend, with headlining sets by Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers,…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2012 - 10:41 am

Stream D’Angelo’s Surprise Bonnaroo Set

This year's Bonnaroo-culminating "Superjam" was curated by the Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, and during the 90-minute show he brought out special guest D'Angelo, the first…
Corban Goble | June 11, 2012 - 9:58 am

Watch Radiohead Play Bonnaroo 2012, Hint At Jack White Collab

Radiohead played Bonnaroo last night, and though they didn't play the new song they've been soundchecking, they did dedicate "Supercollider" to Jack White. "This song…
Corban Goble | June 9, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Bonnaroo 2012 Schedule Revealed

Though the full lineup has been out a second, today the Manchester, TN institution announced its full schedule. I’m sad to report that there’s a…
Corban Goble | May 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup

Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival, which comes to Manchester 6/7-10, just announced this year's lineup on Spotify. This year, the headliners are Radiohead, the reunited Beach Boys,…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2012 - 12:36 pm

Artist Polaroids From Bonnaroo 2011

Festival photography is generally delivered from the vantage of the photo pits, and so we did, but this year we decided to present a more…
Amrit Singh | June 13, 2011 - 7:28 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean’s photos from this year’s 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam…
Scott Lapatine | June 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Saturday

Eminem closed Bonnaroo’s 3rd day, which had kicked off with hip-hop heavy hitters Lil Wayne and Big Boi in the early hours and also hosted…
Scott Lapatine | June 12, 2011 - 9:20 am

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual ‘Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean’s great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of this…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm