What to Expect From Bonnaroo 2014

The full Bonnaroo 2014 lineup has been announced! You’ll find it by scrolling down just a bit ;)

bonnaroo 2014 lineupStarting in 2002, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been held at the Great Stage Park, a 700-acre farm located in Manchester, Tennessee.  The four day event is held annually and the concert is set to take place June 12th-15th, 2014, so mark your calendars now!
Great Stage Park is set on 700-acres, with many stages featuring live music which includes the following genres:

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • Country
  • Gospel
  • Reggae
  • Pop
  • Electronica
  • Indie rock
  • World music
  • Hip hop
  • Alternative music

What groups have played at Bonnaroo in the past?

In the past, the Bonnaroo festival started with primarily focusing on jam bands and folk rock, however, today it has become diversified, but still remains true to its roots!

Past notable music acts appearing at the festival include the following:

  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Pearl Jam
  • Radiohead
  • Paul McCartney
  • Tom Petty
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • The Allman Brothers Band
  • Beastie Boys
  • Arcade Fire
  • The Police
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Neil Young
  • Bob Dylan
  • Jay-Z
  • Metallica
  • Counting Crows
  • The Beach Boys
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Widespread Panic
  • Jack Johnson
  • The Strokes
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Bon Iver
  • Wilco
  • James Brown
  • Phish
  • The Dead
  • The Black Keys

These are just a few of the endless entertaining acts that have been featured in past festivals and 2014’s line up is sure to be just as exciting!

What is the history behind the Bonnaroo Festival?

The word “Bonnaroo” was first made popular by a New Orleans R & B singer named Dr. John and it comes from his album entitled “Desitively Bonnaroo.” The term means “a really good time,” and translates to “the best on the streets.”  The name was selected because of its literal meaning and musical tradition.  The very first festival was held in 2002 and took its inspiration from other musical festivals which were extremely common and popular during the 1990’s. Although in the early years, the festival received no type of traditional advertisement, to the surprise of promoters, the event sold out in nearly two weeks’ time.

What kinds of activities are available at the Bonnaroo Festival?

Throughout the week of the festival, there are various tents filled with interesting and entertaining activities.  These tents have become very popular with the nighttime crowd which as such activities as the Silent tent and many other club or bar theme venues.  Other tents include; the Comedy tent, the Cinema tent, and the Broo’ers Festival tent.  Outside the tents, Planet Roo hosts non-profit organizations which provide those attending with information about conservation and healthy living.

What is “Tent City”?

Outside the musical venue is a campground known to “Boonaroovians” as “Tent City.”  Tent City consists of about 11 pods which are set up by the festival organizers and it provides various services for campers.  Each pod has medical services and an information booth and a community art project.  Often these projects are facilitated jointly, between an invited artist and the campers and it provides some very creative projects!

What kind of accolades has the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival received in the past?

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is no doubt an extremely popular event and in the past it has received many accolades.  In 2008, the festival was named best by Rolling Stone magazine who called it “the ultimate over-the-top summer festival.”  The New York Times stated “Bonnaroo has revolutionized the modern rock festival.”  USA Today has called Bonnaroo “the culmination of a musical movement” and “THE concert event of the summer.”  Finally, the Associated Press has called it “Bonnaroo: three days and four nights of musical history in the making.”

Bonnaroo 2014 is one show you cannot afford to miss!

And at long last, here is the official Bonnaroo 2014 lineup list:

Slightly Stoopid
Fitz and The Tantrums
Janelle Monáe
Amos Lee
Cage The Elephant
Die Antwoord
Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
Capital Cities
Jake Bugg
Chance The Rapper
Dr. Dog
Yonder Mountain String Band
John Butler Trio
Little Dragon
City and Colour
The Glitch Mob
The Naked and Famous
Taran Killam
Drive-By Truckers
Washed Out
Danny Brown
Sam Smith
A$AP Ferg
Seasick Steve
Shovels & Rope
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Wood Brothers
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily
Pusha T
ZZ Ward
Seun Kuti
Blackberry Smoke
Hannibal Buress
First Aid Kit
A Tribe Called Red
Omar Souleyman
The Bouncing Souls
Greensky Bluegrass
Ty Segall
Sarah Jarosz
Vintage Trouble
Okkervil River
White Denim
Jonathan Wilson
Robert DeLong
Cloud Nothings
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Valerie June
King Khan & The Shrines
Break Science
The Black Lillies
Real Estate
The Lone Bellow
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Jon Batiste
La Santa Cecilia
Cass McCombs
Vance Joy
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Those Darlins
Lake Street Dive
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wild Feathers
The Preatures
Blank Range

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