Billed as a “late night set,” Tame Impala’s two-hour opus begins at 1:00 AM and will end your Friday in a blissful hippy haze. Go to bed if you wish, but do so knowing that you’re missing something loud, psychedelic and splendid.
Jazz virtuoso Kamasi Washington is leading this year’s Superjam—dubbed “Heart, Soul & Spirit: A Tribute to Tennessee”—featuring Miguel, GRiZ, Allen Stone, Nathaniel Rateliff, Dev Hynes and many more. As always, the Superjam is a must-attend experience… and good fodder to predict which special guests are coming out.
Looking for a little pop paradise in the midst of the guitar screech and rhyme-slinging? Look no further than Ellie Goulding, an alternative festival veteran and a veteran alternative at many a festival by now. Expect hits, showmanship and plenty of smooth moves from the U.K. superstar.
Bonnaroo is one of the biggest rock festivals in the world, but it’s not afraid to embrace a mainstream country act once in a while. Chris Stapleton is sure to impress on the main stage, but we’re even more hyped to hear Sam Hunt’s distinct blend of country and pop on Saturday, and witness thousands of people trying to rap along to “Take Your Time’s” verses.
Sure, you’re not going to want to miss Death Cab For Cutie or The Dead & Co. on Sunday’s main stage, but Jason Isbell’s recent output is very much… alive. Something More Than Free was one of the best albums of last year, and to hear the songs echoing across the Bonnaroo field will be a treat.
Do not think for one second that Lamb of God’s Saturday evening Bonnaroo will be anything short of explosive. The long-running heavy metal act is back with a vengeance following Randy Blythe’s manslaughter case; the release of VII: Sturm und Drang last year signaled a renewed sense of intensity from the guys, which will be fully on display at Bonnaroo.