Why Bonnaroo Boasts the Best Lineup So Far
  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

As summer music festivals continue to grow annually in size, count and popularity, we always seem to find something to whine about. This year, there seemed to be a homogenization of headliners—one headliner in particular—that seemed to dissolve desires to travel cross country to attend an iconic festival when the same acts are scheduled to perform at a start-up fest right down the freeway. This dissatisfaction was relieved last night Bonnaroo broke the trend by announcing its truly stellar and eclectic lineup.



Unlike its other massive festival buds Coachella and Governors Ball, Bonnaroo lacks the headlining reunion spectacle of OutKast, who are scheduled to perform at over 40 festivals throughout the summer like a traveling, hip-hop Vegas residency. Instead, they landed their old foe Kanye West, who has been loathed by the Roo community ever since he showed up eight hours late to his 2008 set, and a hopeful answer to Paul McCartney's epic 2013 set in Elton John—two top-tier acts who, at this point, are not slated to perform at any of Bonnaroo's major competitors.

We understand that picking the perfect summer festival is a very expensive dilemma, and based on our somewhat professional experience, Bonnaroo is currently looking like the best destination during your summer road trip. Honestly, where the hell else can you see Lionel Richie and Deafheaven in the same weekend?!

Bonnaroo tickets go on sale Saturday, February 22nd at noon EST.

The Entire Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup:

Slightly Stoopid
Fitz and The Tantrums
Cake
Janelle Mone
Grouplove
Amos Lee
CHVRCHES
Cage The Elephant
Die Antwoord
Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
Mastodon
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
Phosphorescent
Drive-By Truckers
Washed Out
Danny Brown
Warpaint
Sam Smith
A$AP Ferg
Darkside
Seasick Steve
Shovels & Rope
Lucero
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
Meshuggah
Polia
DakhaBrakha
Goat
ZZ Ward
Seun Kuti
Blackberry Smoke
MS MR
Hannibal Buress
First Aid Kit
Rudimental
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
Typhoon
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Valerie June
King Khan & The Shrines
Cherub
BANKS
Break Science
The Black Lillies
Real Estate
The Lone Bellow
Caveman
Big Sams Funky Nation
Jon Batiste
La Santa Cecilia
Classixx
Allah-Las
Cass McCombs
Vance Joy
Haerts
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Those Darlins
Deafheaven
Lake Street Dive
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wild Feathers
The Preatures
Blank Range

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