The Bonnaroo lineup got here out this morning, giving pageant lovers one other occasion to fawn over. With all the things from Phish to Post Malone to Grand Ole Opry to RL Grime on the lineup, there may be really one thing for everybody to get pleasure from.
But how does the digital lineup examine to the remainder of the pageant? Or even different festivals for that matter? Let’s take a deep dive on the four-day pageant lineup and discover out what it’s all about.
Bonnaroo begins on Thursday, which, separate from a number of different main music festivals in the summertime months, offers attendees a whole further day to have enjoyable and expertise new sights and sounds. A variety of music and different actions will probably be happening within the campgrounds on Thursday, in addition to a fairly stellar EDM lineup to kick issues off.
Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump will little doubt be the spotlight of the day, although forgetting about 12th Planet or Sunsquabi will definitely earn you demerits. Eprom may also carry out a solo set, with Hekler mentioning the rear for a well-rounded, although bass heavy, first day.
The second day of the pageant is completely stacked with expertise, as properly — I do know we’ve been overusing the phrase currently with all these lineup bulletins popping out, nevertheless it’s actually relevant right here. Griz and RL Grime function de facto headliners for Friday, however there’s loads extra. Griz will host the tremendous jam this yr, which can fairly merely be divine. NGHTMRE, Girl Talk, Liquid Stranger, Medasin, Ducky, Mersiv, and Crooked Colours will seemingly spherical out the Other Stage lineup on Friday.
Saturday brings one in all dance music’s greatest act to its major stage: Odesza. The melodic, drumline-accompanied phenomenon of a bunch has far outgrown any of the smaller dance tents, as we clearly noticed at Coachella final yr. Zhu may also seemingly escape the tent, however most likely received’t make the principle stage. The Other Stage will seemingly be headlined by Gramatik on Saturday, with assist from Space Jesus, Tokimonsta, SNBRN, Whipped Cream, Memba, and DJ Mel.
Sunday, the ultimate day, seems to be a little bit lighter on dance music than the remainder of the weekend, however solely in amount. As far as high quality is worried, it measures up. We may see Illenium on Roo’s major stage, however he received’t match within the Other Stage anymore. The remainder of the dance music lineup is comprised of G Jones (notice: Space Jesus, Eprom, Shlump, Liquid Stranger, G Jones all on the identical lineup – there’s a transparent sample right here), Two Feet(possibly at Other stage possibly not), AC Slater, CID, Dombresky, and Iglooghost.
And (as if all that wasn’t sufficient already) all of this fails to say the crown jewel of EDM at Bonnaroo – the Kalliope stage. Bonnaroo has no curfew – it’s “24/7,” and in contrast to most different levels this one goes until SUNRISE each evening. Who will play? We received’t know forward of time – it’s ALL surprises. 2018 featured a dawn set from Kaskade, and previous years have featured the likes of Skrillex and different large names. So we’d not know forward of time, however you’ll be able to guess your cash there will probably be an ideal mixture of well-known names and surprises atop Kalliope until the wee hours of the morning.
All of this to say, even in the event you uncared for all the things aside from dance music (which we don’t suggest, however you do you), you’d nonetheless expertise all kinds of artists and acts. While there are certain to be artists you are feeling need to be on the lineup or some you merely simply want had been on it, that doesn’t diminish the truth that the dance music lineup is powerful.
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