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Bonnaroo 2014 lineup announced: Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, more

Well, well — look who’s back at Bonnaroo.

The Tennessee festival has just announced the lineup for this summer’s sunbaked soiree, and it looks like Kanye West — whose appearance at the event in 2008 was met with much controversy —  will be headlining once again. Redemption!

Some of the other headlining names on the list include Elton John and Lionel Richie, two titans who will be making their first ever trip to the muddy Manchester meet-up, which will go down June 12-15.

Also scheduled: Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Phoenix, Neutral Milk Hotel, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean, and the Avett Brothers, who, hopefully for their sake, won’t be playing against Yeezus again.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at noon via Check out the full lineup below:


Bonnaroo 'Soopergroop' documentary and mixtape feat. YouTube stars Soul Khan, Jeni Suk, Black Violin and more -- watch and listen here EXCLUSIVE


What happens when the Internet meets the mud- and rock star-infested playing fields of rural Tennessee?

At this year’s Bonnaroo, festival organizers and INDMUSIC gathered YouTube stars Knower, Jeni Suk, Black Violin, and Soul Khan to form a liberally spelled ‘Soopergroop’ — and recorded it for posterity in an eight-part documentary series and original mixtape. Listen after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Livestream the Bonnaroo Festival starting today -- watch Paul McCartney, Macklemore, Nas, the National and more


Even though Mumford and Sons announced today that they’ll be canceling their Bonnaroo headlining gig while bassist Ted Dwane recovers from a blood clot on his brain Jack Johnson will step in to replace them – there are still approximately 97,000 bands, solo artists, comedians, and collective super jams to see over the next three days.

But if you’re not among the 80,000 attendees testing the limits of their capacity for mud, music, and psychoactive substances in Manchester, Tennessee this weekend, you can still enjoy the show from the warm, dry comfort of your laptop.

To watch Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bjork, Wilco, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang, the National, the Lumineers, Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis, Beach House, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Solange, Schoolboy Q, Cat Power, ZZ Top, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Tame Impala, Jim James, A$AP Rocky, Japandroids and many many more in real time, go to Homemade living-room mudpit (and of course, clothing) optional.

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Bonnaroo lineup announced: McCartney, Mumford, A$AP Rocky, R. Kelly, Bjork and more round out wildly diverse roster


This summer, the sons of London and Liverpool will descend upon Manchester — Tennessee, that is.

The annual rustic revel known as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced this year’s lineup, with Paul McCartney and Mumford & Sons topping the bill for the June event. Other topline guests on the docket include Bonnaroo veterans Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Icelandic export Björk.

Mumford & Sons, who this month snagged the Album of the Year prize at the Grammys, won’t be the only folk group packing their suspenders: The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, and Glen Hansard are also slated to play.

Of course, the full lineup for the four-day event, going down June 13-16 at its usual Tennessee stomping grounds, gets more diverse as you go down the list: Wilco, R. Kelly, the Wu-Tang Clan, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grizzly Bear,  Nas, Earl Sweatshirt, and ZZ Top are just some of the acts who’ll be heading to the farm.


D'Angelo lights up Bonnaroo in first U.S. performance in more than a decade

D’Angelo is back.

The reclusive R&B singer made his first live U.S. appearance in 12 years at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival early Sunday morning, surprising a few thousand fans during Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Superjam session. “I’ve been waiting 12 years to say this — ladies and gentlemen, D’Angelo!,” Thompson said as the crowd roared. (See exclusive photos of the festival here.)

It was his first U.S. show since 2000 and a prelude to an appearance at July’s Essence Music Festival and a European tour with many of the same players who backed him Sunday morning. D’Angelo played live in Europe earlier this year.

D’Angelo and his all-star band powered through a 90-minute jam session Sunday morning that included Jimi Hendrix’s “Have You Ever Been to Electric Ladyland,” Parliament Funkadelic’s “Funky Dollar Bill,” Led Zeppelin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be” and the Beatles’ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,” but no new music. READ FULL STORY

Bonnaroo lineup announced: Radiohead, Bon Iver, Skrillex heading to Tennessee

South by Southwest is right around the corner, and Coachella’s already prepping its polo grounds for a two-weekend extravaganza, which means it’s time to look forward to that third major warm-climate festival: Bonnaroo.

Manchester, Tenn.’s second most exciting tourist attraction (we see you, Old Stone Fort!) will take place June 7-10 this year, and its newly announced lineup is as impressive as ever. Perhaps the biggest headliner are Radiohead (who are also doing Coachella); also on the top of the masthead are the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish, who are no strangers to Bonnaroo’s muddy festivities.

Some of the fest’s bigger acts — many of which you may remember from the Grammys — include Skrillex, the Shins, Bon Iver, Bad Brains, the Civil Wars, comedian Aziz Ansari, and the reunited Beach Boys (hopefully without Foster the People, though they will be there too).

Of course, there’s many, many more. Check out the full list of artists below:


Bonnaroo producers confirm second death at this year's festival

After opening the festival with the tragic news that 32-year-old Beth Myers had passed away on the camp ground, Bonnaroo officials confirmed that a second person died at this year’s four-day Eminem-headlined extravaganza in Manchester, Tennessee.

Producers announced that 24-year-old Christopher Yoder of Raleigh, North Carolina died of hyperthermia after being airlifted to a local hospital. That’s not an unusual affliction, especially considering temperatures ran well into the 90s for the duration of the festival (though the results of a toxicology test could reveal more about Yoder’s passing). Myers’ cause of death had not yet been announced; an autopsy was ordered to determine cause of death.

“The safety of our patrons is our No. 1 concern, and we are deeply saddened by this,” the festival organizers said in a statement. Yoder’s passing marks the tenth death in Bonnaroo’s 10-year history.

Woman found dead at Bonnaroo camp ground
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Woman found dead at Bonnaroo camp ground

Tragedy hit this weekend’s Bonnaroo festival today, as the festival’s organizers confirmed the death of a 32-year-old woman at the Manchester, Tennessee music event’s camp ground.

The cause of death had not yet been determined. The woman—whose name has been withheld pending notification of her family, but has been identified as having lived in the Pittsburgh area—was found by her friends on Thursday night (June 9) at the camping area.

It continues an uncomfortable trend of casualties at music festivals, especially at Bonnaroo. This represents the ninth death in the festival’s ten years, including the 2010 death of a man from Wilmington, North Carolina, who passed away after having a stroke on the grounds.

Drugs tend to come into play with festival-related deaths (21-year-old Ben Muller died of a drug overdose at Coachella in 2008), while others simply seem to stem from pre-existing health conditions (a 39-year-old man passed away at Lollapalooza in 2009 following a heart attack).

However, the heat almost certainly exacerbates these things; the man who passed away at Bonnaroo last year was found to have a core temperature of 108 degrees.

Bonnaroo began on Thursday and will continue through Sunday night, featuring sets from the likes of Eminem, Lil Wayne, Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons.

Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys and more confirmed to rock Bonnaroo’s 2011 festival

Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys and more confirmed to rock Bonnaroo's 2011 festival

Nashville, Tennessee is the country capital  as far as music’s concerned. But this June some of hip-hop’s elite, as well as talents from other genres, will bring their skills just south to a 700 acre farm in Manchester. The Bonnaroo festival, celebrating its tenth birthday, announced its lineup today. Though they didn’t reveal the entire slate, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, and Neil Young all are confirmed acts.


Bonnaroo '10 Sunday: What the sun heats up, the Dave Matthews Band cools down

dave-matthewsImage Credit: Whitney Pastorek for EW.comIt was hot at Bonnaroo yesterday. (How hot was it?) It was so hot, I could have poached an organic free-range egg in my Nalgene bottle. It was so hot, the mice crawled out of Jamey Johnson’s beard, hoping to catch a breeze. It was so hot, They Might Be Giants only got halfway through “Particle Man” before he evaporated. I’ve got a million of ‘em, folks. Try the veal.

It was so very hot, in fact, that your brave festival correspondent, namely me, decided to forgo the photo pits — always a good 30 degrees or so worse than the temperature outside — and just see as much music as I could. At a music festival! It was a crazy decision, and one that paid off. Between 2 and 8 p.m., I saw a grand total of 14 bands, and time-coded my notes as I went to give you a minute-by-minute recap of my travels leading up to the Dave Matthews Band and their big closing set on the mainstage. Oh, how I was looking forward to “Ants Marching”! All day, as I walked under the oppressive sun, that was my thought: Just a few more hours, and you get to hear “Ants Marching”! Keep going! You can do it! Almost there!

After the jump: Jamey Johnson, Regina Spektor, Against Me(!), Fogerty, Ween, They Might Be Giants, Miranda Lambert, Phoenix, and yet another lesson in why the secret to life is low expectations…


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