Festival season may still be a few months away but now that we're almost a couple weeks into the new year we are officially in festival lineup announcement season. Progress!
Bonnaroo was all set to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021 before torrential rain caused organisers to pull the plug at the last minute. Add to this 2020's postponement thanks to COVID and you can imagine just how excited the festival's loyal fanbase is for the 2022 edition.
Today Bonnaroo announced their full lineup for this year and as has come to be the norm over the last few years it is an expertly curated and quite varied bill which balances the festival's jam band, folky origins with its newer wheelhouses: hip hop and electronic music.
Headlining this year are leaders of three different genres: hip hop's conscience J. Cole, alt metal rockers Tool, and the legendary witchy woman Stevie Nicks.
Some other notable names joining them over the festival's four days are the likes of The Chicks, Flume, Machine Gun Kelly, Illenium, 21 Savage, Roddy Ricch, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, and Gryffin. As well, this year's famed superjam will be hosted by mega producer / Bleachers band leader Jack Antonoff.
After these past couple years I think we can all take comfort in knowing that even though so much has changed, Bonnaroo is still here to give a platform for the healing and unifying powers of music.
Bonnaroo 2022 takes place June 16-19 in Manchester, Tennessee. Find more info and join the Mailing List on our Bonnaroo 2022 guide.