Bonnaroo Announces 2014 Lineup in BLAM Broadcast
Manchester, Tennessee -- On laptops, Xboxes, and on Television screens in bars across the country, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced the lineup for its 2014 edition, taking place June 12-15 in Manchester, Tennessee.
After two hours of special performances to get viewers "into a Bonnaroovian state of mind" (more on that below), Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress stood outside the BLAM party to reveal Kaskade, Wiz Kalifa, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Pusha T will play Bonnaroo 2014.
With the first names announced, Killam and Buress enter a party where The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds hosted a brand-spanking-new SUPERJAM. During said jam, the rest of the lineup was released, featuring Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Chromeo, Kanye West, Broken Bells, The Naked and Famous, Dr. Dog, The Bouncing Souls, Haerts, Slightly Stoopid, Danny Brown, Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel, Frank Ocean, Mastadon, Phoenix, Jake Bugg, Chance the Rapper, Darkside, Lionel Richie, Jack White, THE Elton John, and more.
Before the headliners were revealed, the BLAM - that's Bonnaroo's Lineup Announcement Megathon - pre-party kicked off with a re-screaning of last year's SUPERJAM featuring artists from the 2013 edition of Bonnaroo. During the pre-show, the festival surprised us all by announcing part of the lineup as "Bonnaroo Alerts." After dropping the first three acts - James Blake, Valerie June, and Banks - the broadcast moved to more live sets from Bonnaroo past, including cover performances from Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, J. Cole, Ben Folds, Weird Al Yankovic, Fitz and the Tantrums, My Morning Jacket, Phish, Kings of Leon, and many more. Among the artists announced before 9pm EST were Umphrey's McGee, Omar Souleyman, White Denim, Little Dragon, Deafhaven, The Preatures. Find the full lineup below.
Tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at noon EST. At this time, both General Admission and VIP passes, which include camping, will become available. For hopeful Bonnaroovians that can't afford the ticket all at once, Bonnaroo offers a payment plan, an option that can be selected when purchasing tickets on February 22.
Lineup: Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Kaskade, Damon Albarn, Neutral mlk Hotel, Wiz Khalifa, Superjam with Skrillex and Friends, Superjam "?", The Bluegrass Situation Superjam Hosted by Ed Helms, Disclosure, Cut Copy, The Head and the Heart, Zedd, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Funkiest Dancer, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Tedeschi Trucks Band, James Blake, Bobby Womack, Umphrey's Mcgee, Ice Cube, Ben Howard, Slightly Stoopid, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cake, Janelle Monae, 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, ASAP 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, Pusha T, Meshuggah, Polica, 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 and The Shrines, Cherub, Banks, Break Science, The Black Lillies, Real Estate, The Lone Bellow, Caveman, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jon Batiste, La Santa Cecilia, Classixx, Allah-Las, Cass MCombs, Vance Joy, Haerts, J. Roddy Wlaston and The Business, Those Darlins, Deafhaven, Lake Street Dive, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, The Wild Feathers, The Preatures, Blank Range