Bonnaroo has finally announced their eclectic 2014 lineup. In what could be seen as one of the most diverse festivals of the year, Bonnaroo has outdone themselves once again. For many years now Bonnaroo has made sure that their lineup has a little bit of everything for any music fan out there and has brought rock, hip hop, EDM, blues, country, and jam down to the farm. The headliners this year are made up of Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, and Lionel Richie. Other major names playing in Tennessee this year are Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. In the past couple of years the festival has shied away from its jam band roots, but this year boasts many bands that could fall under that category with The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, and The John Butler Trio all slated to perform. Other jam bands on the schedule include The Wood Brothers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Greensky Bluegrass, and Break Science. There are also three Superjams occurring this year with one remaining unannounced at the moment, Skrillex and friends holding down an EDM one, and Ed Helms hosting The Bluegrass Situation.
Some other noteworthy acts include Janelle Monae, Cake, Ice Cube, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cage the Elephant, Dr. Dog, Mastodon, White Denim, Polica, and Damon Albarn. Over on Relix there is a great interview with Rick Farman about how they put the festival together this year. He talks about everything from getting Elton John at his first US festival ever to acts that continuously come back and grow with Bonnaroo to why they booked Kanye West again after the debacle of 2008.
Tickets go on sale over at Bonnaroo’s site on Saturday at Noon. Get your tickets and get ready to head down to the farm.