The 5 Biggest Highlights
It goes without saying that this exclusive grab is the festival’s genuine breadwinner. After reuniting last year for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay proved this band has some power to behold, creating a buzz on the net that hasn’t let up since. Exclusivity aside, this band just belongs at Bonnaroo. Their supercharged folk sound is perfectly suited for the sunny confines of Manchester, TN, and you can’t deny that we’ve all been itching to see Neil Young at the ‘Roo.
Dr. John and The Original Meters
Most of you are probably scratching your heads, but Dr. John’s addition might be the sharpest get the festival’s had in years. Hailing from New Orleans, LA, this legendary multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist just oozes talent. He also stinks to the high heavens of “festival funk”, which is not a bad thing in the slightest. Oh, he’ll also be performing his 1974 classic, Destively Bonnaroo, but that’s not a big deal, right?
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy
Okay, so it’s not Led Zeppelin. So what? It’s Robert Plant. Fun fact: Did you know Band of Joy was Plant’s original group before LZ? Truth. Okay, so his latest album comprises itself of mainly covers, but it’s not like he won’t be scratching that tender, juicy back catalogue of his. Recent setlists have included past classics like “Gallows Pole”, “Misty Mountain Hop”, and “Rock N’ Roll”. Dare we say more?
Superjam featuring Dan Auerbach & Dr. John
After a two-year hiatus, Bonnaroo chose to resurrect its iconic Superjam with two rock titans and promises of special guests. Dare we say…. Jack White? Please?
String Cheese Incident
It’s Bonnaroo’s 10th anniversary, so it makes sense that they’d pull out some familiar faces. Fans should no doubt be pleased at the addition of the raucous cult-favorite String Cheese Incident. Some will argue there isn’t a better festival for them… we’ll see come June.