The first and craziest thing about the Bonnaroo lineup is that there is an actual Bonnaroo lineup. As in, artists are going to play concerts, on stage, in front of people, for real. Not in the far flung future, but this year. September 2-5, to be exact, just a few hours outside of Nashville. That date suggests a lot of optimism about the vaccine rollout over the remainder of the spring, but at this point, such optimism seems warranted enough.
And if you don’t mind taking a chance on the Tennessee heat, there’s a lot to love here. Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion headline the opening night, with Lizzo and Tame Impala taking the second night and Tyler the Creator and Lana Del Rey bringing it all home. Pretty good lineup!
And there are tons of great artists in the smaller fonts as well. Run the Jewels, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Janelle Monae, Waxahatchee, Lil Baby, Glass Animals, Jon Batiste, Jack Harlow, Colony House, Jamila Woods, Leon Bridges and do we spy Dashboard Confessional on Saturday night? The mind boggles. Here’s the full poster.
So, yeah, should be a lot of fun, assuming the pandemic is well and truly handled at that point. If you like your odds, tickets are available right here, right now.