Bonnaroo 2015

Bonnaroo 2015

June 11, 2015 - June 14, 2015
June 11, 2015 - June 14, 2015


The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment; since its first year in 2002, it has been held at what is now Great Stage Park on a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. The festival typically starts on the second Thursday in June and lasts four days. Main attractions of this festival are the multiple stages featuring live music with a diverse array of musical styles including indie rock, classic rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, pop, electronica, and other alternative music. Musical acts play from around noon until 4:00am or later.

The festival began with a focus on jam bands and folk rock; it has diversified in recent years but continues to pay tribute to its roots. Notable acts have included Arctic Monkeys, Elton John,[2] Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Tool, The Beach Boys, Kanye West, Phish, My Morning Jacket, Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Wilco, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Jay Z, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Police, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, The Strokes, The Black Crowes, Cypress Hill, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, ZZ Top, ASAP Ferg, Billy Joel, and Widespread Panic. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent, and a Ferris wheel.

The festival was ranked in 2003 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll",[3] "Festival of the Decade" by Consequence of Sound, and among the 10 Best Festivals by GQ Magazine.

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Ben Harper
singer-songwriter and musician
bornOctober 28, 1969
Claremont, California, United States
Alabama Shakes
Kendrick Lamar
Rapper, songwriter
bornJune 17, 1987
Compton, California, U.S.
My Morning Jacket

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William Martin "Billy" Joel[4] (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter and a composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.[5] His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is one of the best-selling albums in the US.[6]

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.[7]

Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006). In 2001, Joel received the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2013, Joel received the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah", Joel stopped writing and releasing pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams. However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career.


Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African. They are one of the most successful bands of the 20th century.[1][2] Rolling Stone Magazine described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".[3]

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1971, having grown out of a previous band known as The Salty Peppers.[4][5] Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.[2] Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.[2] They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.[6][7][8][9][2][10] Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay.[11] The music industry and fans have bestowed Lifetime Achievement honors from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994) and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section, their energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the interplay between the contrasting vocals of Philip Bailey's falsetto and Maurice White's tenor.[1] The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band's albums.[12] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band had many hits, including "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove". Two Earth, Wind & Fire classic songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "That’s the Way of the World" (2004) and "Shining Star" (2007).[2]

The band is also known as having been the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award.[2] President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House for the first social event of the new administration.


Robert Anthony Plant, CBE (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin. A powerful and wide vocal range (particularly evident in his high-pitched vocals) have given him a successful solo career spanning over 40 years. Plant is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock and roll; he has influenced fellow rock singers such as Freddie Mercury, Axl Rose and Chris Cornell.[1] In 2006, Heavy Metal magazine Hit Parader named Plant the "Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time".[2] In 2009, Plant was voted "the greatest voice in rock" in a poll conducted by Planet Rock.[3][4] In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 15 on their list of the 100 best singers of all time. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers ranked Plant the greatest of all lead singers.[5]

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Great Stage Park
Great Stage Park is a 650-acre (2.6 km2) outdoor event space located 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Since 2002 it has been home to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the largest outdoor festival in North America.


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Images from the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Peoria Journal Star  –  June 15, 2015
A gallery of photos from the popular four-day music festival Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo, a New Orleans slang term for “a really good time,” is considered one of the premiere music festivals in the country since its inception in 2002 ...
Win tickets to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2015 from The Current  –  April 23, 2015
(See the full lineup below.) The Current is giving one lucky winner a pair of 4-day guests access passes to the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. These exclusive passes grant you camping access to the space behind the two main stages (where friends ...
Bonnaroo 2015 Festival Review: From Worst to Best
Consequence of Sound  –  June 16, 2015
We all come to Bonnaroo for one reason or another: love, escape, freedom, “fuck it.” Whatever brings you there usually brings you back. That’s because The Farm is more or less a permutation of nirvana — a raw, unrivaled experience that, yes ...
50 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2015
Rolling Stone  –  June 15, 2015
The 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival featured hundreds of artists, dozens of food trucks and more glitter than we can quantify. And thanks to top-notch headlining performances from Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford & Sons, it was another ...
WATCH: deadmau5 @ Bonnaroo 2015
Live Music Blog  –  June 14, 2015
Bonnaroo seemed like a good place for deadmau5 to continue his new stage show tradition of kicking back on a couch with Katy Perry bestie Left Shark during the middle of his show. I, for one, personally enjoy my little beer break during see ya :) so awesome.
Bonnaroo 2015: Photos from a skin-bearing day-two at festival  –  June 13, 2015
There's no such thing as a curfew here at Bonnaroo. It's the only music festival in North America that operates 24-hours-a-day. Early this morning, I feel asleep to the electronic bleeps of Deadmau5, the electronic dance music star whose What Stage set was ...

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