Bonnaroo 2016

Bonnaroo 2016

June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016
June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016


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, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, ZZ Top, 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.

Bonnaroo Music Festival was largely influenced by art rock concerts of the late 1960's and early 1970's. The festival is a nod to the Monterey International Pop Music Festival (1967), the Atlanta International Pop Festival (1969, 1970), and most famously the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).

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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LCD Soundsystem
J. Cole
American hip-hop recording artist and record producer
bornJanuary 28, 1985
Tame Impala

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LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. It is fronted by musician James Murphy, co-founder of record label DFA Records. The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005. It garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House", which has become the band's most successful single, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released "45:33", a forty-six minute-long composition that was made as a "workout track" especially for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series. In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years later, LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in their home country of the United States.

On February 5, 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website that announced its disbandment following a farewell concert, which took place on April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden.[8] The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was also made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014.

After a series of rumors hinting at a possible band reunion, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" in December 2015, making it their first single since "Throw" in 2010. LCD Soundsystem has since confirmed their reunion and has indicated an expanded tour, including appearances at the 2016 Coachella, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Glastonbury music festivals, as well as a new studio album, which will be released some time in 2016.


Pearl Jam is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band's fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are former members of the band.

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament's previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, over the course of the band's career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make proper music videos or give interviews, and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."[1]

To date, the band has sold nearly 32 million records in the U.S.[2] and an estimated 60 million worldwide.[3][4] Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of that decade.[5] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic referred to Pearl Jam as "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s."[6]


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are an American hip hop duo formed in 2008, from Seattle, Washington. The duo is composed of Ben Haggerty, a rapper and singer who goes by the name of Macklemore,[1][2] and Ryan Lewis, a record producer, DJ, and professional photographer, who met the former at a photo shoot and they have significantly collaborated ever since. In 2009, they released their first collaborative effort, an EP titled VS. EP. They have since followed up with VS. Redux (2010), the Grammy Award-winning album The Heist (2012) and This Unruly Mess I've Made (2016). [2][3]

Macklemore and Lewis' single "Thrift Shop" reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.[4] The single was premiered on commercial radio by radio personality Jay Postal on September 2, 2012, and was soon dubbed the first song since 1994 to top the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label by Billboard, although Macklemore, in a slightly unusual recording contract, pays a nominal percentage of sales to use Warner Bros. Records’ radio promotion department to push his singles.[5][6] Their second single, "Can't Hold Us" also peaked at number one of the Hot 100 Chart, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart's history to have their first two singles both reach the peak position.[7] Macklemore and Lewis released their debut studio album The Heist on October 9, 2012, which charted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200. The pair won four Grammy Awards at the 2014 ceremony, including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance ("Thrift Shop"). Their second album, This Unruly Mess I've Made was released on February 26, 2016.

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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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Watch: Leon Bridges rocks Bonnaroo with cover of Ginuwine's 'Pony'  –  June 13, 2016
Leon Bridges played one of the biggest stages in his career over the weekend at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. The fest, which has built a reputation as the Coachella of the Eastern U.S., annually draws about 80,000 people ...
Long lines expected at airport following CMA Fest, Bonnaroo  –  June 13, 2016
With the departure of CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival attendees, airport officials say passengers should prepare for more people and longer lines at the airport Monday. Airport officials are encouraging all passengers to know what ...
Bonnaroo 2016: The festival's 5 key takeaways
USA Today  –  June 13, 2016
Video by Marcia Masulla/12th & Broad Bob Weir of Dead & Company performs at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Manchester, Tenn. (Photo: Amy Harris, Amy Harris/Invision/AP) When you’re talking about Bonnaroo, “average” is a ...
Kentucky pedestrian killed near Bonnaroo music festival
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer  –  June 13, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A 22-year-old Louisville man has been killed after being struck by two vehicles on Interstate 24 near the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the victim as Casey J. Young. A preliminary THP ...
Bonnaroo 15 comes to a close; organizers already looking to next year
Times Free Press  –  June 13, 2016
The 15th Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was mere hours from being over Sunday afternoon and Jeff Cuellar, vice president of strategic planning for co-producer AC Entertainment, was calling it one of the best festivals in its history. He is looking to the ...
MTSU, Bonnaroo pact provides 'remarkable learning opportunity' for students
WGNS  –  June 10, 2016
About 40 College of Media and Entertainment students will be producing multimedia content from the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which started Thursday and runs through Sunday and features such big names as Pearl Jam, Miguel and Chris Stapleton ...
WEBCAST: Watch The 2016 Bonnaroo Live Stream Featuring Waxahatchee, Kamasi Washington, Father John Misty And More
mxdwn  –  June 8, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival finally kicks off today. As usual, it is sure to be one of the most high-profile festivals of the Summer, featuring a plethora of big-name acts and up-and-comers alike. The festival will feature it’s ...
Live Music Blog  –  June 8, 2016
In festival years, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is entering old age (unvetted stat ... Here are some of the big themes, picks for sets and a few can’t miss smaller acts playing in 2016. For the first seven years of Bonnaroo (2002-08), Grateful ...
Complete Guide To Bonnaroo 2016
CBS DFW  –  June 6, 2016
Once described by MTV as the size of 375 football fields, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual summer music festival that began in 2002. Held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, many of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have ...
Bonnaroo at 15: Memorable moments from years past
The Business Insider  –  June 1, 2016
syndication.ap.orgFILE - In this June 13, 2010 file photo, fans cheer as Phoenix performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. This year’s festival runs June 9-12, 2016 and features Pearl Jam, Dead and Company, LCD Soundsystem and ...

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