Like I mentioned previously, you can’t really compare Hangout and Bonnaroo for many reasons (history, farm vs. beach, 4 day vs. 3 day, tent vs. condo, etc)….but if you were Bonnaroo did a damn good job of showing why they are the king of festivals on this side of the country. Headliners featuring some of the biggest bands of the last twenty years? Check. Legendary jam band? Check. Nostalgic reunion band? Top indie acts? Check. Hip Hop of the past, present and future? Check. Electronic acts for late night fun? Check. One of the top comedians right now? Check. All of those things and the list isn’t even complete yet.
2012 Bonnaroo Line-up
•RADIOHEAD •RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS •PHISH •THE BEACH BOYS (BRIAN WILSON, MIKE LOVE, AL JARDINE, BRUCE JOHNSTON AND DAVID MARKS) •BON IVER •THE AVETT BROTHERS •THE SHINS •FOSTER THE PEOPLE •SKRILLEX •AZIZ ANSARI •DISPATCH •FEIST •THE ROOTS •ALICE COOPER •SUPERJAM •BLACK STAR THE WORD (JOHN MEDESKI, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS) •LUDACRIS •BEN FOLDS FIVE •FLOGGING MOLLY SPECTRUM ROAD (CINDY BLACKMAN SANTANA, JACK BRUCE, JOHN MEDESKI, AND VERNON REID) •MAC MILLER •CHILDISH GAMBINO •MAJOR LAZER •TUNE-YARDS •AFROCUBISM •FLYING LOTUS •UMPHREY’S MCGEE •LITTLE DRAGON •ST. VINCENT •CITY AND COLOUR •THE CIVIL WARS •YOUNG THE GIANT •TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB •PUNCH BROTHERS •NEEDTOBREATHE •FITZ & THE TANTRUMS •BAD BRAINS •YELAWOLF •DAWES •BATTLES •DANNY BROWN •THE BLACK LIPS •SBTRKT •PHANTOGRAM •KENDRICK LAMAR •CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES •THE KOOKS •THE JOY FORMIDABLE •THE ANTLERS •KATHLEEN EDWARDS •MIMOSA •KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS •ALABAMA SHAKES •DAS RACIST •DELTA SPIRIT •GARY CLARK JR. •IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK •LAURA MARLING •TRAMPLED BY TURTLES •MOGWAI •THE WAR ON DRUGS •BEN HOWARD •GROUPLOVE BLIND PILOT •ALO •THE DEVIL MAKES THREE •WHITE DENIM •EMA •HERE WE GO MAGIC •K-FLAY •THE LONELY FOREST •MARIACHI EL BRONX •BIG FREEDIA •DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. •THE SOUL REBELS KVELERTAK •SOJA •STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MTO PLAYS SLY •BIG GIGANTIC •SARAH JAROSZ ORGONE •DARONDO •FRUIT BATS •MOON TAXI
Tickets are on sale this Saturday and General Admission is $234.50+fees.
And for those keeping track at home, I realize 9 out of my 29 guesses for Hangout are performing at Bonnaroo. Thank you.