Bonnaroo didn’t waste any time getting their lineup out to the masses first thing on Tuesday morning. The four-day music festival will return to “The Farm” in Manchester, Tenn. June 7-10 and will be lead by headlining performances from Eminem, The Killers and Muse. The arrival of Bonnaroo’s 2018 poster follows what has already been a first week of 2018 cluttered with lineup announcements from big events across North America including Coachella, Governors Ball and Boston Calling, just to name a few.
While Eminem and The Killers both appear on numerous lineup announcements already this year, Bonnaroo always seems to set itself apart by truly diversifying the kinds of artists they book on their undercard, and this year is no exception. Notable bands and artists who will take one of Bonnaroo’s many stages and tents this summer include Future, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver (who will be delivering a pair of “unique” performances), Paramore, 2017 breakout star Khalid, Mavis Staples and veteran pop/country superstar Sheryl Crow finds herself on her first festival poster of the year.
Other acts that certainly make Bonnaroo one of the more unique lineups in music in 2018 include The Revivalists, reggae outfit Rebelution, Nile Rodgers & Chic, the funk-filled duo known as Chromeo, Aussie DJ Alison Wonderland, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trombone Shorty, Thundercat, GoGo Penguin and a pair of jam band staples in Spafford and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.
Tailoring its lineup specifically for the country music fans who will be making the 40-minute trek from nearby Nashville, Bonnaroo will also feature a live broadcast of the Grand Old Opry. The Nashville-based venue/concert series has become a historic institution in country music over the years, and to have it take place at Bonnaroo will certainly deepen the diversity and rich musical culture that that any U.S. festival desperately needs.
Bonnaroo saw a notable rise in ticket sales in 2017 thanks to booking a handful of top 40-friendly artists including The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Major Lazer, Lorde and Travis Scott. With three headliners on the bill in 2018 who are by no means young and fresh, it will be interesting to see how many younger fans return to The Farm in 2018, as more and more festivals around the U.S. add more competition to an already busy seasonal concert market.
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