The Press Release:
Today, Bonnaroo reveals the initial lineup for the 19th annual edition of the internationally acclaimed four-day multi-stage camping festival set to take place June 11 – 14 at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will once again present an extraordinarily diverse bill featuring top artists spanning countless genres and stylistic approaches performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event.
Thursday, June 11 will include: Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more. Friday, June 12, will feature: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more. Saturday, June 13, will include: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more. Sunday, June 14, will see: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.
The complete Bonnaroo 2020 lineup is below.
Tickets for Bonnaroo will go on sale Thursday, January 9, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Options will include General Admission (4 Day), GA+ (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day), General Admission Camping & Parking, VIP Camping, Platinum Camping, and more. Once again, Bonnaroo is presenting an array of affordable options, with tickets starting at $35 down and accommodations available for as low as $70 per night. Car Camping Passes are priced at only $60 (plus fees) per car, not per person, allowing fans to both save money and reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling.
BONNAROO 2020 – NEW AND IMPROVED
Throughout its history, Bonnaroo has listened to its fanbase and delivered improvements and enhancements to the festival experience year after year. 2020 will be no different, with more ticket options, new activities, site improvements including improved signage and navigation tools, on-site transportation options, additional info booths, additional Plaza programming and more.
NEW TICKET OPTIONS:
New ticketing options for 2020 include GA+, offering traditional General Admission along with exclusive access to a brand new Centeroo lounge featuring air-conditioned restrooms, exclusive bars and food vendors, relaxed shaded seating, and more.
CAMPING, TENT AND RV RENTAL OPTIONS:
Camping at Bonnaroo is hardly “camping” by most definitions of the word – it’s an endless adventure of discovery and human connection with your friends, and a key part of the Bonnaroo experience. Expect crazy surprises, unique adventures, and stories you’ll tell for a lifetime – this is NOT your average festival camping.
2020 will see an assortment of improved tent and RV rental options, including new darkroom dome tents (available with AC), convenient camping near The Grove, and more. For more information about camping, Tents & Glamping, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/tents and www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas.
Bonnaroo’s campgrounds include hubs of activities and convenience, known as Plazas, and will return better than ever in 2020. Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, charging stations, misting stations, showers, restrooms, medical and safety stations, information booths and most importantly, incredible programming for festival fans.
The Plazas are headed for their best year yet in 2020. Hayley Williams of Paramore will return to curate an improved “Roo’s Sanctuary of Self Love,” House of Yes will host Bonnaroo’s second annual Pride Parade, grab an eclectic slice of Nashville at The Ville, and much more still to be announced.
Details on Plazas can be found at https://www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas/
VIP AND PLATINUM ENHANCEMENTS:
Bonnaroo’s VIP and Platinum guests will also enjoy a large number of upgrades, including a new VIP campground layout providing direct entry into the venue and the mound at the What Stage, with more convenient placement for amenities in the venue as well as additional showers and restrooms in the campgrounds. Platinum patrons will enjoy the best campground and amenities on the entire site, all in a new spot directly south of Centeroo. This year will feature all the classic Platinum amenities plus a dedicated Platinum vehicle entrance off Campground Road as well as a completely shaded and wooded campground with newly added access to the Artist Lounge. To learn more about VIP & Platinum, please see www.bonnaroo.com/vip-and-platinum.
Hailed by the New York Times as the summer event that “revolutionized the modern rock festival,” Bonnaroo continues to draw high profile media attention and critical acclaim with each passing year. “Bonnaroo 2019 found the festival’s identity again,” wrote Esquire, commending the “delightfully weird roster of jam bands, pop acts, dance music, country stars, and more.” “Bonnaroo roared back this year,” declared Rolling Stone in its annual “Bonnaroo 2019: 20 Best Things We Saw” wrap-up, while Consequence of Sound raved, “2019’s Roo got the ingredients right…a phenomenal celebration of music from hip-hop to rock and roll, Americana to EDM, and string bands to jam bands.” “Bonnaroo 2019 proved to be a return to form,” wrote Paste. “The Farm is still one of the best (or at least, most iconic) places to hear music in the country.” “While plenty of places have tried to replicate the ideal large, grassy field format,” enthused Uproxx, “no one does large and grassy quite like Bonnaroo…The festival itself had an aesthetic that translated across performers – and therefore across generations, demographics, and status levels – proving the event’s own personality has more influence on the experience than any artist who might play it…All in all, the whole festival was reminiscent of what’s going on in popular music, a finger on the pulse of what fans most want to see, but always spiked with a dash of Tennessee’s own flavor.”
THE COMPLETE BONNAROO 2020 LINEUP IS BELOW:
THURSDAY, JUNE 11: 99 Neighbors, Andy Frasco, Big Something, Briston Maroney, Dabin, Devon Gilfillian, Ezra Collective, The Funk Hunters, HE$H, Kursa, Larkin Poe, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, MIZE, Scarypoolparty, S.P.O.C.K., Sweet Crude, Taska Black, The Regrettes, Too Many Zooz, Zía
FRIDAY, JUNE 12: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper, Brittany Howard, Primus, Dashboard Confessional, Big Wild, Ganja White Night, Lennon Stella, The Band Camino, Wallows, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkauz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew, Remain In Light Turns 40, Ekali, Svdden Death, Still Woozy, Tones and I, Marc Rebillet, Yola, Lucii, ATLiens, Detox Unit, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Resistance Revival Chorus, Phutureprimitive, Luzcid, Alt?n Gün, PLS&TY, Mdou Moctar, Dynohunter
SATURDAY, JUNE 13: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions, Superjam: Sylvan Esso Presents WITH, Kevin Gates, Nelly Performing Country Grammar, TroyBoi, Dermot Kennedy, Subtronics, Denzel Curry, J.I.D., Mandolin Orange, The Growlers, Billy Strings, Mt. Joy, Yaeji, Moody Good, EOB, The Marcus King Band, Wooli, Surfaces, Slowthai, Dr. Fresch, Hero The Band, Nilüfer Yanya, Jupiter & Okwess, William Black, Lick, DJ Mel
SUNDAY, JUNE 14: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, REZZ, Boombox Cartel, Greensky Bluegrass, The Struts, CAAMP, Oliver Tree, PEEKABOO, Morgan Wallen, LSDREAM, Pinegrove, Cuco, Saint Jhn, Orville Peck, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Colony House, Bonnie X Clyde, Bill Frisell: Harmony featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Bergman, Elderbrook, Makaya McCraven
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: So there you have it my festival loving readers – the full lineup of the 2020 Bonnaroo Festival. I should admit that we don’t hit this one at all since festivals are barely a thing I can muster the time for over on PiercingMetal and when they are elsewhere in the states its practically impossible to work out logistically. There is a wide assortment of artists performing as you can see in the list and while the overall volume of talent is great, I am only interested in just over a dozen of them. Anyway, I wonder who among you in the readership might be considering this soiree. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you soon.
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