Bonnaroo Music Festival. Photo by: Bonnaroo / YouTube
Bonnaroo Music Festival. Photo by: Bonnaroo / YouTube

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, Rebelution, The Revivalists, STS9, and Moon Taxi Booked for Bonnaroo 2018

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has just dropped their 2018 lineup featuring over 100 live music acts set to perform in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7-10.

Bonnaroo is produced Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment. They hold a four-day music festival on a 700-acre farm in the rolling hills of Tennessee.

The lineup release has become a national event that is discussed around the clock on inforoo.com.

We have been fortunate enough to be able to attend Bonnaroo in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, and cover the event in 2015. The lineup this year is strong overall. It has a wide selection of different genres of music that different demographics can get into during the early portion of the summer.

The main reason I love this festival so much is the community and the people that makeup the event. I often feel rejected from society for thinking independently, but at Bonnaroo, it is welcomed. People are more into the kind of person you are rather than the resources you have obtained.

When I look back at my time at the festival, the best moments that I can remember is getting to spend time with my friends and family. The music on stage is very important to me, but the time shared with one another is the glue that keeps us together.

Some old school people like myself, request that the Bonnaroo lineup bring back the bands that made them successful. I see their point, as well as the demand for breakthrough bands on the rise today. I do believe that Bonnaroo makes an effort to bridge the music across a wide array of demographics to attempt to put on the best festival possible.

This year they listened to their audience and brought back the Kalliope Stage. It is a sign of the progressive nature that the festival organizers are doing their best to accommodate the needs of their attendees.

Browse over the lineup, and preview some of the acts set to perform at Bonnaroo 2018.

Bonnaroo 2018 Lineup

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2018 lineup. Photo provided.
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2018 lineup. Photo provided.

Performing artists include:

Eminem, Muse, Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, Rebelution, The Revivalists, RUFUS DU SOL, Nile Rodgers and Chic, STS9, Moon Taxi, BROCKHAMPTON, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Killers, The Regrettes, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

Additional music acts: Alison Wonderland, Alt-J, Paramore, Bon Iver, The Glitch Mob, Broken Social Scene, Big Wild, Thundercat, Superjam, Chromeo, Kali Uchis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Space Jesus, Ron Gallo and over 140 live acts.

Bonnaroo YouTube Playlist

Bonnaroo Lineup Roo Clues

For the past several years, Bonnaroo has provided hints at some of the acts that could possibly be on the lineup. With the help from our friends on Reddit, we were are to compile these names early.

These artists will be making their Bonnaroo debut.

Tyler Childers is from West Virginia, and has made a name for himself in country music. The Reddit community has brought up that Childers has a show on June 9, and it would be likely for him to perform on Thursday at Bonnaroo.

Tyler Childers

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Baltimore, Maryland is their home turf, and the rock/jam band continues to build their sound within improvisational music.

  • CYN
  • CHIC feat Nile Rodgers

  • Japanese Breakfast
  • JUNGLE
  • Denzel Curry
  • Big Wild
  • BROCKHAMPTON

Bonnaroo VIP Experience

The festival has reported the following amenities:

  • Exclusive viewing areas for the What & Which stages
  • Preferred parking and camping near venue in VIP area for one car (See RV page for RV upgrade info)
  • NEW for 2018: brand new air conditioned barn in the VIP campground
  • Special shower and restroom facilities with attendants
  • Exclusive VIP entrance to the festival grounds, Centeroo, and the Main Stage Venue
  • VIP pre-event party on Thursday night
  • Exclusive charging service for all your gadgets in the VIP Courtyard
  • Exclusive VIP lounges located in VIP Courtyard and Centeroo and including:
    • Fun games and activities
    • Live video feeds of performances
    • Exclusive bars and vendors
    • Public Wifi
  • Gospel Brunch party on Sunday morning with gospel choir performance in VIP Campground
  • Commemorative Bonnaroo Merchandise Packages
  • Yoga classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the VIP Campground

They also have a contest to win four VIP tickets via their main website. Entry is open until Wednesday at 5 p.m. CST.