Bonnaroo: Check out the 2015 line-up(Read article summary)
Acts at Bonnaroo this summer will include Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, and Mumford and Sons, among others. Bonnaroo is held in Manchester, Tenn.
A piano man is coming to Bonnaroo.
The lineup for the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was recently announced and musician Billy Joel is the headliner. Bonnaroo takes place in Manchester, Tenn., from June 11 to June 14.
Almost 100 acts were announced to be part of the festival this year, according to Rolling Stone, and other participants include Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, My Morning Jacket, and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Also included are Belle and Sebastian, Spoon, Alabama Shakes, Hozier, Dej Loaf, Tears for Fears, Bassnectar, Run the Jewels, and Slayer.
Bonnaroo will also include a Superjam event (those who have joined in the past include Ben Folds, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, and Skrillex, among others) and the Bluegrass Situation Superjam which will hosted by “We’re the Millers” actor Ed Helms.
More participating artists will be announced as the festival draws closer.
According to the Bonnaroo website, the lineup was announced this year using Bonnaroo fans. On Jan. 13, fans called a phone number to receive the name of one act that they could then announce via social media. People could also look at the Bonnaroo website to see people sharing names.
Some got fairly creative with how they shared the news, like Twitter user Joe Ochterbeck, who revealed that Alabama Shakes would be performing.
The headliner, Billy Joel, is currently a “music franchise” at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to the website for the residency. He recently set a record for the consecutive amount of shows that were sold out there. In 2001, he released an album titled “Fantasies & Delusions” that consisted of works composed by him but performed by musician Richard Joo. The last of Joel’s studio albums featuring him performing was 1993’s “River of Dreams.”
Bonnaroo performers of the last few years have included Elton John, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, and Radiohead.
Bonnaroo tickets go on sale on Jan. 17.