Today, event organizers have revealed the initial artist lineup for the 2018 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Set to take place June 7th – 10th, this year’s edition of the four-day multi-stage camping festival will showcase over 150 artists. As always, the party will go down at The Farm at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre event space located 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN.
The lineup features a wide array of pop, hip-hop, and electronic artists, and while it continues the festival’s recent trend of moving toward more mainstream acts, there’s plenty to be excited about for jam fans. The slate of artists includes Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver performing two unique sets, Khalid, Kaskade, Paramore, Alt-J, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, Rebelution, The Revivalists, Virtual Self, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rufus Du Sol, Chromeo, STS9, Alison Wonderland, Moon Taxi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Glitch Mob Carnage, BROCKHAMPTON, Rag’N’Bone Man, Thundercat, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Spafford, Old Crow Medicine Show, Playboi Carti, The Glitch Mob, Broken Social Scene, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Thundercat, Mavis Staples, Amadou & Mariam, Midland, SuperJam, Grand Ole Opry, T-Pain and much much more. You can read the complete lineup below.
Constantly looking for ways to enhance the fans’ experience onsite, Bonnaroo has several exciting new improvements, both structural and experiential, to announce for the 2018 event. For the first time this year, the communal areas, formerly known as pods, will be called Plazas. The Plazas are strategically located in well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds that will include: shade, free public WiFi, showers, fun activities and art, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms. Several permanent “Barns” are being installed in various locations onsite (including VIP) that are being designed to create more vibrant scenes in the campgrounds similar to the storied ones at The Grind and The Garage. Another pristine wooded hangout similar to The Grove is also being installed.
The tie that binds all of these innovations together is the unmatched spirit and vision of the incomparable Bonnaroo community, shared by anyone who has been to the festival in the past or anyone who dreams of being there in order to become part of its magical legacy. In 2018, Bonnaroo plans to pioneer new ways of enriching the bonds that last long after the festival weekend is over. To do so, the organizers are creating new experiences to bring fans together, including Droolworthy Food with Celebrity Chef Tim Love, set to be a special community-focused area based on all things culinary, as well as House of Yes, Little Cinema, The Well, Tonalism by DUBLAB and The B-Hive Under the Tower. For more information on these uniquely designed experiences and the Plazas, head here.
Bonnaroo’s “Groop Camping” experiences will also be taken to the next level with Themed Community Camps, including a Communal Campground created by festival veteran and superfan Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant. Bonnaroo is also excited to announce the return of the Kalliope stage this year, remaining a staple of the festival’s late night exprience.
For more information, head to the Bonnaroo website.
THE COMPLETE BONNAROO 2018 LINEUP IS BELOW:
Bon Iver (playing 2 unique sets)
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Nile Rodgers & CHIC
Rufus Du Sol
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Glitch Mob
Broken Social Scene
Grand Ole Opry
First Aid Kit
What So Not
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Amadou & Mariam
Noura Mint Semali
Billy Kenny b2b Mija
Durand Jones & The Indications
Boogie T b2b Squnto
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Said the Sky
Conway + Westside Gunn
The Spencer Lee Band
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
The War and Treaty
The Texas Gentlemen
Colin Elmore & The Danville Train
The Blue Stones
Low Cut Connie
All tickets go on sale this Friday, January 12 at 10am ET, exclusively via www.bonnaroo.com.