[UPDATE 8/31/21, 5:00 p.m. ET]: Bonnaroo 2021 has officially been canceled by organizers due to waterlogged conditions on the festival grounds. Find more information and read a full statement on the cancellation here.
[UPDATE 7/8/21]: Organizers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have announced some shifts to the 2021 lineup, featuring the addition and subtraction of several headlining acts. The festival, set to return to Manchester, TN over Labor Day weekend, will no longer feature sets from Lana Del Ray, Janelle Monáe, or King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Instead, Bonnaroo 2021 will now host performances from Khruangbin and RÜFÜS DU SOL. The rest of the 2021 lineup, shown below, remains intact.
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[3/31/21]: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced the lineup for its 20th-anniversary event, set to take place over Labor Day weekend (September 2nd–5th) at its longtime home in Manchester, TN. The festival had teased the announcement on Tuesday night with the release of a new hype reel.
The 2021 Bonnaroo lineup features a number of the artists initially booked to play the festival’s scrapped 2020 event alongside various new names to fill out a dense, stylistically diverse bill. Thursday night’s schedule includes the Grand Ole Opry featuring special guests, as well as Andy Frasco, Big Something, Larkin Poe, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Nubya Garcia, Too Many Zooz, and more. Friday will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Run The Jewels, Janelle Monáe, Deftones, Tipper, Grace Potter, Primus, Nelly, The Disco Biscuits, The Marcus King Band, Turkuaz w/ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (Remain In Light), and more.
On Saturday, Lizzo and Tame Impala will headline an eclectic lineup that also features My Morning Jacket, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Phoebe Bridgers, Incubus, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Marc Rebillet, Goose, Jon Batiste, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Flamingosis and more. The Saturday lineup will also feature the festival’s trademark “Superjam,” Sylvan Esso presents “With”.
Finally, the Sunday Bonnaroo lineup will feature Tyler, The Creator, Lana Del Rey, Lil Baby, Deadmau5, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, Flogging Molly, Greensky Bluegrass, Julien Baker, Bill Frisell: Harmony ft. Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman.
With regard to the developing pandemic picture, organizers have pledged to “be in regular communication with local health and public safety officials” and “continue to abide by relevant recommendations.”
As Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said of the festival in a statement, “It’s exciting to see Tennessee stages come back to life in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this internationally acclaimed festival. Fans are ready to gather together and celebrate their shared love of music once again. We welcome them back for a full Bonnaroo and what is sure to be a truly unforgettable event!”
Ticketholders will receive regular updates with information needed to plan their trip to The Farm including any changes to policies and procedures. Keep up with the latest updates via the Bonnaroo website or join the festival’s email mailing list here.
Tickets for Bonnaroo 2021 will go on sale today, March 31st at 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT here. Ticket options 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 $99 per night. Car Camping Passes are priced at $60 (plus fees) per car, not per person, allowing fans to both save money and reduce their carbon footprint by carpooling.
To celebrate the return of the festival and to commemorate the festival’s 20th anniversary, Bonnaroo has created a one-of-a-kind NFT collection including a 1-of-1 special edition of the 2021 Lineup Poster. The partnership between Bonnaroo, digital artist Archan Nair, and NFT marketplace Makers Place marks the first time a major music festival has produced an NFT collection. These digital works of art will be available exclusively on Makers Place on Saturday, April 3rd at 5:30 p.m. Bid on both still and animated versions of the 2021 Bonnaroo lineup poster, as well as a special edition animated artwork dedicated to festival mascot Roofus. To browse the Bonnaroo NFT offerings or place a bid, head here.
The festival has also promised a number of upgrades to the infrastructure at The Farm for this year including “Jamtrack,” a free on-site transport system; shuttles to and from Nashville and Chattanooga (book here); upgraded Plazas; a stage production overhaul on The Which Stage; all-night performances and DJ sets on the Other Stage; improved camping options; and more.
Check out the full artist lineup below.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2021 Artist Lineup (by day)
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests
The Funk Hunters
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Too Many Zooz
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion
Run The Jewels
The Disco Biscuits
Marcus King Band
Turkuaz w/Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain In Light
The Weather Station
Resistance Revival Chorus
Rome In Silver
Saturday, September 4, 2021
My Morning Jacket
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard
Superjam: Sylvan Esso Presents “WITH”
The Band Camino
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Hero The Band
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Tyler, The Creator
Lana Del Rey
Young the Giant
Bill Frisell: Harmony featuring Petra Haden, Hank Roberts & Luke Bergman