Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival recently released its first round of artist additions to an extensive lineup that includes headliners Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers along with a reunion of The Beach Boys.
Rounding out these additions is Danzig Legacy – a collaboration of sorts by hard rocker Glenn Danzig. This performance will celebrate his work from Samhain, The Misfits and his solo days.
Another artist added to the lineup is Puscifer, a group headed by Tool front man Maynard James Keenan. Also a noted wine enthusiast, Keenan’s new project is different than what you might find with other groups such as Tool or A Perfect Circle and will add another element to Roo’s diversity.
Brooklyn’s Santigold and Australia-based group The Temper Trap will make return appearances to Manchester this year while The Cave Singers and Fun were also added to the bill.
With only a few short months until the festival, a full comedy lineup is still on the horizon and will be announced soon as well.
Like most years, dissecting the lineup is always a difficult task.
With other acts that include Bon Iver, The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster the People, Skrillex and others, this year’s fest provides a new mix of choices that keep the same mold as past years but add a different flavor to make it distinct.
On the hip-hop front, the reunion of Mos Def and Talib Kweli with Black Star along with The Roots and Ludacris will be the top draws but attention should be directed to newcomers like Danny Brown and Kendrick Lamar.
There are several funk and soul choices as well with groups like Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Fitz & The Tantrums or Darondo.
If you’re looking for one of the most varied lineups in festivals this year, then Bonnaroo provides one of the most flattering choices.
From rock, classic sounds, electronic, hip-hop, bluegrass, jam bands and beyond, all ground is covered.
As always, The Post will keep you up to date with all the happenings this year with the nation’s largest music festival.
Check back in May for the return of “30 Days of Bonnaroo” as this writer will count down and examine some of the top acts and dig into the undercard of the festival.