Bonnaroo Lineup Revealed: Kanye West, Elton John, Jack White Headlining
Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Frank Ocean and a Superjam with Skrillex are also hitting the Tennessee fest.
Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo six years after a disastrous performance at the Tennessee festival. The full Roo lineup was unveiled through a broadcasted announcement Wednesday night (Feb. 19): Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and Vampire Weekend are among the big names set to rock Manchester, Tenn., from June 12 to 15.
In 2008, West was booed mercilessly at Bonnaroo after showing up hours late to his set at nearly 4:30 a.m., later blaming a late-running Pearl Jam and the amount of time it took to set up his stage show. Yeezy's upcoming Bonnaroo return marks his first announced festival performance of 2014; he spent much of the past year promoting his latest album, Yeezus, with a headlining tour.
Elton John, who in September released a new album, The Diving Board, will head down to Tennessee, while White will perform at Bonnaroo for the first time since the White Stripes played the festival in 2007. Richie stopped by Bonnaroo as a surprise guest during Kenny Rogers' 2012 set.
Other notable artists headed to the largest camping event in North America this year include Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, Phoenix, the Flaming Lips, Damon Albarn, Ice Cube, Cake and Mastodon. As always, Bonnaroo will host multiple "Superjam" sessions, in which artists are cobbled together to improvise in oft-spectacular ways; this year boasts another bluegrass Superjam with Ed Helm, a Superjam with "Skrillex & Friends" and a mystery Superjam.
Bonnaroo tickets go on sale this Saturday (Feb. 22) at noon through the official festival website. Last year's lineup was topped by Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons, the latter of whom had to bow out due to an injury to bassist Ted Dwane; Jack Johnson hopped in as a replacement headliner.
Here is the full Bonnaroo lineup for 2014:
The Avett Brothers
The Flaming Lips
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Neutral Milk Hotel
Superjam with Skrillex & Friends
The Bluegrass Situation Superjam hosted by Ed Helms
The Head and the Heart
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Fitz and the Tantrums
Cage the Elephant
Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
Chance the Rapper
Yonder Mountain String Band
John Butler Trio
City and Colour
The Glitch Mob
The Naked and Famous
Shovels & Rope
Carolina Chocolate Drops
The Wood Brothers
The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, with special guests Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily
First Aid Kit
A Tribe Called Red
The Bouncing Souls
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
King Khan & the Shrines
The Black Lillies
The Lone Bellow
Big Sam's Funky Nation
La Santa Cecilia
J. Roddy Walston & the Business
Lake Street Dive
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
The Wild Feathers
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