Oh goodness me! It’s that time again; the release of festival lineups!
This year, Bonnaroo dropped their 2017 lineup on January, 11th. This happens to be my birthday, and what a great present it was.
I was excited for the unusual amount of EDM acts set to perform last year when I attended the festival. So when the lineup dropped a few months ago, I was super pumped to see who would be headlining and killing the game at Bonnaroo 2017.
When I checked out the lineup, I was not disappointed one bit (Happy Birthday to, me!). Expected to play this year are the most EDM sets scheduled in the history of Bonnaroo. While the Tennesse-based music and arts festival has notoriously been known for its alternative, indie rockish lineup, this year the lineup is stacked with major EDM artists.
This change is due to Live Nation taking a majority interest in parent company AC Entertainment, but I’m not complaining: the Bonnaroo 2017 lineup is one for the books.
With a heavy focus on EDM, electronic lovers will be able to see major players like Major Lazer, Flume, Marshmello and Big Gigantic. We can’t forget about NGHTMRE, Getter, Crystal Castles, Yellow Claw, Louis The Child, Borgore, Snails, Illenium, Claude VonStroke, San Holo, Ookay, G Jone, Herobust, Eden, Goldfish, Rezz, Haywyre, Vanic and Ganja White Night either though. If the schedule allows it, all of these sets are a must-see!
For the non-electronic lovers, other big names include Glass Animals, Lorde, Portugal. The Man, Tegan and Sara, Milky Chance, D.R.A.M., Jon Bellion, Tove Lo and The Weeknd.
The schedule (although not the exact times) is out now. You can check out which artists are playing on what days throughout the festival.
For those who have never been to Bonnaroo, I highly suggest it; especially now that the festival has a heavier focus on EDM. Bonnaroo 2016 was truly an amazing experience! I think this was thanks to a combination of the venue and vibe, the fact that I volunteered (which is an entirely different experience on its own) and the festival turnout. Last year, the arts and music festival saw some of its lowest ticket sales to date due to the move to a more electronic-based lineup. Becuase of that, Bonnaroo had a smaller festival feel and I was able to get extremely close to some of my favorite artists (unlike my Electric Forest 2016 experience).
(You can catch me hula hooping for exactly one second at 1:27 lol)
You can grab your tickets for the festival here. If you’re going to Bonnaroo this year, let me know! I will be heading to the farm as well 🙂
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