6 Artists to Check Out at Bonnaroo
In a matter of days, rural Manchester, Tennessee will be flooded with festival darlings for The Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival. With headlining acts like Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White, you know things will be wild and theatrical. Here are the six must-see acts of Bonnaroo.
By Shannon Kurlander
6. Little Dragon
Sweden’s Little Dragon make crisp electro-pop music aided by the gorgeous voice of lead singer Yukimi Nagano. This is the perfect chance to catch their mystifying set including music from their latest album Nabuma Rubberband.
5. A$AP Ferg
SHABBA. Your Bonnaroo trip will not be complete without a visit with the Trap Lord.
4. Elton John
ELTON JOHN. It’s Elton John. He is the only act without any set competition so expect a sea of sweaty festival goers. The moment he plays “Tiny Dancer” and a single tear falls down your face you will realize it was worth the massive crowd.
Warpaint continue to prove that they are more than just a “girl band”. Yes they are beautiful and stylish, but they make killer music that is both alluring and minimalistic. The band has been busy this year touring their new self-entitled LP and have become masters of the stage.
2. King Khan & The Shrines
King Khan & The Shrines are the perfect fusion of R&B, soul, and psychedelic-funk. Go for the jams but stay for the theatrics.
1. Ty Segall
Ty is the king of garage-rock and puts on one hell of a party. He is constantly creating; within the last year Ty has released an acoustic album, Fuzz record, and is back with the Ty Segall band for his upcoming release Manipulator.