Bonnaroo announces line-up: More 80/35 hints?
Published on February 20th, 2014 | by Joe Lawler
Bonnaroo has announced its line-up of acts for the June 12-15 festival in Manchester, Tenn. It’s a few weeks before 80/35, but at least gives an idea of bands that may still be in the US and not heading to Europe.
Big headliners Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White are probably above the 80/35 budget. Vampire Weekend and The Avett Brothers are more in line with 80/35 (as evidenced by The Avetts headlining in 2012) and neither has any conflicts announced yet. Lionel Richie… probably doesn’t fit with 80/35 so much.
Some of these acts, like Neutral Milk Hotel, Frank Ocean, are tied up by the Sasquatch Festival the same weekend. Skrillex is in Europe.
Yonder Mountain String Band doesn’t seem to have any conflicts (and played the first year of 80/35). Neither does fellow first year act The Flaming Lips. But Andrew Bird, who also played the first year of 80/35 has a show July 4 in Canada. So that might not work.
Lauryn Hill doesn’t have any conflicts yet, and she’s in the Midwest the week before at the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan. Cut Copy is also at Electric Forest and doesn’t have anything scheduled during 80/35.
Cake is a band I’ve seen on a lot of 80/35 wishlists before. No conflicts yet.
Phoenix is in Poland July 5. Arctic Monkeys are in Germany July 6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds seem to be on the west coast during 80/35. Wiz Khalifa is in the UK on July 4.