The past year has been hard on the world and especially tough to live music fans. But as vaccines start to roll out and Covid-19 numbers go down the hope for a return to normal gets stronger. As Bonnaroo unveiled its 2021 lineup, it started to feel like the world might be slowly looking familiar again!
That much-anticipated lineup packed quite the punch too as it featured stadium-filling acts, pop superstars, and a wide range of some of the biggest names in all genres of music.
The most refreshing part of the lineup is a major historical one. Lizzo will be Bonnaroo’s first-ever female headliner in its 19-year history. Lizzo was on the lineup for the 2020 version of the festival that was unfortunately cancelled due to the global pandemic.
Lizzo will headline Saturday night along with Australia’s own Tame Impala, who were also one of 2020’s headliners, but will gladly be back to the farm which it has played many times, each as memorable as the one before. Saturday also includes My Morning Jacket, G-Eazy, Phoebe Bridgers, Incubus, and another Australian act, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
The biggest name on the lineup has to be Foo Fighters, who will be playing at Bonnaroo for the first time ever. They headline a Friday lineup which is packed with Megan Thee Stallion, Run the Jewels, Janelle Monae, Glass Animals, Deftones, Jack Harlow and many more.
The headliners conclude on Sunday with Tyler the Creator, Lana Del Ray, DaBaby and DEADMAU5 as well as Leon Bridges, Young the Giant, Brittany Howard, Flogging Molly and more.
The four day festival in Manchester, TN usually takes place in the dead of summer in June but will instead take part over Labor Day weekend from September 2-5.
Tickets went on sale Tuesday and festival goers will be allowed to come in as early as two days before the festival to begin camping and fully immerse themselves in the wonders of the Bonnaroo farm.
To purchase tickets and for further information about the festival, head to bonnaroo.com.