Last year, The Blackbird Academy team had a fantastic time attending Bonnaroo! This years Roo has an amazing line up and will surely not disappoint!

The headliners are always the main draw of the festival, but often times I find myself only being REALLY excited about two or three. That is certainly not the case this year! Elton John. Jack White. Lionel Richie. Phoenix. Skrillex. Kanye West [hopefully we won’t have to wait until 5:30am for him to go on this time!]. LAURYN HILL [her tax loss was our festival gain]. The list of major players just goes on and on this year. If we didn’t hvae a hard enough time choosing to see on a regular year, this years schedule is sure to be even harder to figure out.

But it’s not all about the headliners. Oh no, Bonnaroo is one of the best places to check out little known bands that will likely be on a mainstage next year. I’m really excited to check out The Wild Feathers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Cherub, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, J. Roddy Walston & The Business [ a personal fave], Vintage Trouble, Sarah Jarosz, Phosphorescent, Chance the Rapper, Cage the Elephant and many, many more. Can we get a slow clap for the appearance from CAKE? That set is going to be amazing.

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