The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment. This year, the Festival will take place June 8-11 at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo features thousands of happy campers, hundreds of acres of Tennessee nature, 150 epic performances, 10+ stages of music, and dozens of comedians.
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Australian Electronic Music DJ and Producer
The alias of electronic musician and producer Harley Edward Streten, Flume makes atmospheric dance music inspired by house and U.K. garage. Born in Australia, Streten began producing his own music in his early teens. Several years later, he won a competition held by Future Classic and subsequently signed with the label to release a 2011 EP featuring the track “Sleepless.” The following year, he delivered his debut self-titled solo album, which featured guest appearances from Chet Faker, Jezzabell Doran, and Moon Holiday, among others. His 2016 sophomore set, Skin, featured collaborations with Tove Lo, AlunaGeorge, Little Dragon, Vic Mensa, and Beck.
Formed in 2005, The xx is a three-piece band from London, England, currently comprised of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith.Their debut album, “xx,” was released on Young Turks in August 2009. Though the band had previously worked with producers including Diplo and Kwes, they produced “xx” themselves, while Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald mixed it. The xx recorded “xx” in a small garage that was part of the XL studios. In September 2010 the band were announced as the winners of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for “xx.” Singles released from the album included “Crystalised,” “Basic Space,” “VCR” and the U.K. Top 40 hit, “Islands.”
Rapper, Hip-Hop Recording Artist, and Producer
Travis Scott is the stage name of Jacques Webster, a Houston-born hip-hop artist and producer affiliated with Kanye West’s GOOD Music and T.I.’s Grand Hustle. Scott has a heavily Auto-Tuned half-sung/half-rapped vocal style, and refers to himself as a singer rather than a rapper. He’s produced or co-produced tracks by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Drake, and he’s appeared on tracks by Jay-Z, Pusha T, Meek Mill, and numerous others. Within four years of his 2012 mainstream arrival, Scott attained platinum singles as a lead artist and songwriter/producer, as well as a pair of Top Five studio albums, the latter of which went to number one.
4Cage the Elephant
Although chart success in England was an unlikely first step to fame for a band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, mainstream rock band Cage the Elephant achieved just that. Formed by Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, and Daniel Tichenor. The group’s self-titled debut was released in 2008, becoming a respectable commercial and critical success. Early 2011 saw the release of their second album, Thank You Happy Birthday. The band recorded its third album, Melophobia, which was released in October 2013.
5The Head and the Heart
Indie Folk-Pop Band
So many decisions in life and in the music we love can come down to a critical tug between the logic in our heads and the hot red blood beating through our hearts. Seattle’s The Head and the Heart live authentically in that crux, finding joy and beauty wedged there. Their music pulses effervescently-both explosively danceable and intuitively intelligent. With Americana roots and strong vocal harmonics that swell like a river, this band finds its anchor in solid songwriting that has even the jaded humming along by the second listen.
Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers (keyboards and programming), William Cashion (bass, acoustic and electric guitars), and Samuel T. Herring (words and vocals). Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina. The band met and formed while studying art at East Carolina University in Greenville. In early 2014, the band announced they had signed to 4AD, who would release their new album, Singles, in March 2014. The band made their network television debut on March 3, 2014, on The Late Show with David Letterman, performing the lead single “Seasons (Waiting On You).”
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Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo was born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson on October 29, 1987 in a suburb of Stockholm. Beginning to write poetry and short stories at a young age, she went on to study at the famous Rytmus Musikergymnasiet — a music-oriented high school. Lo gradually developed her own idiosyncratic style of epic, electronically tinged songwriting with raw, brutally honest lyrics, influenced as much by ’80s pop as by contemporary EDM. The single “Habits” and its follow-up, “Out of Mind,” which was much in the same vein, appeared on her debut EP for Universal, “Truth Serum,” in 2014.
Icelandic Folk-Rock Band
Every story has two sides, and that adage is certainly true for Kaleo, the four-piece band from Iceland who now call the US home. Call it a split upbringing: the isolated heritage that results from coming of age in Iceland has paired with the fresh inspiration of moving to America, and the band has built a sound to match the disparate landscapes. A gorgeous and raucous blend of rock, folk and blues, Kaleo’s debut LP embodies that very spirit of duality: titled A/B, the album showcases the band’s multi-layered dynamics and ability to play different genres with equal skill.
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Rapper
Singer-songwriter Jon Bellion makes contemporary pop that mixes R&B, hip-hop, and indie rock influences. Born on Long Island, New York, Bellion grew up focusing on his love of basketball. However, in his junior year of high school, his long-gestating love of music, spurred on by such influences as Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, J Dilla, and Eminem, came into bloom after he began writing songs on his brother’s keyboard. In 2013, Bellion released his debut mixtape, Translation Through Speakers, and followed it late in the year with the Separation mixtape. A third mixtape, The Definition, appeared in the fall of 2014. His debut album, The Human Condition, was released in June 2016 via Capitol Records.
British Alternative Rock Duo
Royal Blood is a British rock duo band originally formed in Brighton in 2012. The band’s sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern garage rock and blues rock. The current incarnation of the duo rock band was formed in Worthing in 2013, composed of friends Mike Kerr (Vocals, Bass) and Ben Thatcher (Drums). Their debut album, Royal Blood, was released in 2014. Royal Blood performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in March 2014; at Liverpool Sound City festival and at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow in May; and at Download Festival and Glastonbury Festival in June.
11Louis the Child
EDM Musical Duo
After meeting on March 18, 2012 at that fateful Madeon set, the pair decided to join forces and start making music together, even though Kennett was wrapping up high school and Hauldren had just enrolled at the University of Southern California. They titled their debut EP Dimensions and would release a series of singles — “It’s Strange” with K.Flay, “Weekend” with Icona Pop, and “Fire” with Evalyn — in the years that followed. In 2016, the duo released their Love Is Alive EP, a versatile set that featured the title track with guest vocalist Elohim and “Phone Died” with rapper Blaise Railey.
It only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you’re hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. “Hands of Time,” the opener on Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (coming Spring 2016 on Third Man Records), is an invitation, a mission statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer’s life, all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.
13Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Although New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene had many top players in the 1950s, there was no one center for the city’s veteran greats to play. In 1961, local art dealer Larry Borenstein opened a building in the French Quarter called Preservation Hall. The young tuba player Allan Jaffe ran the hall and organized tours for the musicians who often performed there, naming the band after the venue. By the early ’70s, trumpeter Percy Humphrey, his brother Willie on clarinet, and trombonist Jim Robinson (who, after his death in 1976, was succeeded by Frank Demond) usually comprised the front line. Four decades after the group’s genesis, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to honor the musical traditions of New Orleans, despite these switches in personnel.
Greensky Bluegrass is Anders Beck (dobro), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo), Dave Bruzza (guitar), Mike Devol (upright bass) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin). From these seemingly irreconcilable elements, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.
Deap Vally mix bashing hard rock and greasy blues riffs, much like the White Stripes and the Black Keys, into their primal sound. The female indie duo formed in Los Angeles, after guitarist/howler Lindsey Troy took a crocheting class taught in a San Fernando shop by drummer Julie Edwards. The two swapped CDs from their respective projects, and soon decided to jam together. Deciding on an image based around halter tops and short jean shorts, they played their first show at Silverlake Lounge and, within a year, their raucous on-stage presence earned them some big spots with major British acts like Muse and the Vaccines. There full-length debut, “Sistrionix,” was released in 2013.
Pop-Country Singer and Songwriter
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, country singer/songwriter Luke Combs has been singing since he could walk, but did not start playing guitar until the summer after his junior year at Appalachian State University. He began playing shows shortly thereafter in January of 2012 and has been playing consistently ever since. He released a pair of EPs in 2014, and in 2015, his debut single, “Hurricane,” reached the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart. His third EP, This One’s for You, was released later that year and peaked at No. 5 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
Twin Limb is a band from Louisville, Kentucky formed in 2013 by Maryliz Bender (percussion, vocals) and Lacey Guthrie (accordion, vocals). The band gained additional member, Kevin Ratterman (sampled sounds, guitar, percussion), in 2014. Twin Limb’s sound has been described as “a heavy dose of dark, layered, almost psychedelic folk”, and is anchored by a bass-heavy, droning accordion, drum beats that run the gamut between feeling military-like and tribal, and tight vocal harmonies. Post-punk/experimental guitar work and dreamy, dark layers of sampled sounds complete the experience.
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Cam (born Camaron Marvel Ochs; November 19, 1984) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her music incorporates elements taken from contemporary pop music. She began her career as a songwriter, composing material for several artists including Miley Cyrus. After signing with Sony Music Entertainment, she released her debut major label EP in March 2015, Welcome to Cam Country. She launched her second studio album, Untamed in December 2015 on the success of the song. “Burning House” has since received widespread acclaim, including a nomination from the 2016 Grammy Awards. Cam is also performing at the 2017 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.
American R&B Singer
Born in the nations capital, Gallant breaks outdated social archetypes as a male vocalist who wears the duality of raw vulnerability and inspiring strength on his sleeve. His introspective lyrics and superhuman falsetto encaptures multiple generations, all moved by his timeless talents that shape his poetic self-reflection in this attention-deficit society. Labeled as the “breakthrough artist of 2015” and “the voice that will redefine R&B” by Billboard and NME respectively, the young Los Angeles artist identifies his music as future soul, bridging contemporary productions with old school songwriting.
With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. A voice that he describes as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It’s a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band’s Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks from what promises to be a major new British singer/songwriter. Which makes it all the more strange, really, that what Michael originally set out to be was a session guitarist who maybe wrote the odd song for other people.
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