Over the past decade Bonnaroo
has become the cultural crossroads for a wide variety of musicians, comedians and artists world wide. It's a breeding ground for creativity, as was highlighted by last year's Superjam featuring The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and creole legend Dr. John, which instantly led to the recording of this year's superb album Locked Down
With a bill that features acts as diverse as Feist, Alice Cooper, and Kenny Rogers who knows what types of collaborations could happen this year?
With so much to do, it's impossible to accomplish everything, but it's always great to aim for some diversity. A great man once said "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." The same is true at Bonnaroo, between running from This Tent to The Other Tent, stop to ride the Ferris wheel, dance in the silent disco, heck, climb a tree in search of spiritual enlightenment!
That being said, stay on task. With a little bit of effort, it's easy attain great rewards on the Farm. The two main stages, What and Which, feature a rotating front pit. Simply get in line on the extreme right or left of the stages before a set, and you'll find yourself practically in the front row at The Roots, Radiohead and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Of course, if you can't make it to Manchester, the festival will be streaming live on YouTube
. Featured here are just the first round of artists we're most excited to see down on the Farm this week.