Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Elton John to Play Bonnaroo Festival
As usual, the festival's lineup is musically diverse. Rock and indie bands who have signed on for 2014 include the Flaming Lips, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Cut Copy, Broken Bells, Cage the Elephant and Chvrches among others. The fest will feature appearances by electronic artists Kaskade, Disclosure, Zedd and Chromeo.
Hip-hop artists Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper, Danny Brown and Ice Cube will both be performing as will soulful singers Ms. Lauryn Hill, Bobby Womack, James Blake and Janelle Monáe. And the metal groups Mastodon, Meshuggah and Deafheaven all have sets.
In addition to his regular set, Skrillex will be leading a "Skrillex and Friends" superjam. Actor Ed Helms (The Hangover, The Office) will host a "Bluegrass Situation Superjam." And the roster mentions another superjam not yet attached to an artist. The festival will also feature a performance by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar, and featuring appearances by Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, DJ Logic and Shazad Ismaily.
The camping-friendly festival will feature over 150 performances in total on 10 stages. It will also feature a comedy tent with dozens of comedians.