One of the biggest and most respected music festivals in the US, Bonnaroo has gone from strength-to-strength in its fourteen-year history. Staged once more at Great Stage Park on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 2015 looks set to be another mammoth year, promising an abundance of new and established talent performing between 11th and 14th June. Check out our top three must-see acts below, plus browse selected highlights from the bill. For the full line-up, visit the official Bonnaroo website.
Run The Jewels
Currently promoting their incendiary second album, RTJ2, Run The Jewels have been following a gruelling touring schedule for the best part of six months now. Of course, the upshot of all that hard work is that the duo’s live game is now arguably stronger than it’s ever been. Don’t miss your chance to see Killer Mike and El-P at the peak of their powers; they’ll be unleashing their furious flows and crowd-baiting beats on Friday.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
New Zealand-born, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson releasedhis third studio album with Unknown Mortal Orchestra on the 26th of May. As you have probably already gathered from the first two singles so far, Multi-Love finds Nielson and friends upgrading their lo-fi alt-rock for full-fat funk, albeit still filtered through the prism of 70s psychedelia. Be amongst the first to hear the new material live, at their show on Friday.
Months after her career-threatening vocal-cord surgery, Sweden's Tove Lo is set to enthuse her numerous fans with a killer live performance on Thursday. Her omnipresent hit single "Stay High (Habits)" will surely be one of the highlights, but look out for more earworms from her critically-acclaimed album Queen Of The Clouds. Its ace production values and in-your-face lyrics not only make it one of the most refreshing electro-pop debuts in recent memory, but also put several pop veterans’ recent projects into shame.