Manchester, Tennessee will once again host some of the biggest names in the music industry when Bonnaroo returns June 15-18th. The 2023 Bonnaroo lineup was just announced including headliners Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, and the Foo Fighters. These headliners represent a range of musical styles and influence and will lead an eclectic crowd of music enthusiasts for another year on the farm.
Bonnaroo 2023 tickets go on sale Thursday 1/12 at 11 AM ET!
Other household names making appearances this year are Lil Nas X, Tyler Childers, Korn, Sheryl Crow, Big Freedia, Griz, Paramore, and Subtronics.
Each of these artists have made a splash on the music scene through a range of different eras and genres. All will bring a unique style to the stage, and it will be interesting to see who sticks to their roots and who will be taking risks.
Numerous styles are represented this year and can be found dispersed well throughout the weekend. Sofi Tukker, Remi Wolf, Walker & Royce, Gioli & Assia, MK, Wax Motif, and Elderbrook will be adding their high energy dance music to the weekend. Jam Bands like STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, and My Morning Jacket will be bringing their mixtures of live instruments and improvisations to the stages.
On the indie/Rock/Alternative side you can find artists like Paramore, The Pixies, The Revivalists, and Sheryl Crow who have been around for years as well as some newer artists like 070 Shake, Sylvan Esso, AFI, and Rina Sawayama.
For bass music fans there will be plenty of well loved artists like Griz, Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger, and Subtronics but the lineup also hosts some more niche bass artists like Mersiv, Boogie T, Dirt Monkey, Subdocta, Peekaboo, and Notlo.
There’s plenty to love in this lineup, but don’t miss some of the smaller acts that will pack a serious punch!
As always, here’s my list of artists/additions to be sure not to sleep on within the lineup!
- Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey B2B Subdocta – This will be a very unique trio that’s pairing up for a spectacle of bass music. It’s exciting to have two artists together, but when three great artists like these come together, it’s worth missing a headliner for if you have to.
- MUNA – With classic songs like “I Know a Place” and some great new songs like “Silk Chiffon”, MUNA captures a breezy summer afternoon energy like no other. Take a break from dancing and surround yourself with a musical embrace.
- Rome In Silver – With their ability to genre bend and remix, Rome In Silver is an artist that you can never be sure what they’ll sound like. Ranging from indie alternative to dance and bass music, they’re a well-crafted artist that will bring something special.
- Daily Bread – Atlanta based artist Rhett Whatley has a unique way of combining and editing rap vocals over slick bass, guitar riffs, and trip hop styles. His sound is very unique and his ability to mix live is stellar. If you haven’t heard of him, definitely check out some of his released music in preparation for this set that you won’t want to miss.
- Maddy O’Neal – She has opened for many artists, but Maddy O’Neal has recently hosted one of her first headline shows at Mission Ballroom in Denver, and she’s ready to show the world what she can do. Her full-length album was released last year and features a unique range of bass and electronic music with influences from many different niche genres.
Whichever path your journey takes you on, Bonnaroo delivers a unique experience of styles, eras, and artistry.
Spend some time exploring some genres you may not usually see, catch some artists who have been around for decades, and expect production and energy from the mainstages that have made Bonnaroo one of the top festivals in the country. Who are you most looking forward to seeing?
Author: Dan Shade