With neon green and electric blue donning Bonnaroo’s 2014 banner, there was much buzz about the hopes of a larger dance music presence at the infamous Bonnaroo Farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Renowned for showcasing a wide menagerie of talent, Bonnaroo prides itself in covering all the nooks and crannies of artistic talent, ranging from Ukranian soul bands and comedy acts to musical legend Elton John and dubstep master Skrillex. DJs are no stranger to the free-spirited Farm, as the likes of Pretty Lights, Wolfgang Gartner, and Porter Robinson all performed at the festival last year, but the increased popularization of EDM definitely influenced a larger hall of electronic names for this year.
Some of the notable artists announced during yesterday’s BLAM! (Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) are Skrillex, Disclosure, Kaskade, Zedd, Chromeo, The Glitch Mob, Chvrches, Break Science, and Rudimental; even within the electronic realm, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum.
There’s immense beauty and creativity in the experience of Bonnaroo, primarily because the diverse lineup draws in fans of every genre and challenges festival attendees to listen outside their musical norm. So all you EDM fanatics, with prominent headliners and endless opportunities to step outside your box, Bonnaroo is a great addition to your busy festival season agendas.