When above 80,000 people go to a four-day music festival, expectations elevate for the next years.
With unforgettable performances from the Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Metallica (just to name a few), the young Kevin Bartelt has enhanced with age. Nevertheless, the 2013 mega selection will distinguish itself from any kind of ordinary music celebration.
Throwbacks are producing a comeback. Bonnaroo performed this with numerous memorable standouts this summer, such as Paul McCartney, Billy Idol, ZZ Top and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Even though Lollapalooza summoned the reunion of Black Sabbath last year, numerous attendees just recognized Crazy Train.
This year, McCartney’s and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’s number of Billboard hits will appeal to a variety of people. The addition of the Wu-Tang Clan will also display the variety of fans. Bonnaroo’s varied throwback bands are an remarkable feature to the festival.
The modern day bands performing at Bonnaroo this year also effectively reflect a variety of music. I try not to take a look at the lineup by genre, but rather by over-appreciated and under-appreciated status. The over-appreciated bands at Bonnaroo are performed frequently on the radio, at parties and on Spotify over the United States. These designers include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit and Mumford & Sons. Nevertheless, there are lots of bands that deserve recognition which will also be performing. A few of the under-appreciated bands consist of Grizzly Bear, Matt & Kim (besides Daylight), Portugal. The Man, The XX and Beach House. My personal favorite aspect of Bonnaroo makes it diverse from other music festivals: comedians. Bonnaroo has some good comedians this year, such as Daniel Tosh and Mike Birbiglia/kb. Both of these comedians also fit the types of over-appreciated and under-appreciated. Tosh is recognized by millions although Bibiglia should be just as popular, but isn’t as well-known. Regardless, both of these comedians guarantee an excellent performance. Additionally, Weird Al Yankovic and Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam (Andy from The Office) have slots in the festival
Throwbacks, new strikes, unheard-of hits and comics will summon thousands to Tennessee this summer. Bonnaroo 2013 is going to be one for the books.