Bonnaroo 2020 lineup: Tool, Lizzo and Tame Impala to headline festival with Grand Ole Opry opening
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held from June 11 to 14 in Manchester, Tennessee.
"Bonnaroo" is derived from a Creole slang word that means "good stuff," and the 19th edition of the four-day Bonnaroo festival ensures that this entertaining theme will continue in 2020. After the Coachella 2020 festival announced its storied lineup last week, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has followed suit in announcing its star-studded 2020 lineup at the 650-acre Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee.
The festival is well-known for its diverse musical attractions and features a host of talented artistes and exciting activities on its roster for this year. Bonnaroo will take place from Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 14, 2020. Here are some of the main musical attractions to look forward to this year:
Grand Ole Opry to open festival
The celebrated Grand Ole Opry show features the best that country music has to offer several times a week in Nashville, Tennessee. The Music City mainstay has already opened for the Bonnaroo festival twice in the last two years, so this third time is guaranteed to be a charm on June 11, considering they've also roped in an eclectic selection of special guests. Other Americana and country acts include the masked singer Orville Peck, the blues-rock Marcus King Band, bluegrass bands like Mandolin Orange and Greensky Bluegrass, and Liz Cooper & the Stampede. Rapper Nelly is also set to perform his 2000 debut album 'Country Grammar' in its entirety at the festival, so that should be a real treat!
Tool on Day 1 (June 12)
It's been confirmed that the revered metal band Tool will be headlining the first day of the 2020 Bonnaroo festival. Having made a comeback with their critically-acclaimed 'Fear Inoculum' album after 13 years of radio silence, the sacred and profound music of Tool is probably the biggest reason to land up for the first day of the festival. Other notable acts on the day include Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Meghan Thee Stallion and Tipper.
Lizzo on Day 2 (June 13)
The genre-defying hip-hop singer and flutist, Lizzo, who enjoyed a breakout 2019, will be headlining the second day of the festival. After garnering a staggering eight Grammy nominations and a plethora of adoring fans this year, Lizzo is a great choice for headliner, since she can easily pull off an energetic show with pomp and swagger. Other notable second days acts include Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, DaBaby and Seven Lions.
Tame Impala on Day 3 (June 14)
Tame Impala, the brainchild of Australian musical genius Kevin Parker, is a great choice to headline the final day of the Bonnaroo festival. The psychedelic rock band is a massive crowd puller and fan favorite, plus we can also expect to hear some brand-new music from them. They're releasing their new album 'The Slow Rush' on Valentine's Day! Other notable acts on the final day include Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly and Rezz.
Here's the full official lineup as released by the Bonnaroo Festival:
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Tickets for Bonnaroo 2020 will go on sale from January 9, 2020, onwards and will cost about $319 for a four-day general admission pass, with premium VIP tickets also available. You can book your tickets here!