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Bonnaroo 2015


Chance Willie // Contributing Writer Americana artists aren’t the big draw for most Bonnaroo fans, but the genre does have its admirers at the festival, as proven by the mid-morning crowd Saturday for a screening of “Heartworn Highways Revisited.” The movie pays homage to the artists of this growing style of musical storytelling through the …

The second day of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival featured sets from Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, Alabama Shakes, Earth Wind & Fire, Against Me! and more. Friday also featured the first round of Bonnaroo press conferences, which included panelists Ben Folds, Laura Jane Grace, Nick Thune, Elle King and more. Our staff, in tandem with photographers from the MTSU …

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival truly comes alive after midnight, and this year is no exception. Friday marked the first full day of concerts on each of the stages for the 14th annual fest, with hot local bands and reggae outfits giving way to Baby Boomer hit-makers and finally to the thump-thump-thump of electronica in …

Experimental producer Flying Lotus‘ 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival performance was a mesmerizing mix of hypnotic beats and mesmerizing visuals. The producer played tracks from his 2014 release You’re Dead, songs from his Captain Murphy side-project and remixes of artists like Drake and Schoolboy Q. The performance also brief cameo from Chance the Rapper, who came onstage during …

R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire made their Bonnaroo debut in a big way at the Which Stage on Friday night. The group played through their biggest hits, including “September” and “Shining Star,” and invited Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper to join the group onstage later in the set. To read our interview with the band, click here. …

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. on Friday, June 12, 2015. (MTSU Seigenthaler News Service / Gregory French)

Kendrick Lamar made his triumphant return to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on Friday night. Lamar drew one of the largest crowds of the weekend to the festival’s What Stage for a set filled with songs from his 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city and several from his spring release To Pimp a Butterfly. Check …