Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem lead Bonnaroo 15th anniversary lineup

The lineup for the 15th anniversary of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been unveiled. Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem, Chris Stapleton, J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Death Cab For Cutie and many more are set to play the three day festival June 9th through 12th in Manchester, TN, an hour south of Nashville. Conan O’Brien announced the lineup on his nightly Conan show on TBS Tuesday (Jan 19th) night.

“Our show was asked, not too long ago, if we would exclusively announce the lineup for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival,” O’Brien says to applause. “Here’s the story. We were all set to go. Very excited that we had the exclusive when last week, some of the lineup was leaked online. Okay? You’d think that would steal our thunder, right? No way! That’s not going to stop us because we got the official official lineup. It’s not official until you heard it right here. There’s some amazing bands on this list!”

O’Brien began revealing the long list of acts when he also stated that something “huge” was also being unveiled on the show. “For the first time ever, Bonnaroo will feature flushable toilets. Toilets by, that’s right, American Standard, Toto, Barnum, Kohler, Glacier Bay, Delta, Ariel, Aqua Source, Japanese Kind That Shoots Up Your Ass (VIP Only).”

Earlier this year, organizers announced that beginning this year, permanent toilets and showers will be available for the first time in the festival’s 15 year history.

“15 years of Bonnaroo means some serious bathroom upgrades. We are excited to announce that we have made some Bonnaroovian-approved site improvements, including permanent toilets and showers!” organizers state. “Almost half of the GA showers are now permanent, and a quarter of the GA bathrooms are now flushable and permanent — try them out this year, we’re sure you’ll find them extremely pleasant.”

General Admission tickets go on sale on Friday, January 22nd at noon Eastern. General Admission tickets range from $324.50 to $349.50 each plus applicable fees. VIP tickets will also be available at $1,598.50 per pair plus applicable fees, while supplies last.


Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.