Held at the 700-acre farm in Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been named one of the “50 Moments that Changed Rock & Roll” and one of the 10 best festivals by Rolling Stone and GQ magazines respectively. Here are 4 acts that you must not miss whatsoever at this year’s Bonnaroo.
1. Kendrick Lamar
Straight up from Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar has become one of the hottest musicians in the rap genre. Since releasing his fourth mixtape Overly Dedicated to critical acclaim, Lamar has been experiencing exponential growth in popularity. With the release of his debut studio album in 2012, Lamar had 3 of his songs making it to Top 40 and MTV labeling him the Hottest MC in the Game on their list.
2. Paul McCartney
Not in need of any introduction, Sir James Paul McCartney is one of the most enduring musicians to have ever come on the music scene. Even after the breakup of the Beatles, McCartney has done extremely well performing solo, which is rare for many musicians, sometimes even the best ones.
3. R. Kelly
Sometimes known as the King of R&B, R. Kelly broke into the music industry in the late ‘80s and made it big after releasing his solo album in 1993. He released his eleventh studio album last year, and it remained on the charts for 17 weeks. Even though his musical talents have sometimes been overshadowed in the past because of his off-stage activities, Kelly still remains one of the most sought-after artists.
4. Wolfgang Gartner
With Europe churning out big-name house and progressive musicians for sometime now, Wolfgang Gartner is one of the few Americans to have made a prominent mark on the industry. Nominated for a Grammy and having performed in numerous music festivals, including but not limited to Coachella, EDC, Sasquatch and Ultra, Gartner is one act that you cannot miss at this year’s Bonnaroo.