The 2012 Bonnaroo lineup was announced via a Spotify playlist this week. There aren’t any real surprises, besides maybe The Beach Boys reunion (sidenote: will they trot out Uncle Jesse when they play Kokomo?) and Bad Brains. For the most part, at least to me, it pretty much seems like kind of a “meh” lineup. Maybe its because I’ve already see a good number of the bands playing or there are bands that just don’t interest me. Don’t get me wrong, if given the chance, I would go for two reasons, one, there are always bands bands to see and sometimes you get surprised by something different, and two, I love the whole atmosphere of any music festival.
With that being said, here are some of the bands (if I was actually going) to check out:
Aziz Ansari (not actually a band but the dude is funny as hell!!), The Shins, Foster the People, Alice Cooper, Ben Folds Five, Major Lazer, Tune-Yards, St. Vincent, Young the Giant, Fitz & The Tantrums, Bad Brains, Battles, The Black Lips, Mogwai, EMA, Mariachi El Bronx, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
More bands are to be announced along with a full comedy lineup as well. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, February 18th at noon eastern standard time.
Coachella 2012 still seems to be the festival to beat…so far.