If your Facebook feed was anything like mine following Tuesday’s revealing of the Bonnaroo lineup, you probably ran out of paper bags for hipsters to calm their breathing.Let’s all just relax for a minute.
Yes, Eminem is the headliner. I’m just as disappointed about that as many of you are. But don’t fear. There are plenty of other great acts at the 10th annual festival.
Fresh off their stunning Grammy win, Canada’s Arcade Fire will be one of the other major Bonnaroo performances. Despite #whoisarcadefire trending almost immediately on Twitter after the win, these guys have been making great music for a long time. And, their most recent album, “The Suburbs” is no exception.
Other great acts coming this year include English folk-rockers Mumford and Sons. Still fairly new, these guys have been killing it on the American charts with hits like “Little Lion Man” and “The Cave.” A little bit further down the list, you’ll find Florence + the Machine, another English act. Their controversial hit, “Kiss with a Fist,” made waves around the world. If you don’t know about either of these bands yet, don’t fret. You’re going to be hearing a lot about them in coming years.
Also, don’t forget that Bonnaroo likes to save some big announcements until later in the year to win over the fence sitters. So, in addition to an already solid lineup, we might get another big act or two to perform.
And, if nothing else, think about this way: if Eminem is the Sunday night headliner, you’ll be able to get a headstart on the flood of traffic leaving the festival grounds.
Long story short: just relax because the rest of the show is going to be awesome.
A full list of performers can be found at www.bonnaroo.com.