Today we’re shining the MP3 spotlight on one of the world most famous music festivals – Bonnaroo!
Taking place every year in the beautiful Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tenessee, Bonnaroo attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry every year. The lineup generally focuses around the jam-band, folk, and rock genres, but in recent years has expanded to include a wider variety of music. This year the festival will host what may be its most diverse range of acts, with everything from Santigold to Skrillex making an appearance.
Classic Bonnaroo favorites likePhish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers and Dispatch will all be playing on the main stages, ensuring that everyone gets their fill of feel good Americana rock n’ roll.
If you are there to party, however, there will be plenty of shows where you can get your dance on. Diplo and Switch’s Jamaican dancehall project Major Lazer will be playing, as will the inevitable party starterLudacris.
To get you in the Bonnaroo mood, we’ve got tracks from two bands who are surely high up on the list of must-see shows.
Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick was inspired to start his band one day after he bought an old church organ and found himself enthralled by the instrument’s sound. The very first night he had it, he wrote the song “Breaking The Chains of Love,” the first track on their album. “Sometimes, the Music Gods just give it to you,” Fitz says.
Next up is Austin rock group White Denim. White Demin have been cranking out quality energetic guitar rock for a number of years now, but their new album D, their first on Downtown Records, takes their sound to the next level. The track “Street Joy” is an expert exercise in creating power through subtly and restraint. Quiet guitars, a lonely organ and singer James Patrelli’s plaintive vocals mesh to create a true sense of atmosphere.