Bonnaroo 2020 Can’t-Miss Artists


Run The Jewels

The politically charged alt hip hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P have been hard at work with their next studio album, RTJ 4, and we would be shocked if it isn’t out by the time Bonnaroo gets here, combining this fresh material with a show that is already packed with energy is sure to be a can’t-miss.

 

(photo by Yvonne Gougelet)

 

Glass Animals

Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? Glass Animals fans were devastated when a bus struck drummer Joe Seaward back in July of 2018. Instead of finding a new drummer and moving forward, the group opted to put everything on hold while Joe recuperated, having to learn how to operate all over again. Just a little under two years after that accident, the band is now back touring, and they will grace us on the farm. We cannot wait to see these boys back in action!

 

 

Billy Strings

If you are a country/bluegrass/roots music fan and you have not been hiding under a rock for the past three years, then you already know who Billy Strings is. For those of you less familiar, Billy is one of the current most prolific artists making a name for himself today in these genres. While I wish he were playing Sunday myself, as a fan of a nice chill Sunday after a hard weekend on the farm, it is almost certain his Saturday set will be a jig-dancing good time.

 

Billy Strings shot by Zach Sanders

 

Peekaboo

For the dance/bass freaks in the crowd, if you have not heard of Peekaboo yet you should definitely give him a listen. With a loud, bassy dubstep vibe reminiscent of early Bassnectar (whom he has collaborated with and who will also be in attendance at the festival), he is sure to have the crowd dancing and breaking necks.

 

Peekaboo

 

Too Many Zooz

Much like the Ninja Turtles, Too Many Zooz hails from the sewers, er, subways of New York City. Self-defined as a “Brasshouse” trio, these amazing musicians take New Orleans roving band vibes and inject a level of energy into it that is just phenomenal to see. If you consider yourself a lover of horns as well as getting funky, you owe it to yourself to make it out to their Thursday show.

 

Too Many Zooz – Hulaween – Photo credit: Zach Sanders

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