The first Bonnaroo happened in 2002, when U2’s The Joshua Tree was already fifteen years old — having been released in 1987. But the Irish rock legends are back on tour this year playing The Joshua Tree from start to finish at shows marking the landmark album’s 30th anniversary. One of those shows will be at Bonnaroo this summer. Bonnaroo is a creole slang that basically means helluva rockin’ good time. U2 should hold up its end of that bargain.
The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Cage The Elephant, Umphrey’s McGee, Portugal. The Man, The Head And The Heart, Big Gigantic, Margo Price, Greensky Bluegrass, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Khruangbin, and Turkuaz will also perform — and that’s just a start. Over 100 acts will perform in four days (June 8-11) on 13 stages. Bonnaroo 2017 will be held at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee, its longtime home. Remarkably, though it’s now 30 and twice as old as Bonnaroo itself, The Joshua Tree was U2’s fifth studio album. Tickets and more on the Bonnaroo Festival here.