July 30th: Jagwar Ma
Aug 1st: Soundgarden & Nine Inch Nails
Aug 2nd: Gathering of the Vibes
Aug 5th: Sleigh Bells & HAIM
Aug 6th: Capital Cities
Aug 7th: Cosby Sweater perform the hits of LCD Soundsystem
Aug 9th: St Vincent
Aug 10th: Umphreys Mcgee
Aug 17th: Oddball Comedy Tour ft Louis CK
Aug 22nd: Arcade Fire
Sept 10th: Spoon
Sept 16th: Grouplove & Portugal The Man
Oct 4th: Bassnectar
Oct 26th: SBTR
Post by BonnarooDetective on Feb 20, 2014 1:17:15 GMT -5
Beck and Outkast are the obvious answers.
Beck is playing other festivals, not sure if Bonnaroo simply passed on him or if the schedule simply didn't pan out.
On the other hand, it seems like AC/Superfly simply dropped the ball on Outkast. Outkast is booked at every festival in the world, and I know others have speculated it might have been a matter of a radius clause with another festival. However, Bonnaroo should have been waiting at the front of that line. Outkast has been one of the most common headliner requests for years on this board. Inforoosters were clamoring for Outkast when it was irrational to clamor for Outkast. Now they're finally back and we miss out.
I can understand a desire to differentiate from other festivals and strive for a unique lineup, but Outkast just seemed like such an obvious (and apparently relatively inexpensive) get. I'd be really interested to know what went into that decision.
I promise I won't turn every post into Kanye, but did they not see the results of the Kanye vs. Outkast poll? Outkast won by multiple landslides.
Jan. 26th-30th MMJ's One Big Holiday
Feb. 15th Jeff Tweedy
April 18th Twista
May 2nd-4th Beale St. Music Fest
June 11th-16th Bonnaroo
June 29th Summerfest - Outkast
August 16th Andrew Bird and the hands of glory
Sept. 4th-7th Lockn' Fest