If it’s Sylan Esso is presenting With then I’m not sure how much of a superjam it’ll be. The With tour was awesome. I missed it but had a friend who went and the live performances of the songs were so fire. So curious if they are doing that same set or doing a more traditional superjam.
Post by stinkyfingers on Jan 7, 2020 9:49:04 GMT -5
Honestly I kind of think the Sylvan Esso superjam is a nice direction to go. It'll be a very tight show since they've done it before and can still bring out some guests, and it won't seem like a shit show like the Griz superjam or past superjams. It'd be cool to have a jammy one but I think the Sylvan Esso set will be a lot of fun, but maybe that's because I'm a big fan
Post by Radius Claus on Jan 7, 2020 9:49:17 GMT -5
Oh this is nice. We've got some old school Bonnaroo bands peppered through the lineup and Thursday is actually pretty good. As mentioned above, check out Devon Gilfillian. Also Liz Cooper, Regrettes, Big Something, Larkin Poe, Too many Zooz, etc.
EDIT: After looking again and seeing some reaction, I also think it's a smart lineup for sales. They've layered bands that match with the headliners really well this year.
Here’s my list of names I’m at least somewhat interested in
Thursday: Grand Ole Opry, Devon Gilfillian, Ezra Collective, Larkin Poe, Liz Cooer & The Stampede (!), The Regrettes
Friday: Tool, Miley Cyrus, The 1975, Run the Jewels, Glass Animals, Megan Thee Stallion, Brittany Howard, Primus, Turkuaz, Yola, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Resistance Revival Chorus, Altin Gün, Mdou Moctar
Saturday: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Superjam, Denzel Curry, J.I.D., Mandolin Orange, The Growlers, Billy Strings, Yaeji, The Marcus King Band, Slowthai, Nilüfer Yanya, Jupiter & Okwess
Sunday: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Flogging Molly??, Greensky Bluegrass, Pinegrove, Orville Peck, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Bill Frisell (!), Malaya McCraven (!)
Overall a pretty solid start for me. Enough I’m excited for to get me digging into the rest. Biggest complaints are how much I don’t know on Thursday and Bonnaroo seemingly abandoning trying to book any good indie rock below the top lines
Friday: Tool* Miley Cyrus (maybe) Bassnectar Run the Jewels Glass Animals Tipper Turkuaz* Marc Ribillet
Saturday: Lizzo* Oysterhead King Gizz and the Liz Wiz* DaBaby* Superjam* Nelly* Denzel Curry* JID* Yaeji EOB slowthai
Sunday: Tame Impala* Vampire Weekend Pinegrove
Asterisked acts are ones that I'd be somewhat pumped for as opposed to just "Yeah, that'd be a cool set". For me this lineup is a small notch above last year's. I'm not disappointed, though there are quite a few second-line acts that take up good real estate that I wish weren't there. With a couple exceptions, they're pretty basic and expected. I don't know who's really trying to see Flogging Molly in 2020. Friday has a pretty steep drop-off into the undercard, but Saturday is stacked and Sunday is as bare as it usually is for me (though I might show up at Young Thug depending on my mood).
This is a decent Bonnaroo lineup for 2020. It's diverse, and I think it will sell pretty well.