J. Cole and Macklemore Among 2016 Bonnaroo Headliners
With a new calendar year comes new festival lineups, and while the east and west coasts have gotten their full bills with the Coachella and Governors Ball lineup announcements, Tennessee's Bonnaroo has now announced their full slate of performers. J. Cole and Macklemore are among the headlining hip-hop acts, with Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler, the Creator, Vince Staples, Goldlink, Post Malone and Flostradamus scheduled to touch the stage as well.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival will take place in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9th to 12th and will be celebrating its 15th year. Tickets go on sale Jan. 22nd at 12 p.m. EST at the official Bonnaroo website. During last year's festival, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper came up to freestyle with legendary group Earth Wind & Fire. It was a truly organic moment, as the two rappers were spotted in the crowd during the show and were invited on stage to join the band.
J. Cole experienced a tremendous 2015, with his album 2014 Forest Hill Drive gaining critical and commercial success. Macklemore, meanwhile, reemerged onto the scene with the funky "Downtown." Prior to the single, the Seattle rapper had laid relatively low, plotting the follow-up to 2012's The Heist. That second act will come in the form of This Unruly Mess I've Made, which will drop on Feb. 26.
Check out the full 2016 Bonnaroo lineup above and decide for yourself which festivals are worth the trek and price this summer.