BLAM, of course, stands for the Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon. Your hosts for the Feb. 19 event are Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam and comedian Hannibal Buress.
Before the “Bonnaroo-style barn party” officially begins at 9 p.m. EST the festivities kick off at 7 p.m. EST with a pre-party featuring live cover song performances from Dave Matthews Band, Tenacious D, Kings Of Leon, Phish, fun., The Lumineers, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket, J. Cole and more.
So, now that you’re super pumped about all that BLAM fun, you’ll need to make a plan for enjoying the extravaganza. You can tune in via Bonnaroo.com or plug in your Xbox for the broadcast. Xbox owners will simply need to download the Bonnaroo app from the Xbox Live Dashboard on Feb. 19.
Or you can attend an official watch party at your local record. The parties are being held at locations across the country including Atlanta’s Criminal Records, Los Angeles’ Touch Vinyl, Nashville’s Grimey’s, Baltimore’s The Sound Garden, Miami’s Sweat and St. Louis’ Vintage Vinyl. Plus, Canadian fans can celebrate the announcement at Toronto’s Sunrise.
Party attendees will have the chance to win fabulous prizes including GA or VIP tickets, T-shirts and more. Plus, there will be free samples of Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Coffee Caramel Buzz and free official BLAM! Posters.
In other news from the Bonnaroo farm, the festival has partnered with Xbox to create “a virtual destination befitting of the live experience.” So says Jonathan Mayers of Super Presents, co-founder of Bonnaroo with AC Entertainment.
Xbox users that can’t make it to the farm will be able to watch multiple streams of the best performances and SuperJams along with the best of past Roo sets.
Bonnaroo 2014 is set for June 12-15 at the festival’s 700-acre site in Manchester, Tenn.
For more information visit Bonnaroo.com.