Bonnaroo Announces 2021 Lineup Topped By Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Tame Impala, More
Scott Legato – Lizzo
Lizzo performs at Atlanta’s Music Midtown in 2019.
Come September, Bonnaroo will return to The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee.
On Wednesday, the beloved music festival announced its 2021 lineup, scheduled for Sept. 2-5, which is topped by both headliners slated for its ill-fated 2020 event (Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo) and fresh bookings (Tyler, the Creator, Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion).
Notably, Megan Thee Stallion, who was booked for Bonnaroo 2020 as a second-line act – and in the intervening year notched two No. 1 singles and won the Grammy for Best New Artist – has been elevated to headlining status.
Courtesy Bonnaroo – Farm Fresh
Bonnaroo’s 2021 lineup is topped by Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Tyler, the Creator and Lana Del Rey.
Those who missed out on Bonnaroo 2020, which was postponed and ultimately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, may be comforted by the 2021 lineup, which booked many of the artists who were slated for 2020, including Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Leon Bridges, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Seven Lions, Young Thug and Grace Potter.
But the lineup also added artists who had massive years in 2020 (Phoebe Bridgers, Jack Harlow, G-Eazy) and several established favorites (My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, Incubus, Janelle Monáe).
As part of the lineup announcement, Bonnaroo also announced an NFT release in conjunction with the artist Archan Nair “to bring fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the festival.” Fans will be able to purchase “a special 1/1 animated version of the 2021 lineup poster” featuring artists playing the festival in 2021 and “other Bonnaroo life-long favorites.”
Tickets for Bonnaroo 2021 go onsale today at 1 p.m. ET and begin at $329.
While Bonnaroo won’t be held on its traditional mid-June dates this year, it will host live music with physical audiences at its Tennessee site before its flagship September event. The “Concerts on the Farm” series will stage socially distanced, podded shows by Billy Strings (May 28), Jon Pardi with special guest Jameson Rodgers (May 29) and The Avett Brothers (July 2-4). Tickets for those shows are onsale now.
Like many events, Bonnaroo pivoted to the digital space in 2020 with ROO-ALITY, a virtual event featuring archival concerts, new performances, talks and other programming. But this fall, Bonnaroo will seek to properly recapture the momentum it had following its 2019 event, which was its first sold-out edition since 2013.