Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton to Play Bonnaroo
The 2016 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival boasts a heavy country lineup. Held June 9 through June 12 in Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo will include performances from two of country's rising stars, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton.
In addition to Hunt and Stapleton, several Americana and alt-country acts like Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, the Bluegrass Situation Superjam (feat. Ed Helms and friends), Judah & the Lion, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Anderson East, the Wood Brothers and Sara Watkins will be performing at the four-day festival. Each day will conclude with headlining sets from Pearl Jam, LCD Soundsystem and Dead and Company.
Bonnaroo isn't the only festival Stapleton will be attending. He'll be playing both weekends of Coachella in April. After his winning streak at the 2015 CMA Awards in November, the spotlight has been focused on Stapleton. He kicked off the year and the new season of Saturday Night Live this past weekend with his songs "Parachute" and "Nobody to Blame." In March, he'll lend his talents to Dave Cobb's concept record Southern Family. The March 18 release features contributions from several artists including Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, John Paul White, Jamey Johnson, the Black Crowes‘ Rich Robinson, Shooter Jennings and Holly Williams.
Previously, Bonnaroo has featured A-list country acts including Loretta Lynn, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, the Punch Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Rogers, among others. For the complete lineup and tickets visit Bonnorro's website.