Grand Ole Opry Reveals More Bonnaroo Plans, Artists
The Grand Ole Opry is coming to Bonnaroo in 2018, and the venerable country music institution has revealed more about its plans and the artists who will appear on the show in a rare performance outside of Nashville.
Bonnaroo 2018 is slated for June 7-10 in Manchester, Tenn. The Opry's two-hour slot is set for Sunday, June 10, in the closing hours of the festival. Opry members Bobby Bare, Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show and Riders in the Sky will join Brothers Osborne, Lanco and Lucie Silvas on the bill.
"It was important in putting (the show) together that we represented, as much as we could, a little bit of everything that happens on the Opry," says Grand Ole Opry General Manager Sally Williams (quote via the Tennessean). More artists are to be announced.
The show will adhere to the Opry's usual format and will air live on WSM. Announcer Bill Cody will host the show alongside Old Crow Medicine Show. Brothers Osborne are set to make several popup appearances over the course of the show, and their band will back several other performers. The award-winning duo are also scheduled for their own set on the festival's main stage.
Sturgill Simpson, Sheryl Crow and Midland are also among the artists on the bill this year at Bonnaroo, though none of them have been attached specifically to the Opry performance.
Eminem, Muse, Future and the Killers are among the performers from other genres who will appear at Bonnaroo this year. 2018 marks Eminem's second appearance at the festival, while Future and the Killers are making their Bonnaroo debuts. Bassnectar, Bon Iver, Khalid, Kaskade, Paramore, Alt-J, Dua Lipa and many more have also been announced as performers in 2018.
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