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Bonnaroo is about the numbers: four days of live performances, 16 hours of jams on the daily, and 150-plus acts. If you do the math, that’s 64 hours total of tunes to be heard. And, when you factor in the 800,000 campers you’re forced to battle just to hear ‘em, the whole music-festival equation becomes a total head scratcher. What to see? When? And, uh, save me?
So, to help you navigate the crop-topped crowds flooding that Tennessee turf, we’re bringing you the must-see bands that should make your planning a breeze, from oldies to newbies to one troop that seemingly defies space and time. Go ahead and ditch the calculators, pencils, and paper. We’ve got your Bonnaroo cheat sheet straight ahead.
Photo: Courtesy of Zef Recordz/Die Antwoord.