Out of all the music festivals I have been, Bonnaroo is my favorite. The diversity in the lineup (indie rock, electronic, folk/bluegrass, hip-hop, comedy), 4 days of music, total lack of responsibilities (no need to get back to a hotel each night), and especially the late night sets (music goes from noon til dawn) are unsurpassed. This year will mark the 9th time I have attended, so many amazing memories.
As preparation for a festival, I rate and sort all the music I own from artists who are performing. With Bonnaroo especially, I end up discovering and purchasing new music from bands just by them being on the lineup. This years playlist started out at over 2000 songs, and now sits at 800 4 and 5 star tracks (with more to come). This mix is favorites from many of my most anticipated acts (only one per artist allowed).
Happy as can be to have "Radiohead" back (their 2006 show was amazing), and utterly shocked at how much I am enjoying "fun." (they were a late addition I hadn't previously heard before). Good times coming, hope you enjoy the taste test!
1. Aziz Ansari - Bonnaroo2. Puscifer - Sour Grapes3. fun. - Out on the Town - Pick of the litter4. Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien â€“ High 55. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'6. Foster The People - Call It What You Want - High 57. The Roots - Long time8. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition9. The Avett Brothers - The Weight of Lies - High 510. Beach Boys - Sloop John B11. Phish - Fee12. Mariachi El Bronx - 48 Roses13. Grouch & Eligh - Old Souls (feat. Blu & Flying Lotus) - Dark Horse14. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix)15. Big Gigantic - Rise and Shine16. Santogold - Your Voice17. Feist - The Limit To Your Love18. Dawes - When My Time Comes19. Ben Folds Five - Mess20. Battles - Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)21. Black Star - Definition22. Fitz & The Tantrums - Winds of Change23. Justin Bieber - Baby (Ft. Ludacris)24. Steven Wright - Bohemiath25. Major Lazer - Keep It Goin' Louder26. Phantogram - Don't Move27. Mimosa - Flux For Life28. Little Dragon - Little Man (Tycho Remix)29. Sbtrkt - Sanctuary (feat. Jessie Ware and Sampha)30. Punch Brothers - Kid A (Radiohead cover)31. Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds And A Sound â€“ High 532. Tune-Yards - Killa33. Bon Iver - Holocene34. Young The Giant - My Body35. The Shins - Sleeping Lessons - High 5
-Pick of the litter - highlight of this mix
-High 5 - next 5 top songs
-Dark Horse - fantastic song that it might take awhile to fully appreciate
-For downloaders. Due to the length of my mixes, it can be easier to label them as a "podcast". Podcasts will remember where you left off last time you listened to them, rather than always starting from the beginning.
-Photo is "The Workaholics" from Bonnaroo's comedy tent last year.