• Photos: Chromeo: Behind the Scenes at Bonnaroo

    June 20, 2014 1:20 PM ET

    Funk duo give us a peak at their signature talkbox and all-chrome stage set-up  | More »

  • Photos: 45 Best Things We Saw at Bonnaroo 2014

    June 16, 2014 11:45 AM ET

    Lionel Richie rules the night, Kanye West requests press and Skrillex runs a cross-generational Superjam  | More »

  • Kanye West Strikes Back at the Press in Bonnaroo Return

    June 14, 2014 4:27 PM ET
     |  Miriam Coleman

    Kanye West made a triumphant return to Bonnaroo on Friday night, headlining the festival six years after a disastrous debut there that found him hitting the stage at 4:30 a.m. to play to a dwindling crowd. During his 21-song set, he took the opportunity to air some grievances leftover from his first time around at the Manchester, Tennessee festival.  Bonnaroo 2014: Rolling Stone's Best Live and Backstage Photos "Last time I got here, before I even arrived, they had 'fuck Kany...  | More »

  • Photos: Bonnaroo 2014: Rolling Stone's Best Live and Backstage Photos

    June 13, 2014 4:50 PM ET

    In the pit and behind the scenes at Tennessee's summer jam  | More »

  • Photos: Bonnaroo for You: Must-Sees and Secret Treasures for 5 Types of Fans

    June 9, 2014 11:50 AM ET

    Our picks for rockers, hip-hoppers, ravers, jammers and weirdos  | More »

  • Bonnaroo Promoter Explains Kanye West Booking: 'Everyone Has Moved On'

    February 20, 2014 2:10 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    When Bonnaroo organizers announced the lineup for this year's festival, one name was the clear, surprising standout: Kanye West. In 2008, the rapper walked onstage at 4:45 a.m., delivered an underwhelming set and then, nine days later, slammed festival organizers on his blog for giving him a daytime slot that ran counter to his Glow in the Dark Tour stage set-up. But that's all, apparently, in the past. In a new interview with Relix, Bonnaroo promoter Rick Farman explain...  | More »

  • Bonnaroo Sets Dates for 2014

    August 16, 2013 8:25 AM ET
     |  Erin Coulehan

    Even as this summer's festival season begins winding to a close, it's not too soon to start making plans for next year's: Bonnaroo, for example, will return for four days June 12th-June 15th in Manchester, Tennessee, marking its 13th year.  Tom Petty Reflects on 'Wonderful Audience' at Bonnaroo In celebration of this year's festival, organizers have shared a documentary, Be Free, directed by Jay Sansone, that encompasses the experience of the fes...  | More »

  • Video: Jim James, John Oates Dive Into Bonnaroo 2013 Superjam

    July 29, 2013 2:45 PM ET

    My Morning Jacket's Jim James linked up with John Oates for this year's Superjam at Bonnaroo, digging into a diverse set that featured cuts by John Lennon, Prince and Sly and the Family Stone and guests including R. Kelly and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes. However, despite the carefree vibe of the session, an incredible amount of work preceded the celebration. In this exclusive clip (the first of an eight-part series), James, Oates and others reflect on the process and jam out...  | More »

  • Tom Petty Reflects on Bonnaroo

    June 19, 2013 9:00 AM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    "I predict we're going to have an incredible time tonight," Tom Petty told his Bonnaroo audience late Sunday night. He delivered; as fire lanterns drifted into the sky and the rain poured, Petty led mass sing-alongs of his hits, from "Here Comes My Girl" to "Free Fallin'" – and drew huge cheers during tight covers of "Friend of the Devil" and "Baby Please Don't Go." "It smells really good at Bonnaroo," Petty said at one point. "I swear it smells like pot." Bonnaroo 2013:...  | More »

  • Tame Impala on Touring, Success and Festival Crowds

    June 18, 2013 4:00 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    Kevin Parker recorded Tame Impala's psychedelic masterpiece Lonerism mostly alone in a Paris apartment, but he had no problem recreating it live when the Aussie band played Bonnaroo on Sunday, finding deep grooves in "Elephant" and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." "Playing live is a different beast altogether," Parker tells Rolling Stone. "It's somewhere between flying a plane and playing a game. If you fuck it up, it's going to cost you."  Still, he admits he's no...  | More »

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.