Bonnaroo for the EDM Fan
Sets You'll Probably Catch: Two titans of dubstep and progressive house, Skrillex and Kaskade, respectively, will serve as Bonnaroo's alternate headliners for the folks that plan to stay up until 3:30 in the morning. Also, if there's anyone who's going to prove to be too big for the Other Tent, it's 2-step-tinged British EDM-pop sensations Disclosure. They haven't made the biggest impact in the States yet, but their buzz and popularity has only seems to grow organically. "Latch" was released in the States to much acclaim more than a year ago, but its only now starting to scrape the Top 20. And maybe after catching some "Dancing on the Ceiling" with Lionel Richie (who went through his EDM stage back in 2000!) you can sneak off to see Zedd's euphoric house.
You Might Also Like: Break Science will deliver hip-hop-inflected moodiness, James Blake will provide post-dubstep art-pop and A Tribe Called Red will mix "traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds." However, the most intimate throwdowns will be in Snake and Jake's Christmas Club Barn. The three-man DJ team behind Brooklyn's wet 'n' wild Tiki Disco party will be popping by on Thursday and Friday. And Full Service Party takes over for all of Saturday, featuring some power hours that might be very special, including a NOLA bounce party at 5 p.m. and a "'90s rave" at – when else? – at 4 a.m.
Best-Kept Secret: Robe Rage, featuring a "Special Guest DJ Set," is such a well-kept secret that we don't even have a clue who it is. But, insists the Bonnaroo website: "only people dressed in robes will be allowed to enter, first come first serve."