Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons and Deadmau5 Announced as Bonnaroo 2015 Headliners


Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Deadmau5 will top the bill at this year’s Bonnaroo when it returns to Manchester’s Great Stage Park on the weekend of June 11-14.

Organizers of the 14th annual event announced the line-up via a unusual method in which callers to a free-phone number were given the name of one act, which they were then encouraged to share on Twitter using the hashtag #bonnaroo.

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Mumford and Sons, who were forced to pull out of their 2013 headline slot because of bassist Ted Dwayne’s emergency brain surgery, and Billy Joel, who like Steely Dan at Coachella, will represent the older generation, were perhaps the two most discussed names on social media.

But there are plenty of other talking points further down the bill including My Morning Jacket, who famously performed a mammoth 4h35 min set at Bonnaroo back in 2008, and the latest incarnation of David Byrne’s traveling band, Atomic Bomb: The Music of William Onyeabor.

Several of last year’s most critically-acclaimed artists will also be making the trip to the 700-acre farm in 2015 including hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, electronic producer Caribou and indie rockers The War on Drugs. While other notable performers include Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Slayer, Belle and Sebastian, Ben Folds, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino, Gary Clark Jr. Jamie xx, Against Me!, Courtney Barnett, Tears For Fears, Earth, Wind and Fire, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Royal Blood, Shabazz Palaces and Benjamin Booker.

Over 90,000 fans are expected to attend this year, but there are still four-day passes available on TicketIQ at a get-in price of $387, with single day-tickets for June 11 also up for grabs at $617.

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