Bonnaroo Announces ROO-ALITY Virtual Festival

Bonnaroo is going virtual this year with ROO-ALITY, a three-day online festival that will broadcast on YouTube September 24th – 26th starting 4:30 PM ET.

The event will feature a mix of archival sets from past Bonnaroos along with new performances. Classic performances include The White Stripes’ 2007 headlining set, the Beastie Boys’ 2009 appearance, and My Morning Jacket’s 2011 performance. Archival sets from The xx, Metallica, James Brown, Dave Matthews, Nile Rodgers and Chic, and Tears for Fears will also be available to watch.

There will also be more than 35 new performances from Denzel Curry, David Lynch, Galactic, Jamila Woods, Chromeo, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bruce Hornsby and James Mercer, Action Bronson, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, and more.

Along with performances, the event will feature various original programming from Paramore’s Hayley Williams; who will host a series of conversations regarding mental health, wellness and gender, with panelists including Laura Jane Grace and Charli XCX; a cooking tutorial from Big Freedia, and “Food Conversations With Action Bronson.”

ROO-ALITY will also support and raise awareness for the ACLU Foundation and Headcount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. Donations collected during the event for these and additional organizations will be made by the Bonnaroo Works Fund.

Check out the complete ROO-ALITY lineup below.

Bonnaroo is expected to return to Manchester, Tennesse June 17th-20th, 2021.

Bonnaroo ROO-ALITY livestream

 

 

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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