2017’s Bonnaroo lineup is kind of trash

Despite a recent bump in temperature, we are currently in the depths of winter which actually means it’s music festival-announcing season. Coachella, Gov Ball and Panorama all unveiled their lineups that include the likes of Beyoncé (undisputed goddess), Childish Gambino (recent Golden Globe winner and multi-talented extraordinaire) and Frank Ocean (man of mystery who released *two* of the best albums of 2016). Now Bonnaroo has dropped its guest list, and the headliner is… U2?

Okay, so there are a couple of gems — Chance the Rapper will be there (though he’s also performing at Gov Ball). The xx is pretty dope, and The Weeknd is popular, for what it’s worth. But outside of these and a few other exceptions, festival-goers will be stuck baking in the Tennessee heat with the likes of Major Lazer, Cage the Elephant and the Red Hot Chili Peppers?!

Once you get down to the smaller-font bands, there’s virtually no one worth watching (in this writer’s humble opinion) outside of BADBADNOTGOOD and D.R.A.M. — if only because he made that one ridiculously popular song that blew up over the summer. In comparison, the bottom half of Gov Ball’s lineup fronts eclectic and respectable acts like Skepta, Danny Brown, Kehlani, YG (my nigga, my nigga) and Saint Motel.

You might think this a typical, hatin’ ass hot take, but I’m not alone in my sentiments.

Here’s the full lineup so you can confirm for yourself that Bonaroo 2017 is indeed trash. Have fun jamming out to “Beautiful Day.”


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