Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: List of confirmed, rumored and expected acts

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Updated Feb. 19  – Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West added

The Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup will be announced on February 19th, but in the meantime you can get your Roo fix by checking out the artists on this list of confirmed, rumored and expected artists.

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Following the format of the Coachella 2014 predictions, I compiled this list by analyzing the tour schedules of hundreds of bands, reading countless tweets, combing through the Bonnaroo forum threads, watching the Bonnaroo Reddit page and by receiving insider tips from fans like you! (If you have inside information on an artist or band that will be playing Bonnaroo 2014, contact me here).

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Bonnaroo 2014 Headliners

It will be tough to beat last year’s lineup, the headliners for Bonnaroo 2013 were Paul McCartney, Jack Johnson and Tom Petty & The Hearthbreakers (how can you top a Beatle?). But there are several legends in the running for Bonnaroo’s 2014 headliners:

Outkast Bonnaroo 2014 lineup

OutKast
Bonnaroo fans rejoiced when the Coachella Lineup was announced on January 7th with a reunited OutKast as Friday night’s headliner.

Although Coachella and Bonnaroo typically do not share headliners, OutKast’s confirmation to play 40 music festivals in the spring and summer makes them a likely headliner. The Atlanta-based duo of André 3000 and Big Boi will be in New York the weekend before Bonnaroo for a headlining gig at the Governors Ball Music Festival, so a trip down to Tennessee afterwards is expected.

Elton John Bonnaroo

Elton John

Sir Elton is in the midst of a world tour and comes stateside on March 13th for a show in Dallas, Texas. From there, he plays a few shows in Louisiana before taking a month-long residency at the Colosseum at Ceasars Palace in Vegas, which ends on April 26th.

Elton’s next show after Vegas is scheduled for June 21st in the UK, meaning he has a  gap that seemingly accommodates a Bonnaroo appearance for June 12 – June 15. Another rumor circulating is that Billy Joel will join Elton on stage (they played a few shows together in 2004) and Billy Joel’s tour dates make this rumor that much more possible!

Elton John has never played at Bonnaroo (or Coachella, or Lollapalooza, or Outside Lands) but this could be his year. Let’s hope it is!

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Prince Bonnaroo Lineup

Prince

Like Elton John, Prince has been on the wish-list of Bonnaroo fans year-after-year but has never made an appearance. But it looks like the stars are aligning for 2014.

Prince is assembling a band and creating a show for his headline appearance at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in early July, which would mean the same band could be made ready for Bonnaroo only a few weeks earlier.

Prince has played festivals before, he was crowd favorite at Coachella 2008. Will we be seeing him on What Stage this year?

Expected to play Bonnaroo 2014

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Bonnaroo Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant

Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant played Bonnaroo in 2009 and are currently touring the country promoting their new album “Melophobia.” Their confirmed appearances at Coachella and Firefly means that a spot Bonnaroo 2014 lineup is probable.

Need even more evidence? Cage the Elephant drummer Jared Champion hinted at playing Bonnaroo in a Reddit AMA.

Sleigh Bells at Bonnaroo

Sleigh Bells

The Brooklyn-based duo are on a heavy tour schedule this spring/summer promoting their third studio album “Bitter Rivals.”

As far as the festival circuit goes, Sleigh Bells are scheduled to play Coachella, Firefly and the Governors Ball. All signs point to Bonnaroo 2014.

Nick Cave 2014 Bonnaroo Festival

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

On January 16th Bonnaroo released their 4th lineup clue on their Instagram account. The picture shows a red and blue birthday hat on a tiled floor.

Could this be a reference to “The Birthday Party”, the band that brought Australian rocker Nick Cave into the limelight in the 1970s?

Nick Cave would be a great addition to the Bonnaroo lineup, and he’s never played the festival before! The Bonnaroo forum community seems to believe he will be there despite the face that he’s absent from the lineup for Firefly or the Governor’s Ball.

Bonnaroo 2014: Full Lineup Prediction

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Acts in Bold are strongly expected to play

  • A$AP Ferg
  • Adventure Club
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Aloe Blacc
  • Aluna GeorgeSource
  • Andrew Bird
  • Arctic MonkeysSource
  • Atlas Genius
  • Austra
  • Avett Brothers
  • Band of HorsesSource
  • BassnectarSource
  • Beady Eye
  • BeckSource
  • Ben FoldsSource
  • Big Gigantic
  • Billy JoelSource
  • Blackberry Smoke

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  • Blondie
  • Blood Orange
  • Bob Weir & Ratdog
  • Break ScienceSource
  • Broken Bells
  • Bronze Radio Return
  • Cage the ElephantSource
  • Caitlin Rose
  • Capital Cities
  • Chance the RapperSource
  • Chic w/Nile Rodgers
  • Childish GambinoSource
  • Chromeo
  • CHVRCHESSource
  • Cloud Nothings
  • Cut Copy
  • Damien Jurado
  • Damon AlbarnSource
  • Danny BrownSource
  • DARKSIDE
  • Daughter
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Dawes
  • Dead Weather
  • DeafheavenSource
  • Deer Tick
  • Deerhunter
  • Deltron 3030
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Die Antwoord
  • Dillon Francis
  • DisclosureSource
  • Dr. Dog
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Elton JohnSource
  • Eric Church
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Fishbone
  • Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Flume
  • Flying Lotus

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  • Foo Fighters
  • Foster the People – Source
  • Four Tet
  • Foxygen
  • Frank Ocean
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • fuck Buttons
  • fun.
  • Gary Clark Jr
  • Gaslight Anthem
  • Girl TalkSource
  • Glitch MobSource
  • GMT
  • Goldfrapp
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Grimes
  • Griswolds
  • Grouplove
  • HAIM
  • Half Moon Run
  • Head and the Heart
  • Imagine Dragons
  • InterpolSource
  • J. Roddy Watson & The business
  • Jack White
  • Jagwar Ma
  • James BlakeSource
  • James V McMorrow
  • Jamestown Revival
  • Janelle MonaeSource
  • Jason Isbell
  • Jenny LewisSource
  • Jessie Ware
  • John Butler TrioSource
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Josh Ritter
  • Kaiser ChiefsSource
  • Kanye WestSource
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kurt VileSource
  • Lakeside DriveSource
  • Lana Del Ray
  • La RouxSource
  • Leagues
  • Lettuce
  • London GrammarSource
  • Lorde

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  • LOTUS
  • Mac Demarco
  • Martin Garrix
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Mikal Cronin
  • MMJ
  • Modest Mouse
  • Mogwai
  • Moon Taxi
  • Motorhead
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Neko CaseSource
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsSource
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Okkervil River
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Outkast
  • Papadosio
  • Patty Griffin
  • Paul Simon
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • PhantogramSource
  • Pharrell
  • Phish
  • PhoenixSource
  • Prince
  • Pusha T
  • Real Estate

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  • Robert Delong
  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band
  • Savages
  • Schoolboy Q
  • Shlohmo
  • Shovels and RopeSource
  • Sky FerreiraSource
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • Sleigh BellsSource
  • Speedy Ortiz
  • SpoonSource
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  • Tall Tall Trees
  • Teagan and SaraSource
  • The Cult
  • The Flaming LipsSource
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • the Glitch Mob
  • The Head and The HeartSource
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Internet
  • The Knife
  • The Kopecky Family Band
  • The Men
  • The Naked & FamousSource
  • The Neighbourhood – Source
  • The Nauts
  • The Revivalist
  • The Shins
  • The Strokes
  • The Wild Feather
  • Thoa and the Get Down Stay DownSource
  • Those Darlins
  • TOOL
  • Toro y Moi
  • Treetop Flyers
  • Trombone Shorty
  • TV on the Radio
  • Vampire Weekend  – Source

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  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Ty Segall
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Umphrey’s McGee - Source
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Washed Out
  • Wick-it The Instigator
  • Widespread Panic
  • Wild Child
  • Willy Moon
  • Wiz KhalifaSource
  • Wye Oak
  • XXYYXX
  • Yonder mountain string band
  • Young the GiantSource
  • Zed’s Dead
  • Zedd

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Artists Not on Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup

Of course, not every artist can play Bonnaroo. Here is a list of artists that have conflicts during Bonnaroo weekend:

Inforoo forum Lineup Pool

The fans have spoken! There is a lineup pool over on the Inforoo boards and 24 forum members each submitted 25  artists they think will be at the 2014 Bonnaroo. Here are the artists that tallied the most votes:

  • Disclosure (22)
  • Cage the Elephant (18)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (18)
  • Bassnectar (16)
  • Robert Delong (14)
  • Andrew Bird (13)
  • Vampire Weekend (13)
  • Elton John (12)
  • Lorde (12)
  • Chance the Rapper (11)
  • Chromeo (11)
  • The Flaming Lips (11)
  • Arctic Monkeys (10)
  • Break Science (10)
  • Lady Gaga (10)
  • MGMT (10)
  • Neutral Milk Hotel (10)
  • Umphrey’s McGee (10)
  • Beck (9)
  • Prince (9)
  • Glitch Mob (8)
  • Washed Out (8)
  • Foo Fighters (7)
  • My Morning Jacket (7)
  • Outkast (7)
  • Widespread Panic (7)
  • CHVRCHES (6)
  • Kaiser Chiefs (6)
  • Broken Bells (5)
  • Dr. Dog (5)
  • Jack White (5)
  • Run the Jewels (5)
  • Capital Cities (4)
  • Dave Matthews Band (4)
  • Eric Clapton (4)
  • Foxygen (4)
  • Grimes (4)
  • Neko Case (4)
  • STS9 (4)
  • The Revivalist (4)
  • Alabama Shakes (3)
  • Grouplove (3)
  • Jagwar Ma (3)
  • John Butler Trio (3)
  • Kid Cudi (3)
  • Muse (3)
  • Pearl Jam (3)
  • Pharrell (3)
  • Schoolboy Q (3)
  • St Vincent (3)
  • The Black Keys (3)
  • The Head and The Heart (3)
  • The Knife (3)
  • The Men (3)
  • TOOL (3)
  • A$ap Ferg (2)
  • Beady Eye (2)
  • Big Gigantic (2)
  • Cloud Nothings (2)
  • Cut Copy (2)
  • Danny Brown (2)
  • Drake (2)
  • Fleetwood Mac (2)
  • Foster the People (2)
  • Frank Ocean (2)
  • Gaslight Anthem (2)
  • Gaslight Anthem (2)
  • Kaiser Chiefs (2)
  • Lana Del Ray (2)
  • Lana Del Ray (2)
  • Mogwai (2)
  • Mogwai (2)
  • Moon Taxi (2)
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse (2)
  • Phoenix (2)
  • Rhye (2)
  • Sleater-Kinney (2)
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks (2)
  • STRFKR (2)
  • the Glitch Mob (2)
  • Thee Oh Sees (2)
  • Twenty One Pilots (2)
  • Tyler, The Creator (2)
  • Adventure Club (1)
  • Aloe Blacc (1)
  • Arcade Fire (1)
  • Atlas Genius (1)
  • Austra (1)
  • Avett Brothers (1)
  • Avicii (1)
  • Bassnectar  (1)
  • Billy Joel (1)
  • Blackberry Smoke (1)
  • Blondie (1)
  • Blood Orange (1)
  • Bob Weir & Ratdog (1)
  • Bronze Radio Return (1)
  • Calvin Harris (1)
  • Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen in the comedy tent) (1)
  • Chic w/Nile Rodgers (1)
  • Childish Gambino (1)
  • Damien Jurado (1)
  • Damon Albarn (1)
  • Darkside (1)
  • Daughter (1)
  • Dawes (1)
  • Dead Weather (1)
  • Deafheaven (1)
  • Death Cab for Cutie (1)
  • Deerhunter (1)
  • Deltron 3030 (1)
  • Diarrhea Planet (1)
  • Dillon Francis (1)
  • Drive-By Truckers (1)
  • Duo de Twang (Les Claypool) (1)
  • Earl Sweatshirt (1)
  • Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros (1)
  • El-P & Killer Mike (1)
  • Ellie Goulding (1)
  • Elvis Costello (1)
  • Eric Church (1)
  • Explosions in the Sky (1)
  • Fatboy Slim (1)
  • Fishbone (1)
  • Fitz and the Tantrums (1)
  • Fleet Foxes (1)
  • Florence and the Machine (1)
  • Flume (1)
  • Flying Lotus (1)
  • Four Tet (1)
  • Frightened Rabbit (1)
  • fun. (1)
  • Gary Clark Jr (1)
  • Girl Talk (1)
  • GMT (1)
  • Goldfrapp (1)
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals  (1)
  • Griswolds (1)
  • HAIM (1)
  • Half Moon Run (1)
  • he Flaming Lips  (1)
  • Head and the Heart (1)
  • Heart (1)
  • Ice Cube  (1)
  • Imagine Dragons (1)
  • J Cole (1)
  • J. Roddy Watson & The business (1)
  • James Blake (1)
  • James V McMorrow (1)
  • Jamestown Revival (1)
  • Janelle Monae (1)
  • Jannele Monae (1)
  • Jason Isbell (1)
  • Jonathan Wilson (1)
  • Josh Ritter (1)
  • Justin Timberlake (1)
  • Kanye West (1)
  • Kasier Chiefs (1)
  • Kurt Vile (1)
  • Lauryn Hill (1)
  • Leagues (1)
  • Lettuce (1)
  • LOTUS (1)
  • Martin Garrix (1)
  • Melissa Etheridge (1)
  • Miike Snow (1)
  • Mikal Cronin (1)
  • MMJ  (1)
  • Modest Mouse (1)
  • Motorhead (1)
  • Mumford & Sons (1)
  • Neil Young (1)
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1)
  • Nile Rodgers (1)
  • Nine Inch Nails (1)
  • Okkervil River (1)
  • Old Crow Medicine Show (1)
  • Papadosio  (1)
  • Patty Griffin (1)
  • Paul Simon (1)
  • Peter Bjorn and John (1)
  • Phantogram (1)
  • Portugal. The Man (1)
  • Prince  (1)
  • Pusha T (1)
  • Real Estate (1)
  • Robert Randolph and the Family Band (1)
  • Run the Jewels (Killer Mike & El-P) (1)
  • Savages (1)
  • Shovels and Rope (1)
  • Sigur Ros (1)
  • Sky Ferreira (1)
  • Sleigh Bells (1)
  • Speedy Ortiz (1)
  • T.I. (1)
  • Tall Tall Trees (1)
  • Tennis (1)
  • The 1975 (1)
  • The Allman Brothers Band (1)
  • The Avett Brothers (1)
  • The Black Cadaliacs (1)
  • the Cult (1)
  • The Gaslight Anthem (1)
  • The Hold Steady (1)
  • The Kopecky Family Band (1)
  • The Naked & Famous (1)
  • The Nauts (1)
  • The Shins (1)
  • The Strokes (1)
  • The Weeknd (1)
  • The Wild Feather (1)
  • Those Darlins (1)
  • Treetop Flyers (1)
  • Trombone Shorty (1)
  • TV on the Radio (1)
  • Ty Segall (1)
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra (1)
  • Warpaint (1)
  • Washed Out  (1)
  • Wick-it The Instigator (1)
  • Wye Oak (1)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs (1)
  • Yonder Mountain String Band (1)
  • Zed’s Dead (1)
  • Zedd  (1)

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Comments

If you have an insider tip, contact me or leave a comment below.  Who would you like to see at Bonnaroo this year?

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1 Comment

  • Reply January 23, 2014

    Jeff Dubray

    Considering Thee Oh Sees have taken an indefinite hiatus that sounds like it could be forever/a long time…you might wanna take them off your probable acts list.

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