This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. will feature country artists from all reaches of the genre.
Set for June 9-12, this year’s lineup features some of country’s best and most promising new artists. Breakthrough artist Chris Stapleton will play the massive festival for the first time, alongside fellow Dave Cobb-produced artist Jason Isbell. Sam Hunt will be the lone representative for the mainstream side of country this year. Singer-songwriter John Moreland, soulful alt-country crooner Anderson East, roots-folk trio the Wood Brothers and bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers round out the country roster for this year’s festival.
Once again, country fans will have to decide between attending CMA Fest in downtown Nashville or trek 60 miles southward to the all-genre event. Starting next year, the dueling festivals will no longer be held on the same weekend.
In 2015, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson and A Thousand Horses were among the festival’s country-oriented performers. A host of country acts, including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn and Dierks Bentley, have performed at the festival since it’s launch in 2002.
General admission tickets for Bonnaroo 2016 begin at $324.50, and will go on sale Jan. 22 at 11 AM CT. You can find out more information about the festival and see the full lineup at Bonnaroo.com.