Bonnaroo Releases 2015 Daily Schedule, Featuring Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson and More
Bonnaroo, the four-day, all-genre music festival held every year in Manchester, Tenn., has announced its 2015 daily lineup. More than 100 artists will take the stage for this year's festival, held June 11-14, with many of the artists in the bluegrass, Americana and other country-related genres set to perform on Sunday.
Sunday's (June 14) lineup features several artists familiar to country music fans, including Brandi Carlile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, the Punch Brothers, Sturgill Simpson, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester and Shakey Graves. A "Bluegrass Situation Superjam," featuring actor Ed Helms, will also take place that day.
Carlile's appearance at Bonnaroo comes on the heels of her latest album, The Firewatcher's Daughter, which was released earlier this month.
“We took SO many different approaches in the studio and the lead-up to it,” Carlile reveals. “I’d say the biggest shift that resulted in us really rocking had to do with the fact that we didn’t make any demos. To me, rock ‘n’ roll isn’t really a genre but more of recklessness or a risk … The more something gets ironed out and sure of itself, the less it begins to rock somehow.”
Other artists performing at Bonnaroo 2015 include Trampled By Turtles, Earth, Wind and Fire, Billy Joel, Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space, Alabama Shakes, Tears for Fears, Ben Folds, My Morning Jacket and Gary Clark Jr., among others.