Warpaint, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Robbie Krieger, Janelle Monae & more teamed up with the EDM star in Tennessee.
Skrillex may have performed a two-hour set on Friday night (June 13) at Bonnaroo, but his standard spaceship-set extravaganza was apparently just a prelude to the Superjam that he cooked up for the following night. A mind-blowing array for artists joined the dubstep prince for the rollicking, three-hour jamboree, which ended with the biggest surprise guest of the night: Lauryn Hill.
A Bonnaroo "Superjam" usually goes one of two ways: the curator can form a singular collective and jam out with no moving parts (as Questlove did at Bonnaroo in 2012), or the artist can shuffle through cameos with a backing band in place for the various guests (which was seen at last year's hip-hop Superjam). Skrillex opted for the latter, concocting a lineup of musicians that included Big Gigantic, Thundercat and Zedd occasionally playing drums, and letting guest after guest -- some announced, some unannounced -- touch down for three-to-four songs. At times, Skrillex would inflect the songs with his standard bass drops and screeching electronics, but the producer was often giddily manning the table or a guitar, and letting his friends do their thing.