Bonnaroo kicks out the jam (bands) as hip-hop and pop dominate an event that last year featured two nights of Phish.
Bonnaroo just took a DNA test and found out it's not that Superfly jam band festival any longer.
In its first year since Live Nation's talent buyer team took the reigns of the event, the June 12-14 Manchester, Tenn. festival has taken a hard left turn away from its jam band roots with a 2020 lineup that's both fearless and contemporary, with one of the biggest nights of the festival, Saturday, headlined by Lizzo, nominated for eight Grammys in 2020 for her hits like "Truth Hurts," "Juice" and "Jerome."
Lizzo is the first woman to headline the long-running festival, which will also be headlined Friday night by Tool and Sunday night by Australian rock band Tame Impala. That's a big departure from last year when Phish opened and closed the festival at the Great Farm in Manchester. Founded in 2002 by Superfly and AC Entertainment, Live Nation acquired Bonnaroo in 2015 and notified Superfly last year that the global concert giant would exercise a buyout clause in the agreement to purchase the rest of the festival.