Also featured on the lineup is Florence + the Machine, who is making her long-awaited live return this year, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino and plenty of other names that will make you want to spend June in Tennessee. Courtney Barnett, Flume, DMA’s and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are among those representing for Australia.
Ed Helms, best known for roles in The Hangover and the American version of The Office, will host a special edition of Bonnaroo’s infamous Superjam. The Bluegrass Situation Superjam is more than likely to feature Mumford and Sons after Helms appeared in their video for Hopeless Wanderer.
The lineup marks the first live show for Mumford and Sons since they announced they would be going on an indefinite hiatus in September 2014. In October last year, it was reported that they were back in the studio with Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford.
The band were forced to cancel their 2013 headline set at Bonnaroo when bassist Ted Dwane had to undergo emergency brain surgery.
Joel’s headline slot echoes AC/DC’s similar position at the top of the Coachella 2015 lineup, signalling a shift in programming for large US festival towards booking crowd-pleasing nostalgia acts as headliners.
The lineup was drip-fed over the course of several hours, with fans having to dial a phone number (1-844-ROO-2015) to reveal the artists playing this year. That information was then shared on social media using #bonnaroo.
Bonnaroo 2015 runs from 11th to 14th June in Manchester, Tennessee. Tickets go on sale Saturday, 17th January, if you feel so inclined.
Watch: Mumford and Sons- Hopeless Wanderer
Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup:
Mumford & Sons
Florence + the Machine
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
My Morning Jacket
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
Belle and Sebastian
The War on Drugs
Atomic Bomb Band: Who Is William Onyeabor?
Tears for Fears
Twenty One Pilots
The Bluegrass Situation SuperJam featuring Ed Helms & Special Guests
Earth Wind & Fire
Gary Clark Jr.
Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood
Run the Jewels
Trampled by Turtles
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester
The Very Best
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Between the Buried and Me
Strand of Oaks
Gregory Alan Isakov
Brownout Presents BROWN SABBATH
Madisen Ward and Mama Bear
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Jon Cleary and the Monster Children
Hiss Golden Messenger
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas
Unlocking the Truth