Stapleton, Hunt, Isbell play Bonnaroo
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
– Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt and Jason Isbell lead the country and Americana acts playing Bonnaroo this year.
The line-up for the 15th edition of the Manchester, Tenn. Fest was announced late Tuesday with Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem playing.
The eclectic fest also will feature Sam Bush Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, John Moreland, Lord Huron, The Bluegrass Situation Superjam Featuring Ed Helms and Friends, Anderson East and Sara Watkins.
The fest will be held June 9-12.
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