Waiting for Bonnaroo

Joe Kellen

All you festie-goers have that giddy feeling bubbling in your stomach. Bonnaroo tickets are on sale. With an average attendance of around 100,000 folks, you can be sure the ticket site will be experiencing a lot of traffic. While you wait at your computer to make it inside the coveted first ticket bracket, check out a few of these tunes by artists in the lineup to ease the anxiety.

Saturdays – Cut Copy

Festivals are about dancing. And if you’re gonna party down, the funky Cut Copy will deliver.

Nobody Knows Who You Are – Dr. Dog

Festivals are also about jamming out. Dr. Dog’s psychedelic folk rock will implant visions of the Tennessee sky in your head and nothin’ but riffs in your ears.

Interlude (That's Love) — Chance the Rapper

And, of course, festivals are about love! Festie fans always talk about togetherness and brotherly love. Chance knows how to get you in the spirit.

She Don't Use Jelly — The Flaming Lips

Festivals are the prime opportunity to get weird. The Flaming Lips are known for their extravagant, insane live shows — make sure you don’t get trampled by any human hamster balls.

Take a Card — The Preatures

Not to mention festivals are an opportunity to discover killer new acts. The Preatures may be on the bottom of the lineup list, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get down to their sultry rock’n’roll.