deadmau5 Makes History At Bonnaroo
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has come a long way since its early days as a jam band-centric festival. Every year, the festival assembles a massive lineup full of diverse acts and rare appearances. For the upcoming 14th edition of the festival, Bonnaroo announced that deadmau5 would headline, solidifying the producer as the first dance music act to headline the festival. Bonnaroo and deadmau5 are continuing to make history with the festival's newest announcement: deadmau5 will perform on Bonnaroo's What Stage, making him the first dance music act to play the festival's mainstage.
Bonnaroo unveiled its late night set lineup today, which includes all the artists who play past midnight on Friday and Saturday of the festival. The announcement revealed that deadmau5 would be playing a special late night set. No other dance music act has played the What Stage in the festival's history. Hip-hop/electronica producer RJD2 played on the What Stage in 2003, but deadmau5 represents Bonnaroo's first foray in slotting a big-name dance music artist on the mainstage. Explore the festival's past main stage lineups on Wikipedia.
Get pumped for the deadmau5's big moment by listening to his full 5 Years of Mau5 set below:
deadmau5 joins Jay Z and Kanye West as the only artist to play a late night on the What Stage as well. Bonnaroo's late nights traditionally shut down the What Stage and funnel crowds to the other stages on the fest grounds. This year, ODESZA, Flume, Tycho and Bassnectar will also play late night sets. Official set times haven't been announced, but the schedule should give 'Roo-goers an idea on how to plan their late night festivities. Check out the full late night list at the Bonnaroo website. Bonnaroo will be held in Manchester, Tennessee on June 11-14, 2015.