Bonnaroo 2017 lineup: U2, the Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers among acts coming to Tampa Bay
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival just dropped its 2017 lineup, and here's something new: All three of the top headliners are already on their way to Tampa Bay.
U2, the Weeknd and the Red Hot Chili Peppers all have concerts booked in Tampa between now and June, marking perhaps the first time all three of Bonnaroo's top names will also be coming down our way.
That shouldn't stop Tampa Bay music fans from making the trek to Manchester, Tenn., for one of the world's most celebrated music fests, though. Also on the bill are a host of huge acts who are not (yet) coming to town: Chance the Rapper, the xx, Lorde, Major Lazer, Flume, Travis Scott and Marshmello, among others.
One of our favorite things about Bonnnaroo is that every year, a handful of acts on the poster book shows in Tampa right before or right after Tennessee, to maximize the impact of their swing through the southeast. So we can look at this lineup and make our guesses.
Tickets to Bonnaroo start at $324.50 and are on sale now. Click here for details.
Here are the Bonnaroo acts so far that have shows coming up in Tampa Bay:
Jon Bellion (Feb. 28, Amalie Arena): The energetic rapper, who just appeared at the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball, will open for Twenty One Pilots in Tampa. Click here.
Cage the Elephant (March 11, Gasparilla Music Festival): Cage the Elephant made the third line of Bonnaroo's poster, but they'll be right at the top of the bill on Saturday at the Gasparilla Music Festival. Click here.
Umphrey's McGee (April 26, Jannus Live): The jam-fusion band has played some legendary Bonnaroo sets over the years. Their next show at Jannus Live was just announced yesterday. Click here.
Red Hot Chili Peppers (April 27, Amalie Arena): The Chili Peppers are coming back to Tampa for the first time since 2012 -- coincidentally, also the last time they headlined Bonnnaroo. Click here.
The Weeknd (May 12, Amalie Arena): Already one of our most-anticipated concerts of 2017, this one just got the added cachet of Starboy also headlining Bonnaroo. Click here.
U2 (June 14, Raymond James Stadium): And here's the biggie, U2's long-awaited return to Tampa, celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin