06/09 – 06/11 BASSNECTAR IN MANCHESTER, TN AT BONNAROO

February 15th, 2011

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Bonnaroo

Bassnectar returns to Bonnaroo on Friday – June 9th, 2011!

This is an All Ages event.

Eminem, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, STS9, Gogol Bordello and many others and also performing!

Bassnectar is playing This Tent @ 12:30am on Friday night.

For more information head to www.bonnaroo.com.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

  • Mike Angelo

    Glad to see you on the set as it makes the experience that much more. Would be nice to hear you work with Clare MaGuire if she's there round ur set. The Breakage remix of Ain't No Body is a gripping sound but you could give it a real climax.

  • Shasta

    Woo! lineup came up yesterday and all i did was search through to make sure you were there. To be honest you're the reason i'm going! traveling from areas around chicago to tenessee to see you there. I watched videos of last years roo festival and your performance and i was so jealous! that looks like a sick festival, and i'm stoked. glad you'll be there 🙂

  • JeffKY

    For someone that would have had to otherwise forgo seeing the Nectar live this year, I thank you for returning to the Roo. And even though I can't be there, thank you for bringing the Bass to Kentucky.

  • BassKY

    I got really pissed off when I saw the KY show was sold out, but this show ended up being closer! Can't wait to see the show!

  • OG Basshead

    I sure had it on my list to santa for another year at Ultra2011 and was bewildered to see BN absent from the line up. Yet the gods have smiled on us in the south. Thank god i will see you again at Bonnaroo! I will see you on the front row!!!! VIP rv area was buzzing with the repeated question…..did you see that Bassnectar show? WTF? I swear dude, even with Lips, D mau, JZ…….you really had every ones attention. I was stoked. Because I already knew whats up! Hats off to you. Long live the nectar! Thanks for ALL the great shows. Dj Mercury/ OG Basshead.

  • Sonriente8855

    Saw you last week in Birmingham.
    Can't wait until Bonnaroo!

  • Michael Osborne

    u should do a live one in charlotte north carolina around late summer…collage chicks come from under the rug

  • Alex789

    Going to be at Bonnaroo! You are my favorite artist in the market recently… Ive listened to nothing but ur music for days on end… Can't wait!

  • CStaff

    Lorin, we saw you last year at 'Roo (literally you were the deciding factor in us going (same this year)) and even when ur given only an hour and a half set, you CRUSHED it as always, literally best show of the fest. Now i know Bonnaroo is way more commercial and mainstream than pretty much any other fest (which i'm sure you of all people are aware) but given that DeadHau5's lightshow(not concert) went through sunrise last year (and i am in no way comparing you to joel zimmerman….dont get me started), i think you should deffffinitely thrash a sunrise set, because your show is so much more than just lights and a bump.bump.bump.bump repeat. Just promise me that you'll kill it for the masses, but keep ur stuff out of that mainstream eye. i NEVER want to hear any DJ Lorin beatz on the radio, or be able to purchase your stuff in an FYE. You're the underground KING of electronic in general, across the board, and with that power you should definitely be able to keep urself independent from the mainstream and still attract huge shows.

    p.s. I hate when the “underground local ravers” call you a sellout, i always reply with “he's not a sellout, his music is so good that it sells out massive arenas and concert halls, but he is not a “sellout””.

    I would like to hear what your definition of a “sell out artist” is because i think you can sell out all your tix to a show, but not be called a sellout artist. jeez at what point is it just recognized as purely awesome musical experience.

    • thanks buddy

      i appreciate the vote of confidence

      yes i have written on this a lot, maybe there is a link somewhere?
      lia? ed? leslie?

      short answer:

      SELLING OUT (in a negative way) means you change (or COMPROMISE) your self, your integrity, or your vision. And you compromise this sacred part of yourself for MONEY.

      it means having no integrity, being superficial, fake.

      There is a big difference between doing that, and just making something raw, genuine, and from the heart that thousands of people gravitate towards. This is what i/we have done and will continue to do. it is from the heart.

      We do not compromise what we do to win acceptance from people
      But we also welcome people with open arms if they turn on to the frequency.

      See the difference?
      L

      • lesliebooher

        ill look for the other post on the subject

      • CStaff

        Wow, what can i say man (and leslie)? the open link between you and your fans is phenomenal, and completely proves your point that you are doing this from the heart. True sincerity is the vibe i've gotten from you since the beginning, And Don't worry, i'm fightin for your name every chance i get when confronted by the ignorant BASS BLASPHEMERZ.
        -Trust me, the crowd can feel how genuine your passion is and you've gotta be feelin the love when you're up their in the drivers seat.
        -We'll be seeinya on the bar in Kalamazoo

        p.s. im soo glad this isn't limited to twitter anymore

        p.s.s. WHAT IS THE FIRST SONG IN THIS???!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

        • its all still under wraps but:
          the first song is tentatively named “Above & Beyond” it is a piece of music i am working with an amorphous music partner, Seth. He writes amazing symphonies in addition to being an excellent mastering engineer. it will be on the next Bassnectar EP (which was supposed to be finished in January, and will be wrapped up “any day now”)

          EP is tentatively called “Divergent Spectrums”
          stay tuned…

          • CStaff

            awwwwwww……so so so glad to hear that was a nectar combination with someone, cuz that is absuuurdly epic man. i've been surrrrchin for this alll over postin it and askin random ppl WHAT IS THIS… muchos props. cant wait to hear it live…. after cozza frenzy was ready for st. andrews detroit, then timestretch was just in time for detroit at the fillmore, wildstyle was just in time for grand rapids at the intersection….now divergent spectrums will be ready for kalamazoo state theater (less than 2 weex away bud, betta get cracka smackin) i gota say i was almost assuming you would unleash somethin new and insane for this tour. so so sick man

          • haha
            hold ya horses

            it was *SUPPOSED* to be finished by January, but it is taking forever, and will most likely be ready this summer (i’ve been playing the material out, but as for a release, shant be for at least another month) …maybe longer…

            so hard to produce as much while i tour this frequently
            🙂

          • CStaff

            haha awww (dont wory i’m not let down whatsoever) we’ll be seein ya plennnnty this summer man we already bought our tix to scamp ‘roo and electric forest so i have a feelin we’ll hear plenty new nectar brand shizz thizz festie sizz.
            and dont thrash urself too hard man, as far as i’ve seen you haven’t let up one bit tour or production-wise. it still amazes me how you came out with ur last 2 e.p.s (i gues now its 3 holyshat) practically during ur tours.
            you gota love “it” to keep doin so much of “it”

          • Bhaley

            I am so excited for this new EP. there is nothing i love more than hearing a new bassnectar song.

    • lesliebooher

      hey CStaff…i hope you appreciate this because it took me a long time to read through a lot of comments to find this…even if you don't…oh well here are some of lorins words in response to people claiming he has “sold out”:

      ” “Selling Out' in the negative context is what happens when you change what you were doing and instead compromise your ethics and vision to make money, and you change your course to gain popularity.

      I have never done that.

      It's different when you just do what you do and people gravitate towards it.

      So anyone who thinks i have sold out simply is not connecting to who i am, what i do, and what i HAVE done…its a lot and if you don't see it you arent taking the time…your just being lazy and cliche by accusing a band you liked of selling out just because more people are into it than before (which insinuates you just want them to stay small and yours, and that's a waste of your time to do this, besides it is disrespectful… As bassnectar grows in popularity we have the chance to reach so many more people, and *THAT* is fuckin EXCITING!!!).

      and for your last point: INNOVATORS ARE JUST THAT> They innovate. When you make innovation, it resounds loudly depending on how much you leverage it. It is one thing to innovate, it is another to innovate repeatedly. Doing it repeatedly is even more difficult and intense, and as you pointed out, i HAVE done that. But i am not only an innovator, i can also drive the machine i innovated, and you shouldnt stop me while i'm in the middle of steering this heavy duty creation and say “keep innovating” cuz im like “i already innovated for a decade muthafuckaz!!! GADAAYYYUMMMM!!!!” (that's in a dave chapelle voice) now let me play with what i have built because i can make an even bigger impact, and its what inspires me as an artist

      ****PLUS***

      I never set out to innovate, i just did my thing, earnestly and honestly. And i am not setting out to innovate now, but who knows in 5 years i might look back and realize i was actually innnovating something new right now as well”

      hope that is what you were looking for

      • lesliebooher

        oops i copy/pasted some stuff about innovation too…you got bonus info on lorins views on being “innovative”

      • CStaff

        Jeez thanks a ton Leslie for finding this haha love the dave chapelle reference. Wish we could all open up Lorins head and just read out of it, maybe even take a page er two out and put it in our own skulls. Theres so much articulate inspiration just spilling into these ideas,we all could learn alot from this whole Bassnectar creation and the beliefs behind it. Dudez gotta write a book haha.
        I was actually gona ask about an interview that i used to have saved on youtube that was Lorin getting interviewed at bonnaroo last year it was like 12 mins long and the most memorable quote i remember from it was “deep..grinding, churning sensation” talking about the difference between steadybeat(housey…eh) vs. breakbeat.

        also is it you Leslie that takes pictures at the shows?

        • lesliebooher

          welcome for the text
          and…
          nope
          dats lia
          i attend shows
          she does work at shows (takes cool pics, makes the awesome videos they put up on here, and LOTS more)

          • CStaff

            haha ok just checkin cuz i kinda ambushed her at the grand rapids show with my newly signed nectar flip and i gota whacky awe-faced pic on the site hah i was so happy when i saw that.

      • fan

        So if seeling out is changing what you are diong to gain popularity and make money then I have to say Lorin has sold out. When I first started seeing him alomst 6 years ago now he used to rant and rave about how much the politics in this country sucked and how capitalism was a bad thing. I used to read a lot of criticism from fans saying they hated his political rants which I didn't mind. He has good music and if he wants to tak about his views on politics for a few minutes I have no problem with that. Then one day he just suddenly stopped talking about how the issues with Amreican politics were bad and this was before Bush left office. Now he sends out emails saying buy my basshead shit I wear it everyday. I'd say that trying to promote your own shirt and selling it is promoting your own capitalist benefit and that is something he used to advocate against. I think Lorin has changed since I first started listening to his music and I think that is largely due to his growing fan base. So becuase of that I do think he has sold out but I still love his music and still pay to see his shows. Some of my favorite artists have sold out through the years and as long as it doesn't affect the quality of music I don't really mind what happens to a persons charcter. I just thinks its funny that all of his new fans who probably don't even know he used to do this can say with such authority that he hasn't sold out. I doubt I get any response from Lorin because as I have commonly seen on his websites the good comments get responded to and anything critical just gets overlooked. If you do read this Lorin and have legitimate explanations for you change in attudes during your shows then I would love to hear it. I may be completely wrong about you and you could have a completely legimatie answer to my criticisms which I would love to hear. This is just my opinon but I thought since I have legitmate reasons for thinking he sold out unlike a lot of other people who say that just because of how big he has gotten he has sold I thouhght I would share my views. That being said I am still seeing him this summer four times… mostly because he is at almost every festival this summer but I hope that he changes up his music for all of his shows and if he keeps doing his thing well I will continue to supoprt his music.

        • Anonymous

          1. don’t get on this site and be purposefully hateful, accusatory, and making rude assumptions and then say “I doubt I get any response from Lorin because as I have commonly seen on his websites the good comments get responded to and anything critical just gets overlooked”

          this was just a sad, pathetic attempt and even an outcry for attention from someone who you obviously value

          my advice: try addressing those you want respect from with respect. next time try “hey id really appreciate an answer on this cuz its important to me” or whatever your real feelings are rather than trying to be smug like you were

          p.s. your comment was valid until this point, which is why i bring it up first event though it was towards the end of your comment as a whole

          2. there are a number of things that could explain the lack of “political rants” at shows nowadays, and like my friend Harbinger, i don’t pretend to be in lorins mind and know…but lets explore a few alternatives:

          a. as Harbinger noted the context is not always right to make statements of certain kinds
          b. just as the music has changed, perhaps lorin as a person has changed and found that he no longer wants to, sees it necessary, or thinks it is productive or helpful to give these talks at shows
          c. maybe it is a matter of priority and/or medium…perhaps it is not an attempt to avoid the subject with devious and capitalistic intentions but more a heartfelt attempt to give the fans what they want (more music)…if this one is so then perhaps he DOES listen to the criticism that fans provide (you said people didn’t like the political opinions at shows) so maybe rather than “selling out” for money he simply did what the people asked for.

          3. if you think that selling bassnectar merchandise on this website and at a small table at live shows is selling out then what do you propose as an alternative? tickets to these shows are relatively inexpensive and show quality is high, music is constantly being put out for us to buy or even to listen to for free, and we have gotten a couple of emails to promote a tshirt for the songs that we love to listen to (you can very easily unsubscribe to the email blast if you take such offense to the basshead tshirt email that was sent to show you the newest tshirt design at the time). do you want lorin and everyone else associated with bassnectar and its productions to sleep under overpasses and eat out of dumpsters?! we all have to make money and provide for ourselves within this society that we have created. if you blame bassnectar for trying to make a living then you should hold just as much disdain for a group of hippies selling their tye-dyes at a street fair or a group of elderly women selling cupcakes and brownies outside your local supermarket for their quilting guild…what bizarre a thought.

          4. i also find it odd that you think a “new” fan has no place to comment on what bassnectar and lorin himself mean to them, yet an “old” fan does. do you know lorin and his character any better than a kid who just saw their first show yesterday? the fact that you have a negative opinion of what bassnectar has become has nothing to do with how long you have been a fan and everything to do with you negative, static attitude. the other side of the coin is if lorin was still giving these “rants” that you think would make him a good, wholesome artist rather than a sellout, money-hungry asshole dj then you(or some other elitist fan of a few years back) would be calling him a broken record who keeps doing the same thing and would talk about how old its getting.

          like Harbinger said, none of us can pretend to know lorins feelings on any of this, but we can encourage you to look at your own questions from different points of view before asking them in mean form.

          even if you fail to do this analysis at the very least do not interject rude comments to draw negative attention to yourself

        • HarbingerofBass

          I don't pretend to know Lorin's views on this interesting perspective, but I think that there are more ways to explain the valid points you made.

          Firstly, although i am completely in favor of people who speak their minds and aren't afraid of how people react to their views and their openness about them this strategy has its drawbacks. If you violently assault the beliefs and world views of individuals you are bound to force them to shut down and tune out to what you are saying, even if you are stating valid and reasonably rational truths. It is a natural tendency to protect the core beliefs and values at ones heart, because our entire lives are built around what we believe in. Thus, radical speaking out my be necessary in some venues and with some audiences that are open to the idea of changing the way they see themselves and the world around them, but it is most likely to drive those individuals that are most in need of a change in beliefs and values away and the speaker will lose the opportunity to reach those individuals so in need of an education. Thus a much more subtle approach to this education through the creation of an atmosphere and environment that sweats and bleeds with the ideas of love and creativity and community and mysticism that Lorin has been preaching of for so many years, that allows these ideas to be slowly taught and accepted by an audience that is in such a greater need for those messages than most of the individuals that used to pack little sweaty underground venues and small clubs years back.

          You sound like you love some nectar and see plenty of shows, are you really gonna say that he doesn't create an other worldly experience at his shows? He wants as many people to join in the madness and the communal experience. Does that mean that sometimes people are at his shows that haven't quite gotten it, and are just there for a party? Yeah, but i know i was one of those kids back in the day, and it took more than one show for me to “wake up” but if i hadn't been aware of these events and had the opportunity to be immersed in this wonderful community and met so many amazing beautiful people to grow with then I'm not sure where i'd be right now. And everyone deserves to have that opportunity.

          Its folk like you and I that need to play our part in making sure we help lorin's message continue to be spread, but in a more covert and gentle way. Sometimes a little finesse is better than trying to force something…. ya dig?

          And in order to play this game and reach the foolish masses hes got to play these damn foolish games. Playing venues that can pack in the masses, spreading the message through iconography (such as the “Bass Head” logo) etc.

          Sometimes in order to bring down the system one has to do so from the inside, ninja assassin styly!

          If we try to stand up to the system face to face, it will usually be successful in destroying us, the trick is using its power to destroy itself!

          Love the intuitive questions, all things should be constantly questioned!

        • Bhaley

          Lorin continues to speak his mind on politics. Check out his twitter also what he did with the Wisconsin show. Just because his music sounds different than it did 6 years ago does not mean he sold out. Do you honestly what to hear him release the same songs over and over. One of the main reasons I like bassnectar is because you can listen to 2 songs that sound completely different but they both are sick no matter what. Take any artist listen to one of there newest songs then listen to one they released 6 years ago. I bet it sounds different right? Does that mean that artist sold out? No it means different things are influencing there music than before. As long as an artist makes the music they want to hear and they want to perform then they aren’t selling out.

          • A FUCKING MEN
            🙂
            THANKS BHALEY

          • Bhaley

            Any time can’t wait to see you at roo and especially red rocks!

          • fan

            I did not say anything about Lorin’s music being the reason he sold out. I actually mentioned that I still go to his shows because I think his music is great. If you read above my reasons for thinking he sold out has NOTHING to do with his music. I have seen Bassnectar many many times through out the years , I am not on Twitter so I don’t get to see his political rants on there nor was I at the Wisconsin show. Since let’s say 2009 I have see him about 15 to 20 times and not once at his shows has he gone into his rants but before that I think at almost every show he stated something regarding that. So mentioning politics at one show rather than all, well I think that has for sure changed in the past years. And going back to Lesile’s original quote apparently coming from the mouth of Lorin ” “Selling Out’ in the negative context is what happens when you change what you were doing and instead compromise your ethics and vision to make money, and you change your course to gain popularity.

            Well like Lesilie said to my response maybe he changed his political rants to oblige his fans request, well wouldn’t that be changing your course to gain popularity? I think if you have to stop speaking your mind in order for others to stop criticizing you and to keep them coming to your shows then I think that fits the selling out criteria of whoever posted that quote.

            As for my rude assumption Leslie as you can see from here Lorin didn’t have anything to respond to comments which is kind of what I suspected. I would really like to know why this political speeches don’t occur anymore and why he suddenly stopped talking about how much capitalism sucks and then goes out and sends out an e-mail saying buy my basshead shirt I wear it every day. Which is very different than having merchandise stands at your shows. I only wrote that comment because I have addressed these issues probably about 5 different times throughout his website and never heard back from him or anyone on his team. Even though all the comments that happen to be around mine get responded to. I don’t know if Lorin even has an answer for me, he might be reading this and be agreeing with me, like you guys said I am not in his head.

            As for your advice Leslie I tired that approach and I don’t really think this post or my last one was rude I was just stating how I feel. I think in all my other posts before hand I was very respectful but also never heard back from him. I am not about being a rude person and if my opinions are taking as rude that was not my intention I just want people to know that there are people who know bassnectar’s music and his shows very well and they can still think he sold out too. It’s not just “underground raver kids” that think he sold out.

            Going back to Leslie comment on merch stands. I agree I think he should have merch stands so fans can go buy shirts if they want them. I don’t agree that his shows are still reasonably priced. If you have been seeing him for a while you know that bassnectapr shows used to cost as little as 15 or 20. I know he is playing bigger venues now so he has to charge more but I don’t get how one year the same venue can be one price and then this year he was playing at some of the same venues for more money than the years before. Again thats fine if I want to see his music I will have to pay the prices he is charging but it did used to be a lot more reasonable. And as for unsubscribing to his e-mails because the basshead shirt email annoyed me so much, that won’t happen. I still like knowing what’s going on with his new music and his new tours. But when I got that message I called four different friends who have all been seeing Lorin as long as me and we all talked about this e-mail and ALL of us long time fans thought this message he sent out went a completely new direction than anything we have heard him say before. I woke up and read that e-mail and was very sad to hear him say that because even when I read those words I laughed when he tried to say he wore it all the time.

            And no I don’t think his crew should live in dumpsters, but obviously in 06 they weren’t I don’t even think Lia was with the team yet. So clearly he has grown enough to be able to bring in new people and I don’t think without his political rants or capitalism messages they would be living in dumpsters because he wasn’t before when he was doing that. I think even with his old ways of going about shows his music is so good that this big fan base would have followed regardless. I also don’t think I said anything about knowing Lorin any better than a new fan. I don’t know Lorin as a person I only know his personality from what I see on stage and read. The difference between me and a new fan is that I have seen him throughout the years transform which is why I initially made this comment. All of these new fans who are claiming he hasn’t sold out, what are they basing this on? Do they know anything about his shows in the past or what will come in the future? I as an older fan wanted to give what I saw as reasons for Lorin’s sellout because I unlike a lot of other people who comment on here have been seeing him for a very long time.

            Going back to an earlier comment by Bhaley when did I ever say I wanted him to release the same music? And no I obviously do not think an artist who releases different sounding music has sold out which is why I never said that. But I do think an artist has sold out when he gets so big with a song like basshead and has to play it two nights in a row at the same venue. Like I have heard before on this site when I posted my concerns after the Tahoe show, it’s basshead and everyone deserves to hear it and a lot of people may not have been at the first show. That doesn’t matter he should never repeat tracks on a back to back night he has too much music and in my opinion that is selling out to your new fans to give them what they want.

            My last point is if bassnectar was still a “broken record” according to Leslie still talking about how he feels on politics would at least mean he would be speaking his mind and not limiting his beliefs on stage to try and gain more fans. Which going back to that original quote I responded to makes him a sell out. This is also a message board please don’t tell me not to speak my mind, we live in this country for a reason and if you think it is rude that is your interpretation. I can’t use my tone of voice through a computer and NONE of this is meant to be rude these are my opinions and I would love to hear a response for Lorin about his views on all of this.

          • Anonymous

            i see that you find this issue of capitalistic gain and political appeasement to be a very big issue concerning lorin as the public figure for bassnectar….AND
            my response to this is that rather than worrying about what he is doing to make a difference for these problems (in your eyes) why aren’t you being productive and suggesting ways to make a change in this bassnectar community or other peer groups of yours? why aren’t you asking lorins evolved opinions to bring about intelligent conversation rather than accusing him of being a sell out which you know irks him cuz of his previous comments on the topic?

            whining and moaning about someones actions is boring and aimless. rather, lets get some ideas brewing, mature conversation started, and real change suggested

            i totally agree that capitalism has to be either the number 1 or 2 (i can’t decide) problem facing humans and that informative societal speaking out is a good thing, so lets stop bitching back and forth about what lorin or anyone else is doing about it and do the things that we actually have the ability to influence

  • thanks buddy

    i appreciate the vote of confidence

    yes i have written on this a lot, maybe there is a link somewhere?
    lia? ed? leslie?

    short answer:

    SELLING OUT (in a negative way) means you change (or COMPROMISE) your self, your integrity, or your vision. And you compromise this sacred part of yourself for MONEY.

    it means having no integrity, being superficial, fake.

    There is a big difference between doing that, and just making something raw, genuine, and from the heart that thousands of people gravitate towards. This is what i/we have done and will continue to do. it is from the heart.

    We do not compromise what we do to win acceptance from people
    But we also welcome people with open arms if they turn on to the frequency.

    See the difference?
    L

  • lesliebooher

    ill look for the other post on the subject

  • CStaff

    Ok sorry bout postin so much but the 'Roo lineup just came out and i must say, i'm quite disappointed. there's almost no electronic in comparison to other fests or even compared to last year when they had the lunar stage set up and the silent disco!! but i just wanted to get on here and urrrrge you to get a late night set this year, cuz deadhau5 got it last year and i have no idea why they wouldn't have realized how bad they'd underestimated you last year because everyone who saw ur set said that was the best show theyd been to. Please please please try to get an epicly long timeslot for this, it's gona make the whole trek worth it. Especially since now i feel like an asshole for basically throwin money back at lil wayne to go here, please make this 'Roo worthwile, you are its saving grace this year. I will not return to the farm next year, id much rather catch you at waka.

    • bassjunkie

      Silent disco happens every year it is an iconic part of Bonnaroo. Also the lineup is sick in my opinion! There may not be as much electronic as usual but there are artists there that you will most likely never get to see again. Having Buffalo Springfield there immediately sold me on the lineup along with all of the other great artists they are bringing this year. I'm hoping we got some old Neil Young songs as well since thats one of my favorite artists of all times but I'll be happy with all Buffalo Springfield songs if that's what ends up happening. And if we are lucky will see Lorin come out with Cheese like the old days!

      • CStaff

        I just don't like paying as much as we did for a ticket (275 bux aperson), then having to drive 14 hours to get there, then having to deal with the masssive cicada invasion thats hapnin during roo this year, then only having a handfull of artists and comedians that i know i want to see. I understand the whole journey is part of the fun, but we'r hitting 3 OTHER fests in june! it just seems like the lineup last year was too good to be true, and this year they hyped it up cuz of the 10th anniversary and got all the dedicated die-hard roo-goers to pay for it, then they release their lineup and the additions and now i am in complete awe of how poor the lineup is (get weezy the hell out of there). Last year was awesome, so i assumed this year would be craaazy awesome but it fell horrribly short. I understand people like to go to a fest not knowing anyone on the lineup so you get to discover new ppl, but all the names are listed on the site, so i can listen to them well in advance and decide who i want to see bforehand. I'm not paying 300 bux and camping in TN in June just to hope that i find somebody new to listen to. Buffalo Springfield is good ( i admit neil young makes it semi-worth it) i'm also excited for eminem cuz hes actually talented and an inarguable legend in the hiphop/rap industry, the comedy lineups good too, but idk i'd much rather hit starscape over 'Roo this year simply because the deciding factor this year and last was the fact that Lorin would be holdin it down.

        • lesliebooher

          i don't understand why you are saying any of this….
          if you don't like the lineup and logistics of this event…don't go, but also don't post negativity about anything topic for no reason cuz there are always people on the other side who completely see it as positivity and therefore arguments or boring conversation over unimportant issues ensue

          for example, i could argue with you that eminem isn't a good artists and lil wayne is…but its pointless, so i won't

          buffalo springfield and neil young 🙂

          • CStaff

            hey leslie, i apologize for any negativity i was spouting on here. I realize this isn't the place for that sort of thing. i was just in a bad headspace earlier today after i'd gotten the Roo additions that just came out because that was the first fest we'd saved up money for. Last year was soo awesome i was just expecting too much i think, but we can't just not go now. i know it's not an electronic fest but that's why we were kinda going was to get that diversity. I am still excited to go don't get me wrong, i loved bonnaroo last year, i just felt cheated kinda with the whole hype around the 10th anniversary and holding off on the additions for so long. Honestly it just makes me twice as anxious for Electric Forest. but anyways my bad, i honestly was not trying to be negative, just with my response to bassjunkie i felt i needed to explain my stance for being less than amazed with the lineup. I am totally still stoked, just less so than last year.

          • Anonymous

            no worries

            my words of advice would be to go into this just as any other experience…with an open mind…your expectations deeply influence your perceptions because they are so close to being one and the same as manifestations of your brains processing of sensory information from your past and present

      • lesliebooher

        neil young and buffalo springfield <3

    • lesliebooher

      1. that lineup has been out for a hot minute
      2. bonnaroo is not an electronic music festival..it is a multi genre festival that is intended to have many types of “quality” music that everyone can explore. there site actually states the festival as being a rock and roll centered event that is “complimented” by other musical forms and entertainment styles.

      • Got to chime in here and recommend Explosions In The Sky. An amazing band with a killer live show. And any self-respecting Bassnectar fans should definitely check out Gogol Bordello. (Avoiding use of phrases 'post-rock' and 'gypsy punk' respectively as those labels don't do the artists justice!) Not sure that I need to mention Arcade Fire, but those guys are pretty special too 🙂

        • CStaff

          Thanx Ed honestly this is exaaactly what i was lookin for when i posted on here. One of the main reasons i was unimpressed with the lineup was that i'd never heard of so many people (which i realize can either be a good thing or a bad thing) i guess i was assuming that the groups i'd never heard were going to be somewhat country/bluegrass (which literally (i'm not trying to be negative here) in the wrong time and place makes me physically nauseas) It just felt like i was waiting forever for the “dream lineup” to come out and i got a big list of names i didn't recognize, just skurd me a lil, but i'm totally open to listenin to new things and i'm definitely diggin Explosions in the Sky (checkin'm out right now). thanx man

  • 918basshead

    saw you in tulsa oklahoma last night. met you afterwards. told you i couldnt wait for bonnaroo. you are so awesome.

  • CStaff

    awwwwwwwwwwww shiiiiiiit, the king got himself a late night spot for his return to 'Roo!! pleaaaaze tell me it's a 3am spot not an hour and a half long one. i want allll the nectar i can get

  • Shamborsky

    I'm so excited that'll you'll be at Bonnaroo. It's my first time going to Bonnaroo and the fact that you'll be there is just the best thing ever. I've wanted to see you for so long, but I live in Detroit, Michigan and you haven't been here in a while. Come to Detroit more!

  • Blackwell(:

    Nashville?

  • Zmac713

    Just saw you at Nocturnal 2011 and at the 2010 show almost every other Texas show!!!! I loved the Gogol Bordello mix I was singing along the whole time!!!!!! Can not wait to see you at Bonnaroo its gonna be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for the breaks/bass!!!!!!!

  • Eric

    June 10th will mark my 5th time witnessing what is known as Bassnectar.  Each time has been absolutely astonishing in a completely unique way.  Last years Bonnaroo set (as well as every other show I’ve been too) was….. well, words fall quite short of what it was. Its a bummer you’ve only got 90 minutes to work with. However,I have no doubts that within those magical 90 minutes I will witness something beyond comprehension.  A beautiful creation that weaves sound and lights into something so mystical Bonnaroo won’t even know what just happened.  Everything will be right on the farm. All will be Mesmerized by the Ultra =) 

    Lorin, Bassnectar, whichever you prefer fans refer to you as, please gift bonnaroo with the best performance this side of 2012!!

    • 918basshead

      well said, this will be my 5th time since last roo. i cant wait for lorin to bring the noise as always. will you be bringing the PK’s to the farm to rock? 

  • danksta

     i didnt know bonnaroo cud seLL out???

    • Shasta Lee

       As crazy as it seems, even festivals have a capacity limit, just as regular shows do. Obviously on a much larger scale though. I was kind of thrown off when I saw Sasquatch, Starscape, and Bonnaroo selling out too, but apperantly it’s possible.  Always gotta get your tickets as early as possible, even with fests.  & plus it’s cheaper sooner anyways.

  • Vin

    Lorin,
    and i guess everyone…
    If your still at Roo on Sunday, i suggest you try and catch Explosions in the Sky. If not, I still suggest you look them up and give a listen. Beautiful and powerful instrumental band. Very talented. Cant wait to see you! Driving down from NJ (thanks for the ac show).
    Love Love Love.

    • Bhaley

      super chill I love it thanks for introducing me to this

  • 918basshead

    do you bring the PK’s to festies? 🙂

  • caleb

    I cannot wait for this! I cant wait to see what the light show is guna look like. the one at scamp was insane!

  • Bhaley

    thanks for hitting the people outside the tent with plenty of bass great show

  • Zeej2020

    This show was epic! This was my fifth time to see Lorin in a year and a half – but this show and his one at Wakarusa in 2010 have been life changing!  Bassnectar’s live show continues to evolve and improve as he takes it to the next level.  Bonnaroo was the next step in nectar’s blast off and in 2012 he will be returning as a top billed headliner – playing on the What or Which stage, late night!

    I for one will not be back at Bonnaroo until they put nectar on the WHAT or the WHICH for at least 90 minutes.  Fuck Weezy and Eminem – their production aint got shit on BASSNECTAR!

    Lorin, keep the music going! Cannot wait until August 2nd for the new album and August 13th for Bass Island.  

    Best,
    Zeej

  • Zeej2020

    This show was epic! This was my fifth time to see Lorin in a year and a half – but this show and his one at Wakarusa in 2010 have been life changing!  Bassnectar’s live show continues to evolve and improve as he takes it to the next level.  Bonnaroo was the next step in nectar’s blast off and in 2012 he will be returning as a top billed headliner – playing on the What or Which stage, late night!

    I for one will not be back at Bonnaroo until they put nectar on the WHAT or the WHICH for at least 90 minutes.  Fuck Weezy and Eminem – their production aint got shit on BASSNECTAR!

    Lorin, keep the music going! Cannot wait until August 2nd for the new album and August 13th for Bass Island.  

    Best,
    Zeej

  • Zeej2020

    This show was epic! This was my fifth time to see Lorin in a year and a half – but this show and his one at Wakarusa in 2010 have been life changing!  Bassnectar’s live show continues to evolve and improve as he takes it to the next level.  Bonnaroo was the next step in nectar’s blast off and in 2012 he will be returning as a top billed headliner – playing on the What or Which stage, late night!

    I for one will not be back at Bonnaroo until they put nectar on the WHAT or the WHICH for at least 90 minutes.  Fuck Weezy and Eminem – their production aint got shit on BASSNECTAR!

    Lorin, keep the music going! Cannot wait until August 2nd for the new album and August 13th for Bass Island.  

    Best,
    Zeej

  • Zeej2020

    This show was epic! This was my fifth time to see Lorin in a year and a half – but this show and his one at Wakarusa in 2010 have been life changing!  Bassnectar’s live show continues to evolve and improve as he takes it to the next level.  Bonnaroo was the next step in nectar’s blast off and in 2012 he will be returning as a top billed headliner – playing on the What or Which stage, late night!

    I for one will not be back at Bonnaroo until they put nectar on the WHAT or the WHICH for at least 90 minutes.  Fuck Weezy and Eminem – their production aint got shit on BASSNECTAR!

    Lorin, keep the music going! Cannot wait until August 2nd for the new album and August 13th for Bass Island.  

    Best,
    Zeej