The first stage of any true “festival experience” is spending months trying to be the first to figure out who is going to be on the lineup. Like Coachella last month, the Bonnaroo 2013 lineup is the subject of much amateur sleuthing and detective work. The difference with Bonnaroo is that the festival has what it calls the “clue campaign,” where organizers give rabid fans of the Manchester, Tenn., music fest hints to who will be there.
Here are the top 5 Bonnaroo 2013 lineup rumors and the chances of these rumors coming true.
5) Mumford & Sons, seems possible
The 9th Bonnaroo clue was actually posted right here in Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It reads “Eleven Months Wait, For Entry to the Prestige, The First Rejected.” Nice job all you English majors it’s a haiku. But that doesn’t help because every clue has been a haiku. Honestly, the good people at Bonnaroo like to make these clues so vague that one can never be completely certain who they are talking about. But many little Nancy Drews think this particular one points to Mumford & Sons. One blog’s theory is that M&F released a DVD last month about the road to Red Rocks and were up for a number of awards at the prestigious Grammys. The band did play Bonnaroo in 2011 and people went nuts.