Guessing music festival lineups is half the fun. You can search for clues in tour schedules, interviews and leaked info and come up with the best acts that almost always seem underwhelming compared to the real thing. The people of Bonnaroo know this, which is likely why they give fans their own, sometimes-impossible clues to figure out. With the Bonnaroo 2014 lineup set to be revealed on Feb. 19 — once again through a live webcast — we take a look at who could be topping the lineup of the festival’s 13th edition.
Widely rumored to appear at Bonnaroo this year, Elton John would be a big get for the festival. In its seventh lineup clue, Bonnaroo included a pair of large sunglasses, which many people think is a reference to John. He also has a gap in his upcoming tour that would accommodate playing Bonnaroo.
Already confirmed for the Pitchfork Music Festival and Coachella, and with his 12th album out next week, Beck seems to be a likely addition near the top of the Bonnaroo 2014 lineup. He’s yet to announce a tour in support of “Morning Phase,” and it’s safe to bet that it will include a number of festival appearances. Beck last appeared at Bonnaroo 2006.
Coachella and Bonnaroo try not to share headlining acts, but with OutKast’s announcement to play 40 festivals this year, this one’s going to be hard for the reunited hip-hop act to miss.