Bonnaroo Band of the Day: Hippo Campus


Bonnaroo Artist | Hippo Campus
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | This Tent | 5:45pm


As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2017 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-reccomened among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!

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Hailing from St. Paul, Minnesota, the members of Hippo Campus met while attending high school at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, where they took part in various other projects before focusing their energy on the poppy, upbeat, and melodically dense flavor of indie rock that has helped the group become a breakout band in just a few short years. Since 2014 debut EP Bashful Creatures, and especially with last year’s South, Hippo Campus have earned spots supporting the likes of Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, The Mowgli’s, JR JR,and Walk the Moon, earning media praise, radio play, festival appearances, and even late night television spots.

Fast becoming a need-to-know indie band, Hippo Campus recently released their debut full-length, landmark, and are enjoying another wave of buzz thanks to their strongest, most focused, and most pop primed effort to date, harnessing their stylish sound live to provide a dense, polished, and hypnotic live show. Spring-boarding off their newfound buzz, the band, who would’ve been Club Stage sized a year ago, debut at Bonnaroo as a hot commodity, and their prime Thursday tent slot should come as no surprise. Whether you’re a fan or you’re interested to see what all the hype is about, the young groups definitely warrant a spot on your schedule!

LISTEN | “South”

WATCH | “way it goes” (Official Music Video)


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