Bonnaroo Artist | Blossoms
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | Who Stage | 3:45pm
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!
Grab your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and keep reading to learn more about our Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Hailing from just outside of Manchester, England, Blossoms are fast becoming the the next UK indie act to keep an eye. Formed by schoolmates Tom Ogden and Joe Donovan, and rounded out by Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, and Myles Kellock, the band hail from the same small area (and even discovered they were all born in the same hospital), but, slightly different ages, met through happenstance and their prior involvement in the local music scene. After coming together in 2013 as Blossoms, named for a public house in Stockport, the group found a swift following through self-released material and early shows, nabbing label interest and releasing a string of EPs, and attracting attention for buzzy early single “You Pulled a Gun on Me.”
Combining elements of psychedelia, indie rock, and more recently incorporating hints of synth pop, the band honed their sound and earned critical praise with last year’s eponymous debut LP, which spawned numerous well-recevied singles, most prominently the infectiously catchy “Charlemagne.” Carrying on the tradition of peers like Arctic Monkeys, Blossoms are doing their part in keeping British indie rock alive and exciting, and though they’re slated for a Club Stage set, they could just as easily rock a bigger Bonnaroo slot. Catch their afternoon performance, and thank us later.
LISTEN | “Cut Me and I’ll Bleed”
WATCH | “Charlemagne” (Official Music Video)