Bonnaroo Artist | A R I Z O N A
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | Which Stage | 3:15pm
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 2018 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-recommended 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 in our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight…
Despite the name, emerging electropop group A R I Z O N A (yep, that’s the preferred spelling) actually hail from the Northeast, stationed in Jersey and having met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. The trio, who operated separately as songwriters and producers before opting to form a group, were discovered by their manager through Reddit, and through early buzz scored a record deal with Atlantic ahead of last year’s debut LP, GALLERY.
Energetic and upbeat, the band’s dance-primed, layered indie sound lands somewhere between The 1975 and Nashville’s own COIN (with whom they’ve toured), and with hundreds of millions of online plays and early acclaim, especially for breakout single “Oceans Away,” the band are quickly becoming a prominent name in the indie rock scene. This is the second summer they’ve made festival rounds, and we’re glad to see yet another trendy, of the moment, talented and youthful act on the Bonnaroo lineup for your consideration.
LISTEN | “Electric Touch”
WATCH | “Oceans Away” (Official Music Video)