Bonnaroo Artist | The Regrettes
Bonnaroo History | 2018
Stage & Time | Friday | This Tent | 5:30-6:30pm
Like we’ve been doing for many years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorite acts from Bonnaroo‘s 2022 lineup. And, for the first time in three years, we finally feel confident that there definitely will be a Bonnaroo this year, after a postponement then cancelation in 2020 due to Covid, and an unfortunate rainout of last year’s would-be September event. Returned to its traditional timeframe of June 16-19, this marks Bonnaroo’s 21st summer and 19th installment, and features a largely new lineup for the festival’s much-anticipated return!
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, and most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. And as our time at ‘Roo approaches, we’ll also be bringing you some special features and full list-style daily lineup guides, to help you plan your weekend ahead of the fest. While these previews won’t span every artist, 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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The project that would go on to become Los Angeles punk act The Regrettes first came together when frontwoman Lydia Night was just 12 years old, and by the time the group’s breakout first album, Feel Your Feelings Fool!, arrived in 2017, the band, who’ve since toured the world with a number of high-profile artists and performed at a variety of major fests (including their first time at Bonnaroo back in 2018), were all still in high school. Signed to Warner Bros. out of the gate, The Regrettes’ fusion of retro pop and doo-wop with grungy, contemporary garage punk stylings, all laced with unabashedly feminist themes and riot grrrl vibes made the group instant critical darlings, and has helped them amass an enthusiastic fanbase and transform the now 21-year-old Night, who’s in a long-term relationship with actor and musician Dylan Minnette, and who’s collaborated with the likes of Gerard Way and Morrissey, into something of a celebrity in her own right. Though 2019 sophomore effort How Do You Love? managed to refine and mature the teen punk stylings of their debut and tackle some more hefty and personal thematic territory, The Regrettes’ latest, Further Joy, which just arrived earlier this month, is by far the band’s biggest departure and most adventurous musical effort yet. At once more poppy and dance-primed and accessible, as well as more grown-up and confident, the new LP is also the most melancholy, informed by the weight of the world these past few years and molded by a chance to take a break and self-reflect and contemplate life and the present and goals and anxieties. Don’t let the sad-happy songs fool you though, The Regrettes are still a punk band at heart, and as they make their way through the festival circuit this summer in support of their best album yet, you can expect an electrifying and show-stealing return at Bonnaroo!
WATCH | “Monday” (Official Music Video)
LISTEN | “Seashore”