Bonnaroo Artist | Cece Coakley
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | Galactic Giddy Up (Plaza 5) | 4:30-5:30pm || Friday | Who Stage | 4:00-4:45pm
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!
Grab your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and read on for our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight!
Though her first single, “Cliché,” isn’t even a year old yet, local singer-songwriter Cece Coakley is already fast becoming an buzzy fixture in the local indie scene. Hailing originally from Knoxville, the young artist got serious about her music career after finding some viral fame on TikTok during the pandemic, and funneled a love of artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, and Brandi Carlile into her charming, pop-accessible, and story-driven style. Across three single since- “Listerine,” last year, and this year’s “Monday Morning” and “Terrify You with My Heart”- Coakley has honed a folk meets earnest indie rock, effortless and breezy sound that echoes favorites like Lucy Dacus and Julia Jacklin, delivering vulnerable and impassioned confessionals that turn personal moments and feelings of love, loss, and longing into earnest and reliable anthems. Even with just a handful of songs to her name, Coakley has already been touring the country, and will release her debut EP the very day she makes her Who Stage debut at Bonnaroo, June 17 (you can also catch her the day before at the Galactic Giddy Up in the campground).
WATCH | “Listerine” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “Monday Morning”