Bonnaroo Artist | Dawglow
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Friday | Which Stage | 4:00-5:00pm
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!
Hailing from Aledo, Texas, a small town outside of Forth Worth, singer, songwriter, and producer Sloan Struble got his start as a preteen, experimenting with GarageBand and learning a variety of instruments to self-record his own extremely homegrown songs in his bedroom. After initially making music under the moniker KINDRED as a teen, Struble soon launched his better known project under the name Dayglow, self-releasing his first album, Fuzzybrain, while attending the University of Texas in Austin. Capturing attention on Spotify and TikTok, thanks in no small part to viral single “Can I Call You Tonight?,” Dayglow soon found national recognition, appearing at Austin City Limits and SXSW and touring with Nashville’s own COIN from the hype of the album’s breakout success. After signing a record deal, and re-releasing an extended version of Fuzzybrain, Dayglow was set to embark on a headlining tour in 2020, before Covid forced a postponement. Instead, Sloan took the time to work on highly-anticipated sophomore effort, another self-produced effort, Harmony House, which arrived last year and was met with further critical acclaim. Ostensibly a bedroom pop project, with a cool lo-fi warmth and earnestness that helped find a fervent early audience, Dayglow is hard to put into any one genre confinement, pulling from funk, indie pop, alternative rock, and soul but always retaining an intimate, singular lens. Struble views Dayglow as a band, albeit one centered around his individual artistry (similar to Tame Impala), and performs live with accompanying musicians. Having recently caught him at Forecastle Fest, we can confirm that Dayglow’s show is a vibe-y, fun time and although it would be perfect with a late night time slot, it’s still going to be an epic afternoon performance!
WATCH | “Close to You” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “Can I Call You Tonight?”