Bonnaroo Artist | Remi Wolf
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Saturday | This Tent | 6:15-7:15pm
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 2023 lineup. After roaring back to life last summer, after two years off due to Covid and weather, this year marks Bonnaroo’s 20th installment (and 22nd anniversary), boasting not only another great and varied lineup, but also more changes and improvements then we’ve seen in years, with more flexibility in ticketing and camping, a reimagined “Outeroo” campground area, new activations, and further new ways to Roo. Back once again in its usual June 15-18 timeframe, we’re counting down the days until another great weekend on the farm.
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 at the fest!
Grab your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and read on for our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight!
Los Angeles based, Palo Alto raised funky, experimental bedroom pop artist Remi Wolf has been living life and making art fiercely on her own terms for years, and it’s that unrelenting personal style and aesthetic that has quickly positioned as one of the next buzzworthy darlings of the indie scene ahead of Bonnaroo, which she was originally slated to play back in 2021 before the fest was rained out. Raised by “pretty weird and very confident” parents, Wolf juggled an early interest in music with a budding career as a Youth Olympic skier, eventually putting her athletic ambitions aside to attend USC to further study music, at the time obsessing over classic LA punk and funk, and radio-primed pop, rock, and r&b, all while honing her sound as a writer with longtime collaborator Jared Solomon. Upon graduation, Remi quickly captured attention online for her genre-bending and confident debut EP, You’re a Dog, in 2019, giving way to a major label deal with Island, who released follow-up EP, I’m Allergic to Dogs, the following year year, spawning the viral TikTok single “Photo ID.” Wolf spent the pandemic writing what would become her debut LP, Juno, named for the dog she adopted during that time who was her companion throughout the process, which dropped in late 2021 to rave reviews. 2020 also saw the young singer combat a growing problem with substance abuse by going to rehab and getting sober, an experience reflected in buzzy single “Liquor Store,” one of the more personal and confessional songs on Juno, which can sometimes be more off-the-cuff and avant-garde in theme. Though her visual aesthetic, both in her attire and music video choices, is bright and colorful and psychedelic, Wolf’s music is far less definable, jumping between musical influences and alternating between mainstream pop accessibility and refreshingly weird individuality, earning the budding star some impressive fans like Nile Rodgers, Beck, John Mayer, and Willow Smith, tours with big acts like Lorde, and appearances at major fests like Coachella. Easily one of the most exciting breakout artists on the entire Bonnaroo lineup, we hope you’ll make Remi Wolf a top priority at this year’s fest!
WATCH | “Sexy Villain” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “Photo ID”
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