Bonnaroo Artist | Suki Waterhouse
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | That Tent | 8:15-9:15pm
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!
Born and raised in London, multifaceted artist Suki Waterhouse is, in the true old Hollywood sense, a genuine triple threat, able to seamlessly move between the worlds of acting, music, and modeling with unrivaled expertise as she excels at each aspect of her craft. Modeling came first, when Waterhouse was discovered as a teen, soon working with top fashion brands around the world, and gracing the cover of prestigious magazines like Vogue and Marie Claire, eventually launching her own successful accessories brand, Pop & Suki, and making a foray into the world of photography. Acting came next, in the early 2010s, leading both to mainstream roles in high-profile films like The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Detective Pikachu, and recent hit Amazon show Daisy Jones & The Six, as well as more indie and arthouse faire like Pusher, The Bad Batch, and Assassination Nation (notably, Suki’s longtime boyfriend is also a successful actor who alternates between the indie and mainstream: Robert Pattinson). And, by her mid-20s, having already found huge success in the worlds of modeling and acting, Waterhouse turned to her lifelong passion of music, beginning with 2016 single “Brutally.” Signed to famed label Sub Pop, Suki’s music is far from a Hollywood vanity project; she’s the real deal, and if music was the only vocation she ever pursued in entertainment, we have no doubt she’d be just as successful and highly regarded. After a series of singles over the years, through which she morphed from a more sparse, timeless, singer-songwriter-y early sound to a more layered, confident, shimmering indie rock, making her right at home alongside artists like Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Bon Iver, or Lana Del Rey, Waterhouse dropped her long-awaited debut full-length, I Can’t Let Go, early last year, followed by an even more propulsive EP, Milk Teeth, last fall. Though talented at each of her arts, music is a vehicle that allows Suki to be her most authentic and vulnerable, and her songwriting evokes a certain sincerity, melancholy, and earnestness that can’t be replicated when she’s embodying someone else’s character on screen, making this aspect of her artistic expression our favorite of all. While she has embarked on a few tours stateside in recent years, Waterhouse still has a busy career as an actor, so we wouldn’t pass up this chance to see her fantastic music performed live!
WATCH | “To Love” (Official Video)
LISTEN | “Good Looking”