The Bonnaroo lineup announcement is just around the corner. BLAM (short for Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement Megathon) is back to reveal this year's acts in an hour-long event. Last year, "Weird Al" Yankovic was in charge of unveiling the lineup. This year, Bonnaroo has chosen Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam and comedian Hannibal Buress to MC the event.
The announcement will take place on Wednesday, February 19, at 9 p.m. ET. The megathon will also include a Bonnaroo-style SuperJam featuring The Flaming Lips, Ben Folds and more.
As Consequence of Sound points out, BLAM is taking cues from the Super Bowl and kicking off with a two-hour preshow beginning at 7 pm. ET. According to CoS, BLAM will be streamed live for Xbox as part of a partnership with the company. Xbox will also stream the festival itself come June and offer "unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an interactive, exclusive television experience that will be streaming in high-definition, where available," according to a press release. "Experience live music as you've never seen it before, with multiple streams of the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams."
For those who don't own an Xbox, BLAM will also stream from Bonnaroo's website as well as at official watch parties taking place at record stores across the country. According to CoS, most of the parties begin at 7 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted and attendees will have access to exclusive merchandise.
Here is a list of participating stores:
Atlanta, Georgia @ Criminal Records
Baltimore, Maryland @ The Sound Garden
Charlottesville, Virginia @ Plan 9
Cleveland, Ohio @ Music Saves
Knoxville, Tennessee @ Disc Exchange
Lexington, Kentucky @ CD Central
Los Angeles, California @ Touch Vinyl
Louisville, Kentucky @ Guestroom
Miami, Florida @ Sweat
Nashville, Tennessee @ Grimey’s
Orlando, Florida @ Park Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Main Street Music
Raleigh, North Carolina @ Schoolkids
Richmond, Virginia @ Plan 9
St. Louis, Missouri @ Vintage Vinyl
Toronto, Canada @ Sunrise
Do you plan to attend the official watch party? Who is in your dream lineup? Let us know in the comments section below!