Bonnaroo Lineup 2016 to Be Announced by Conan O'Brien Next Week on TBS
Bonnaroo has always bridged the worlds of music and comedy, and to roll out its 2016 lineup, the Tennessee festival will make those lines even more blurry. Next week, Conan O'Brien announced that he will be rolling out the full Bonnaroo lineup on his self-titled late night show.
Joking about the 2016 graphic, which is a mess of purple, green, unicorns and 3D effects, O'Brien said that he's here for fans of music and fans who just love to hear lists read out loud (which is surely a demographic out there).
"Next Tuesday, Jan. 19, I will be unveiling the official 2016 Bonnaroo lineup live on our show," O'Brien revealed during his TBS show on Tuesday (Jan. 12). "So, if you're a fan of music or if you're just a fan of me listing off band names, you don't want to miss it."
Choosing O'Brien to rollout the Bonnaroo lineup wasn't totally random on the festival's part. The comedian appeared at 2010's Bonnaroo during his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour after he left NBC and The Tonight Show.
Word about the official Bonnaroo 2016 lineup remains scarce, though it has been reported that Pearl Jam are among the headliners. News of the legendary rock outlet's appearance leaked last month. It will be the band's first appearance at Bonnaroo in eight years.
In addition to Pearl Jam, Consequence of Sound reports that acts such as Ellie Goulding, Dead and Company, LCD Soundsystem and Ween are rumored to perform from June 6 to 9 in Manchester, Tennessee.