In an hour-long special jam packed with the best festival performances of 2015, Bonnaroo decided to give thanks and celebrate a day filled with good food and company with equally as good, if not better, music. A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving offers a 12-performance special hosted by the quirky comedian Jo Firestone as she sits around a cozy fire, ready to let the musical acts into the homes of viewers around the world including Robert Plant, Mumford & Sons and Hozier.
Fill your stomachs, kick back on the couch and digest both your Thanksgiving meal and Bonnaroo tunes with the ones you're most thankful for!
A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving is brought to fans for the second year in a row, boasting performances from 2015's four day festival. As Firestone turns the attention over to the music, the Thanksgiving celebration video opens up with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters as the Lullaby ... and the Ceaseless Roar musicians launch into Led Zeppelin staple "Rock and Roll." The video rolls through 11 more performances with Mumford & Son's take on The Beatles' 1967 Sgt. Peppers and the Lonely Hearts Club Band track, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Alabama Shakes' fervent spin on "Don't Wanna Fight," and Twenty One Pilots' riveting "Heavy Dirty Soul."
Furthermore, the hour brings the musical talents of Brandi Carlile, D'Angelo, Belle & Sebastian and more.
Firestone manages her Thanksgiving company while seasonal images of pumpkins and shots of concertgoers from the June 11-14 festival are spliced between sets. More footage shows a survey of what the festival fans were thankful for back in June. Answers spanned a wide range of mac and cheese to Bonnaroo, tacos and bacon as well as trash aversion.
An energy drink commercial parody not only brought a moshing pilgrim selling Rod's Splash-a-Roo, but an advertisement that pre-sale tickets for 2016's Bonnaroo would be available for purchase on Black Friday. The pre-sale tickets are limited and will go up on the festival's official site on Nov. 27 at noon. As Rolling Stone notes, next year's Bonnaroo will take place from June 9 to June 12, offering a star-studded and assorted line-up of Slayer, Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5 and more.