This summer Kanye West will return to Bonnaroo, for the first time since his disastrous showing six years ago, to headline the three-day festival, alongside Elton John, Jack White, Lionel Richie and Vampire Weekend. In 2008, Kanye was booed after he showed up for his 8:45 p.m. set at 4:30 in the morning and then gave a lackluster performance. Kanye later directed blame at festival organizers, who should have known better than to give Mr. Glow In The Dark Tour a set-time during daylight hours. Or so he typed so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!!-furiously on his now defunct KanyeUniverseCity blog:
WE WERE OBVIOUSLY DEALING WITH FUCKING IDIOTS WHO DIDN’T REALLY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO REALLY PUT ON THIS SHOW PROPERLY. THEY TRIED 2 GIVE ME A TIME SLOT WERE IT WAS STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE … I HAVE A FUCKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT’S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS!
There's a lot -- about 700 words and dozens of exclamation points -- more where that came from. So yeah: things didn't go so well the last time, but Kanye and the festival's organizers are apparently ready to try again. Yeezus will rise again-- in Tennessee.
Bonnaroo will run from June-15 in Manchester, Tennessee. Also slated to perform that weekend: Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, Chance the Rapper, James Blake, Skrillex, and many more jam bands and otherwise. Browse the full line-up here.