5 New Artists You Need to Know from Bonnaroo 2014

Photo credit: Mark Knapp

Photo credit: Mark Knapp

Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is known not only for its wide variety of famous headlining acts — this year’s included Kanye West, Jack White, and Elton John — but also for the many opportunities the festival offers smaller, up-and-coming acts from a range of genres. New musicians that get to play Bonnaroo gain invaluable exposure just from being listed on the lineup. Smaller stages are set up around the festival grounds that give fans an opportunity to relax between bigger sets and catch a new band that they might not have heard of, but that could very well end up playing one of Bonnaroo’s larger stages in the future. Checking out a set at the Sonic Stage or Cafe Where is the Bonnaroovians’ opportunity to say they saw a band play an intimate set right before they got big. Here’s a list of five promising new acts Wall St. Cheat Sheet saw at the thirteenth annual Bonnaroo this year.