ROLE MODEL – No country for the new Nashville

Bonnaroo Artist | MODEL
Bonnaroo History | Beginner
Scene and time | Thursday | this tent | 12:45 p.m.-1:45 a.m.

As we have done for many years now, we make it our mission to help you get to know many of our favorite artists from bonnarooThe 2022 range of. And, for the first time in three years, we are finally convinced that there definitely is will be to be a Bonnaroo this year, after a postponement and then cancellation in 2020 due to Covid, and an unfortunate rain shower of the potential September event last year. Returned to its traditional schedule of June 16-19this marks Bonnaroo’s 21st summer and 19th episode, and features a largely new lineup for the festival’s highly anticipated return!

As we go through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a variety of artists spanning all genres and scenes, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, least known and most recommended among them. crop of artists of the year. And as our time at ‘Roo draws nearer, we’ll also be bringing you special features and full-list-style daily lineup guides, to help you plan your pre-festival weekend. Although these overviews do not cover all artist, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope these help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup and make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!

Grab your tickets here if you haven’t already, and read on for our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight!


Although he originally started his music career in indie hip hop as a student, first as Tucker and later Dillis, going so far as to open for non-soil rapper Lil Debbie on the road in 2016, Maine-born Tucker Pillsbury really found his artistic stride by changing his project to MODEL and embracing a more easy-going, vocal-based chamber pop sound from the 2017 EP arizona in summer. After catching the eye of Mac Miller and moving to Los Angeles, ROLE MODEL landed a deal with Interscope, and began amassing a passionate following and finding viral online buzz for their confessional and vulnerable style and musical ethic. cool and timely through subsequent EPs. Oh how perfect and our little angel. Fusing their alt pop styles with an appreciation of hip hop and a punk spirit, ROLE MODEL have released their highly anticipated debut album, Rx, last month, a raw and passionate ode to the power of a woman, spiced up with elements of religion, sex and love, and is currently in the midst of its biggest tour to date, hot on the heels of a lively appearance at Coachella. While still a relative newcomer to the mainstream level, ROLE MODEL’s huge online success has translated into some epic live appearances, and giving him a late-night slot at Bonnaroo is perfect for the tunes. vibrant and emotional it serves.

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Rebecca R. Santistevan