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Stevie Nicks becomes first-ever female headliner of Bonnaroo as festival announces 2022 line-up


Stevie Nicks becomes first-ever female headliner of Bonnaroo as festival announces 2022 line-up including Tool, J. Cole, and Machine Gun Kelly










Stevie Nicks is making history once again.

The 73-year-old Fleetwood Mac member was named as the first ever headliner of Bonnaroo as the festival, which takes place from June 16-19, announced it’s star-studded line-up on Tuesday.

Nicks will be closing out the four day event on Sunday with rapper J. Cole and progressive rock band Tool serving as the other headliners of the main days event the event taking place in Manchester, Tennessee.

Top: Stevie Nicks (seen in February 2017) rwas named as the first ever headliner of Bonnaroo

Top: Stevie Nicks (seen in February 2017) rwas named as the first ever headliner of Bonnaroo

What a weekend! The festival, which takes place from June 16-19, announced it's star-studded line-up on Tuesday

What a weekend! The festival, which takes place from June 16-19, announced it’s star-studded line-up on Tuesday

 The annual event will also be making its triumphant return after being cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic the first year then due to flooding the second.

Since 2002 the event – full name The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – has been held at what is now Great Stage Park on a 700-acre farm in the Coffee County, Tennessee city.

As if the three headliners already weren’t enough The Chicks (formally known as The Dixie Chicks),Flume, and Illenium are some of the top billed supporting acts.

Cole world: Nicks will be closing out the four day event on Sunday with rapper J. Cole (seen July 2016) serving as one of the headliners

Cole world: Nicks will be closing out the four day event on Sunday with rapper J. Cole (seen July 2016) serving as one of the headliners

Epic: Progressive rock band Tool will be serving as the other headliners of the main days event the event taking place in Manchester, Tennessee

Epic: Progressive rock band Tool will be serving as the other headliners of the main days event the event taking place in Manchester, Tennessee

Hip-hop will also have a very strong presence at the event as Roddy Ricch, Machine Gun Kelly, and 21 Savage will be taking the stage. 

Thursday, June 16 is the first day of the festival and will have a  more stripped-down line-up headlined by DJ and songwriter Gryffin.

No doubt music lovers will be excited to see Nicks return to such a large scale, high-profile event  especially as she opened up about being restless in the height of the pandemic.

Triple threat: As if the three headliners already weren't enough The Chicks (formally known as The Dixie Chicks) are one of the top-billed acts, as they are seen in May 2006

Triple threat: As if the three headliners already weren’t enough The Chicks (formally known as The Dixie Chicks) are one of the top-billed acts, as they are seen in May 2006

Rocking it: Electronic acts Flume (left) and Illenium will also be featured

Rocking it: Electronic acts Flume (left) and Illenium will also be featured

Rocking it: Electronic acts Flume (left) and Illenium will also be featured 

Genre bending: Machine Gun Kelly will be bringing his pop punk influenced hip-hop to the event

Genre bending: Machine Gun Kelly will be bringing his pop punk influenced hip-hop to the event

Major: Hip-hop will also have a very strong presence at the event as Roddy Ricch (left) and 21 Savage will be taking the stage

Major: Hip-hop will also have a very strong presence at the event as Roddy Ricch (left) and 21 Savage will be taking the stage

Major: Hip-hop will also have a very strong presence at the event as Roddy Ricch (left) and 21 Savage will be taking the stage

Interesting: Thursday, June 16 is the first day of the festival and will have a more stripped-down line-up headlined by DJ and songwriter Gryffin

Interesting: Thursday, June 16 is the first day of the festival and will have a more stripped-down line-up headlined by DJ and songwriter Gryffin

In an interview with the Associated Press from back in October 2020, she said she was afraid the COVID-19 pandemic was ‘stealing’ her ‘last youthful years.’

She explained: ‘This pandemic is more than just a pandemic for me. This is stealing what I consider to be my last youthful years.

'I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away': In an interview with the Associated Press from back in October 2020, Nicks (seen in September 2018) said she was afraid the COVID-19 pandemic was 'stealing' her 'last youthful years'

‘I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away’: In an interview with the Associated Press from back in October 2020, Nicks (seen in September 2018) said she was afraid the COVID-19 pandemic was ‘stealing’ her ‘last youthful years’

‘I don’t have just 10 years to hang around and wait for this thing to go away. I have places to go, people to sing for, another album to make.

‘With every day that goes by, it’s like taking this time away from me. That I think is the hardest thing for me.’

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale this Thursday, January 13 at 1pm EST. 

Coming soon: Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale this Thursday, January 13 at 1pm EST

Coming soon: Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale this Thursday, January 13 at 1pm EST



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