Today, Jan. 23. Bonnaroo released the sixth in their Bonnaroo Lineup Clue series. New clues come every Tuesday and Thursday through Bonnaroo's Instagram page. The Bonnaroo Lineup Clue game is a way for organizers to get fans pumped about the Feb. 19 lineup release by teasing artists who are already booked for the 2014 lineup. You can see our reports on the first five clues here.
Today's clue continues this week's run of difficult clues after the first few garnered mostly universal consensus. Today's image is of a round bale of hay in a field that has been partially eaten or broken up. You can see the picture here. The Radio Bonnaroo hint was "The photo is not of the band or their name, but it may sound similar." While no consensus has emerged among the fans on social media or the Inforoo message board, several frontrunners have emerged.
Chaining off the radio clue, many people point to pop duo Sleigh Bells. If the picture is of "hay bales" then it's not too much of a jump for the radio clue to "Sleigh Bells." A huge Thursday night performer at Bonnaroo 2011, Sleigh Bells would be a popular get for many fans.
Using similar logic to Sleigh Bells, many fans feel the answer could be indie group Broken Bells. The picture could be interpreted as a "broken bale" which leads to Broken Bells. The group is releasing a new album in February so the time is right to get them on The Farm.
The third most popular choice is sister group Haim. While the band name is pronounced like "Hiym", many fans mistakenly pronounce it "Haym". While the hay would only apply to Haim if you use the incorrect pronunciation, the "may sound similar" in the Radio Clue could be tipping their hat to the common mispronunciation. Haim played Bonnaroo 2013 and have since become one of the biggest breakout groups of the 2013 Thursday night class.
Band of Horses
They don't really fit the radio portion of the clue well, but Band of Horses has been brought up as a possible answer. The picture of the bale of hay certainly looks like one that has spent time with a "band of horses", leading many to believe this is the answer.
Want to play along? Post your guesses here in the comments section, tag your guesses on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #Rooclue, or join in the discussion at the Inforoo message board by clicking on this forum.
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