Music fans converged upon Great Stage Park on Thursday, June 12, for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The four-day festival marks the beginning of summer for many as they prepare for their annual pilgrimage to Manchester, Tenn.
Thursday's music commenced at 3 p.m. with The Preatures, though access to both the What Stage and Which Stage will not occur until tomorrow. Robert DeLong, Caveman, Real Estate, Cherub, Banks and Poliça had their chance to shine on a day that typically offers an additional push for rising artists.
Roughly 100,000 people are expected to make their way through the festival gates this weekend. Kanye West returns to 'Roo tomorrow night and many are hoping the recently-wedded rapper will make amends for his disastrous performance in 2008--when he arrived on-stage more than two hours late. Regardless of Kanye's headline slot, attendees can look forward to a solid lineup that includes Vampire Weekend (playing opposite Chvrches), Phoenix, The Head and The Heart and Janelle Monae.
Tomorrow's late night revelers will have to choose between Derek Truck's Superjam and performances by Ice Cube, Mastodon and Disclosure. Skrillex is certain to keep the party going with a dance-fest that should continue well into the morning.
Click through for a photo recap of Thursday's action at 2014 Bonnaroo.