Anthony Merriweather | MTSU Seigenthaler News Service
Thursday at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was an incredible kickoff to the first day of the 2018 festival that included a Secret Show from Cage the Elephant. Here are Thursday’s Top Moments of the Day (in no particular order):
CAGE THE ELEPHANT SECRET SHOW
The Number 1 Top Moment of Bonnaroo on Thursday was the not-so-secret Cage the Elephant secret show at Plaza 9 in the campgrounds. It was far from the only late-night and early-morning highlight during Thursday’s opening day and night of the 17th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, as hometown acts and psychedelic rockers jammed into the wee hours.
FRENSHIP AT THIS TENT
“American electro pop duo Frenship pumped up the already pumped-up fans with an electrifying Bonnaroo set Thursday night at the This Tent. Even before Frenship — the Los Angeles-based duo of James Sunderland and Brett Hit — reached the stage, the expectant crowd chanted and clapped in rhythm, at one point singing the chorus of hip-hop artist Biz Markie’s 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” wrote Victoria Leuang, MTSU Seigenthaler News Service.
“Buzzworthy young British singer-songwriter Jade Bird turned in an emotion-filled set on Bonnaroo’s Who Stage late Thursday night. The 20-year-old indie-Americana singer enchanted the audience with her quirky personality and energetic set. Born in Hexham, England, she has been opening for Brent Cobb on tour,” wrote Megan Cole, MTSU Seigenthaler News Service.
R.LUM.R makes Bonnaroo debut
R.LUM.R, a Nashville native, was engaging with the crowd as he debuted his first performance at Bonnaroo. He apologized for rambling on stating “This is my first time playing Bonnaroo.”