Posted in hiphop | music on February 20, 2014

Kanye West at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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You may remember that neither Kanye West nor Bonnaroo or its 2008 festival goers were too happy about the way his set went over that year, but as you saw in yesterday's Bonnaroo 2014 lineup announcement, Yeezy's back again this year. Rick Farman, co-founder of Superfly, Bonnaroo's promoter, spoke to JamBands.com about having him back:

"First and foremost, we think Kanye is one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of this generation," Farman admits. "He's hugely influential. His albums are as great and as acclaimed as they get. He's also a great live performer. He takes a lot of chances and he's adventurous with the live space. All those things are what Bonnaroo performers are about. That's why we booked him [in 2008].

His return to Bonnaroo will offer a chance for redemption.

"Everyone has moved on--it's in the past," he continues. "We're happy he wants to come back to Bonnaroo and is embracing this. It's a great opportunity for everyone to look forward, and we think it's a great opportunity for the Bonnaroo community to show what it's made of. It goes back to what Bonnaroo stands for: It's about having good time, radiating positivity and that whole message. We couldn't be more excited about what we think has the potential to be another historic Bonnaroo moment."

Let's hope it goes over better this time.

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Comments (19)

STONGYE

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:58 PM

Will it be the Mt. Kanye thing or something else?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:02 PM

1:10 aint lying

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

Stop removing my awesome comments. Fascist!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:25 PM

Hide your Macbook Airs

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:32 PM

i haven't moved on. not the past. very real. bring mad negative vibes down south with me this year. all kanye hate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:45 PM

Translation: $$$$$$$

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 1:46 PM

"we think Kanye is one of the most prolific and groundbreaking artists of this generation" we think you are clueless and just trying to make money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:49 PM

kanye made an ugly baby with his ho kim and he is pissed

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:55 PM

radiating positivity

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 4:52 PM

Radiating hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:31 PM

Think I'm starting to hate music

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 10:03 PM

"Starting" to hate music? You're a BV commenter, you've clearly hated music for a while.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 10:32 PM

Question: When did music get so terrible?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:43 PM

Kanmeh West—amirite

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 11:56 PM

Illuminati Owl swoops down to peck yo' glowsticks

Posted by Illuminati Owl | February 21, 2014 12:01 AM

Gonneroooo

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 1:17 AM

Kanye West is a talentless asshole - please, white people, stop justifying his existence by listening to his "music" because you feel guilty over slavery.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 5:29 PM

Kanye enjoys MP3's... Which in turn means he has a small pecker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 6:42 PM

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