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Bonnaroo 2018 Saturday pics (Eminem, Bon Iver, CHIC with Nile Rodgers & more)

Bonnaroo‘s 2018 edition continued on Saturday (6/9) with sets from Eminem, Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, Post Animal, Duckwrth, First Aid Kit, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, The Regrettes, Kali Uchis, Pond, Moses Sumney, Reggie Watts, and more.

Bon Iver played two sets, an earlier one that drew heavily from their 2016 album, 22, A Million, and a later one that included some special guest appearances, including Moses Sumney (for a cover of Sade’s “By Your Side”), Sylvan Esso (both of whom played earlier in the day), Francis Farewell Starlite of Francis and The Lights, Naeem Juwan aka Spank Rock, and Aalayah Eastmond, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Sylvan Esso joined Bon Iver to perform their song “Coffee,” (Justin Vernon and Amelia Meath also teamed up at the SuperJam early Saturday morning to pay tribute to Tom Petty) while Aalayah gave a short speech about gun control. Watch video clips of those two appearances, and see the late setlist, below.

Between Bon Iver’s sets, Eminem continued his tour of the festival circuit – we recently reviewed his Boston Calling set, and caught him at Governors Ball as well. As Billboard reports, Eminem drew criticism at Bonnaroo for part of his performance of “Kill You,” which includes the ringing sound of gunshots. Some attendees screamed, ducked, or left the set early in response, while others pointed out on social media that Eminem has been using this sound effect for a while, including at other festivals this year, without backlash.

Check out pictures from Saturday at Bonnaroo in the gallery above.

Bonnaroo wraps up on Sunday (6/10), and some sets are streaming live. You can also check out our list of artists not to miss at Bonnaroo, as well as the rest of our coverage of this year’s festival: pictures from Thursday are HERE and Friday HERE.


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Setlist: Bon Iver at Bonnaroo, 6/9/2018, second set
Heavenly Father (acapella)
Morning (Francis and the Lights cover, with Francis)
Just for Us (Francis and the Lights cover, with Francis)
Do You Need Power?
Hey Ma
Jelmore
By Your Side (Sade cover, with Moses Sumney)
Flume
Woods
The Jig
Little Things
Tiger Song
Shittiest Day In Everytown (speech by Aalayah Eastmond)
Naeem
A Song for You (Leon Russell cover)
Let Us Rave
Coffee (Sylvan Esso cover, with Sylvan Esso)
Friends (Francis and the Lights cover, with Francis)

photos by Adam Fricke, Alison Green, Dana Distortion, and Kate Cauthen

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