Lazy-weekend plan: Stream Bonnaroo from your couch
Paul McCartney, the National, Nas and more broadcast from the fest via a live stream.
Fri Jun 14 2013
Photograph: C. Taylor Crothers
Annual sun and mud (and music) festival Bonnaroo is happening in Tennesee this weekend, and if you're not headed there, which—if you're reading this—you're probably not, there's some good news. The fest's biggest acts—including Paul McCartney, Wilco, the National, A$AP Rocky, Nas and a "superjam" with RZA, Schoolboy Q, Solange, the Neptunes' Chad Hugo and others—will be streaming on Ustream starting on Friday 5pm EST. Queue it up, crack open a Diet Mr. Pibb and let the sweet summer music fest vibes waft through your apartment.
Another option if you do want to see some live music, you know, in person, Northside Festival runs through Sunday 16 at venues around Williamsburg. In addition to free sets by the Walkmen, Phosphorescent and Solange, there will be some cool toys to play with, and Williamsburg Walks will shut down Bedford Ave between Metropolitan Ave and North 12th St on Saturday, June 22 from 3–8pm. Let's hope it turns out better than our last Bedford Ave stroll.
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