In a tweet posted early this morning, iconic alt-rockers Pearl Jam have announced that due to a scheduling conflict they will be unable to perform at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2016. As of now, no other information has been shared concerning any possible chance of a make-up performance during future editions of Bonnaroo.
Bonnaroo organizers were quick to chime in and confirm the sad news.
Just an hour later, Bonnaroo took to social media to announce the replacement, Kanye West. As can be expected, today’s news will come with plenty of on-line backlash as Mr. West has a damaged history with the music festival after his severely delayed performance in 2008. However the booking does make logistical sense as the rapper is already set to perform at Governors Ball the week prior, and recently released his latest album, The Life Of Pablo. See the official social media announcement from Bonnaroo organizers below.