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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2017—U2’s Epic First U.S. Festival Headline Performance

The Edge’s guitar playing blew our brains out. Besides that, here’s a glimpse of who played what on the farm, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Royal Blood, Kaleo, Umphrey’s McGee, and others in between.


U2’s the Edge, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and bassist Adam Clayton were Saturday night’s performers on the main Which Stage before Red Hot Chili Peppers closed the night. U2 opened the two-hour set (the first U.S. festival appearance in the band’s 41-year history) with lively renditions of “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “New Year’s Day,” and “Pride (In the Name of Love),” before launching into their Grammy-winning Joshua Tree, playing the entire 30-year-old album front to back. The set ended with an encore that included “Vertigo,” “Elevation,” and “Beautiful Day,” with an homage to RHCP via an “Under the Bridge” breakdown. “What an extraordinary thing Bonnaroo is; thank you for naming it after me,” Bono quipped in conclusion.