All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 136 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only GWAR. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!
GWAR is a thrash metal band that was founded in Richmond, Virginia in 1984. The band has an elaborate mythology involving the members being interplanetary warriors who came to Earth to enslave and brutally slaughter the human race. Over its decades of existence, GWAR has seen a rotating lineup of musicians and other artists who are all known as Slave Pit Inc. The members of the band perform under various aliases that are led by Blöthar the Berserker (their vocalist Michael Bishop). Each member has outlandish costumes that are often incorporated into their lively stage shows that include fake rituals with various corpses spraying the crowd with washable blood, piss, and other bodily fluids. Within the culture of the fanbase is the need to be covered in blood, so fans will crowd the rail wearing all white as an offering to GWAR at each performance.
Satirical Thrash Metal/Punk, Blood Gushing Goodness
Scheduled at Bonnaroo
Thursday (Link to Daily Schedules)