Bonnaroo 2016: Artist Spotlight ‘Hermitude”

Thursday, June 9th the Australian electronic duo known as “Hermitude” will be playing at Bonnaroo 2016 in Manchester, Tennessee. The 15th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival hosts over 80,000 attendees for it’s multi-genre 4-day camping festival that has become known for its high fives, good vibes, and iconic Bonnaroo Arch.

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From 9:15-10:15 at That Tent Hermitude will bring their hip-hop influenced, big beat, dubstep sound to a massive audience of Bonnaroovians ready to boogie down to one of the first night sets of the weekend with the Twin Peaks and Vulfpeck playing during the same time slot. Vulfpeck starts at 8:45 and if you feel up for the trek across Centeroo then don’t miss the first 30 minutes of their funk and soul performance that will start the dance party off right.

However, be sure to hurry back for Hermitude because the duo are quite talented and they proved that when the put on one of the more memorable performances of the weekend earlier this year at Bonnaroo’s first year sister festival Okeechobee 2016. The two improvised and remixed their way through an Aquachobee Beach sunset-set that you can experience in some of our videos.

The two members consist of Australian natives Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart who began playing music together in 1994 when they were only 11 & 16. Their first band was appropriately named “funk injections” and it even featured Stuarts sister on the bass guitar.

The Hermitude project wasn’t established until after Stuart arrived back in Australia from the United States with a set of turntables. When the two re-united and jammed with Dubber on the keys and vocals they knew they found their style. The duo was quickly signed by Elefant Traks and it their electronic career propelled themselves to Australian top 40 in 2012.

Then Flume, who performed at last years Bonnaroo 2015, remixed Hermitude’s “Hyper Paradise” which went viral. You can see part of that song performed in the video below.

If you miss Hermitude at Bonnaroo you can catch them at “What The Festival” on June 18th in Dufur, Oregon. or at Camp Bisco on July 15th in Scranton, Pennsylvania.


I am a senior mass media communication student at Illinois State University and I also work at ISU's radio station 103.3 WZND. Music is my passion and I express myself with guitar, drums, bass, as well as music production in Ableton Live. I have traveled all over the country to review music festivals in search of the perfect festival experience.

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