Manchester, Tenn. - The 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is halfway done, but many of the event's biggest acts are still to come.
The third day of Bonnaroo has a little bit of everything for fans, including headliners like Dispatch and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, legends such as Alice Cooper, up and comers like Donald Childish Gambino Glover, and a major surprise waiting in Superjam.
There are many options for everyone on Saturday, but here is what we recommend.
The Temper Trap, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the What Stage
The band's name might not ring a bell for you, but there is no doubt you've listened to at least a few of The Temper Trap's songs. Sweet Disposition was a huge commercial success, while songs like Fader and Love Lost have been featured in commercials and movies that you'd recognize. The band also recently released a new album with surefire hits like Need Your Love.
Childish Gambino, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Which Stage
Donald Glover is best known for his starring role on the NBC show Community, but he's serious about his musical endeavors. He's built up a massive following to his music, no doubt because of his popularity as an actor, but has delivered some serious songs that show he's much more than just another act messing around with a music career. Plus why wouldn't you see a guy who got his rapper name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator?
The Roots, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the What Stage
The Roots have built up some popularity by being the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but they are much more than just a late-night television show band. The hip-hop, soul band has been billed by Rolling Stone as one of the greatest live acts of all time, which means you should do everything possible to see them.
Dispatch, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Which Stage
After a close to 10-year hiatus, Dispatch has been touring for the last year to rave reviews. The three-man band spans many different musical genres and known for putting on a fantastic live show. Come to hear hits like The General and Two Coins, but stay because the music is just too damn good to walk away from.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10 p.m. to midnight at the What Stage
One of three main headliners at Bonnaroo, the Red Hot Chili Peppers could draw the biggest crowd of the four-day festival with its popular rock set. The Chili Peppers are used to selling out arenas throughout the world and have built a reputation as one of the best rock bands to watch in concert. This is the band we most recommend taking time out to see.
Superjam, 12:15 a.m. to 2 a.m. at Which Stage
Alice Cooper, midnight to 1:30 a.m. at That Tent
Spectrum Road, midnight to 1:15 a.m. at Other Tent
One of the toughest decisions any fan will make will be on Saturday night when deciding between Superjam, Alice Cooper, and Spectrum Road. With Alice Cooper, the singer of Poison, fans get a chance to be showered with blood and hear classics like No More Mr. Nice Guy. Spectrum Road features legendary guitarists Jack Bruce, of Cream, and Vernon Reid, of Living Colour, playing a jazz-rock set. But it's the possibility of who is playing with Superjam that has everyone buzzing on Saturday. ?uestlove of The Roots will be playing drums for the band, but the rest of the band is simply listed as very special guests.
Skrillrex, 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. at Which Stage
Skrillrex, a 24-year-old DJ, will surely blow your mind if you can't stay awake for his late set. The three-time Grammy Award winner will make the bass drop during his set with hits from Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites and More Monsters and Sprites. If you want to dance and party all night, Skrillrex is where you'll be at the end of the third day.