The Weeknd & Chance the Rapper cover GQ, will headline Bonnaroo 2017Festival season is upon us.

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Jan 11, 2017

The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, U2, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set to take place June 8 through 11 in Manchester, Tennessee.

In addition to the A-listers are performances from Travis Scott, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, the xx, Tory Lanez, Tove Lo, Gallant, Glass Animals, D.R.A.M, Flatbush Zombies and many more.

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As one of the headliners, U2 is set to perform their seminal 1987 album The Joshua Tree in its entirety as a celebration of the album's 30th anniversary. The band will also be performing the entire album on tour, which kicks off May 12th in Vancouver.

The full lineup and tickets are available on the Bonnaroo website.

In related Weeknd and Chance the Rapper news, the pair are the new cover stars for GQ's upcoming February issue. Before the Weeknd's story hits online on Thursday (January 12), the publication released its Chano cover story, called "The Gospel According to Chance." Check out a few highlights below.

How important are the Grammys—to music, and to Chance the Rapper?

I think the Grammys are super important to music. As a musician, I think it’s the same thing as an actor receiving an Oscar. Do I think that the Grammys are always fully representative of a person’s talent? No. Just like Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t get an Oscar until this past year. And he’s been doing his fucking thing. But I think everybody wants validation, everybody wants to feel like they did right. And I think the nominations are my victory. You know?

How are you not afraid of a Trump presidency? Help us feel better.

You gotta just understand, like, shit has been fucked-up, right? Like, "Make America Great Again," that’s not a real thing because shit ain’t really switched up for them. It’s not really going that bad for you. If you feel like you’re the under-represented, under-appreciated side of Middle America that is white—quote me—you need to, uh, toughen up, nigga! Somebody gotta punch you in the chest, because shit is sweet for you. You know what I’m saying? I would say to everybody, you know, the world is coming together. Like there’s—every day people are becoming more and more, I’m not using this word in terms of emotion, but sensitive to real issues and—

And aware.

Yeah. And aware. That’s really what I mean. People are raising their kids to be more and more knowledgeable and understanding. I would say the main reason not to be afraid is that I’m making music for your kids now. I’m coming so clean-cut with the message of hope and understanding, and the Word, that it’s like: What could you be fearful of?

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