Bonnaroo 2014: Day 3 in Photos

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Bonnaroo 2014: Day 3 in Photos

As Bonnaroo 2014 closed out its final day on Sunday, we were treated to a lineup filled with great new bands as well as season performers (creating a handful of delightful conflicts). Read up on a few of Sunday’s highlights below, and check out Mark C. Austin’s photos in the gallery above.

Those Darlins
I never expect Those Darlins to be anything less than great, but their 1:15 slot at The Other Tent on Sunday was an especially strong set. They covered The Crystals’ “And Then He Kissed Me” (in honor of some friends who recently got engaged); they brought out their tourmates Diarrhea Planet for a few songs; frontwoman Jessi Darlin crowdsurfed while soloing on a killer rendition of “That Man” to close the show. It was the perfect start to one final day of incredible music.—Bonnie Stierberg

Sarah Jarosz
After spending some time popping between Okkervil River’s set and checking out a bit of GOAT’s performance, we wandered over to see Sarah Jarosz, and as soon as we got there, I could tell her soothing, smooth vocals were exactly what I needed in that moment to allow myself a little breather. I wasn’t the only one—a good chunk of her crowd was lying down. Her original material is always strong, but Jarosz proved herself to be adept at covers this weekend, tackling Tom Waits’ “Come on Up to the House” during her set as well as Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” later on in the bluegrass Superjam. —Bonnie Stierberg

Lake Street Dive
I’d planned on stopping by Lake Street Dive’s set for just a few minutes before skipping onto the next, but it quickly became clear that I was in this for the long haul. Frontwoman Rachael Price’s big voice and charming presence on stage may have been what drew msot of us in, but what kept me there was the witty, relatable lyrics and the way the band interacted with one another and the audience. —Dacey Orr

Arctic Monkeys
When you’re standing in the blistering sun for hours at a time, walking the festival grounds or perhaps grooving at a show, you learn pretty quickly that the second wind is crucial to enjoying Bonnaroo. Thankfully, the Arctic Monkeys provided that on Sunday with their early-evening set, resuscitating me and several thousand other overcooked fans with plenty of AM tracks as well as a handful of Suck It and See songs and older favorites like “Florescent Adolescent,” “Crying Lightning” and “I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor.” —Bonnie Stierberg

Elton John
It’s hard to believe that 40 years after Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, this was Elton John’s first American festival appearance. But it was, and John seemed genuinely pleased to be at Bonnaroo, working the crowd and delivering a hits-heavy set that included the entire first side of the aforementioned album as well as fan favorites like “Rocket Man,” “Levon,” “Tiny Dancer,” “The Bitch is Back,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me” (which John dedicated to the recently departed Casey Kasem), “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting),” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.” Just typing that laundry list of hits is an excellent reminder of Elton John’s remarkable career, and it’s easy to understand why Ben Folds had an enormous grin plastered across his face when he was brought out for a song. John closed with an encore of “Your Song” and “Crocodile Rock,” and with that, another fantastic Bonnaroo is on the books. —Bonnie Stierberg