Photo of Eminem, by Dan DeSlover/Variance
The third day of this year's 17th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival saw some of this weekend's biggest performances.
Of course, Eminem headlined Saturday, in addition to big showings from Bon Iver (two separate sets!), Chic with Nile Rodgers, Mavis Staples and Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals.
Day 3 also featured a number of other Variance favorites, including Jessie Reyez, Moses Sumney, LANY, Midland, Billie Eilish, Saro, Duckwrth and others.
After Friday's tragedy, the death of a man found possibly sleeping in his car, Saturday's festivities weren't without controversy, as Eminem drew criticism for his use of gunshot-like sound effects in his performance, causing some fans to panic, duck, scream and even exit the fest.
"The effect used by Eminem in his set at Bonnaroo was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom," a rep for Em said in response to claims the performance featured gun shot sounds. "He has used this effect—as have hundreds of other artists—in his live show for over 10 years, including previous U.S. festival dates, without complaint."
Bonnarroo wraps Sunday with performances from Dua Lipa, Future, Daniel Caesar, alt-J, Thunder and Broken Social Scene, with The Killers closing out the 2018 installment.
See photos from Saturday below and follow Variance festival coverage here.