Eclectic Tennessee festival that’s been serving up big names and big fun for more than a decade.
Whatever kind of music you’re in to, chances are you’ll find it at Bonnaroo, and the list of marquee names is as long as your arm. Which isn’t to say it’s all about the music – it’s described as a ‘music and arts’ festival with good reason, with visual art exhibitions, comedy, cinema and workshops so you can come away with a skill to go with the memories. There’s even a solar-powered stage, with an appropriately new-world combo of music, environmental speakers and wellness activities like yoga.
Originally focusing on jam bands like Phish, these days Bonnaroo’s lineup is as eclectic as they come – in 2014 Kanye West rubbed shoulders with Elton John and Lionel Richie, and Skrillex payed homage to the festival’s roots by inviting some mates onstage for a ‘superjam’.
And the name? It’s Creole slang for ‘good stuff’. Which is exactly what Bonnaroo is.
ARRIVAL TIPS: How to deal with the inevitable traffic delays:
Fill your tank before getting in line at the entrance. There are no gas vendors at the site. Portable gas cans are allowed only if you have a generator.
Empty your tank, too, before you arrive. There are no bathrooms near the line.
Pack some snacks and nonalcoholic beverages (see first tip, above).
Play 20 Questions.
Better idea: Tune into Radio Bonnaroo (WFTZ 101.5 FM) as you approach Manchester for up-to-the-minute traffic announcements, news and an eclectic mix of music, artist interviews and in-studio performances.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Car: If you’re coming from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, all other states in the Northeast, including Maryland and Pennsylvania, or other locations east of the site: Use I-75 or I-59 to Chattanooga, From Chattanooga take I-24 west If you’re coming from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Wisconsin, or any other locations west of the site: Use I-40, I-24, or I-65 to Nashville, From Nashville take I-24 east If you’re entrusting your fate to GPS, just set it for Manchester, TN. When you get near Manchester you’ll see signs, and from there just go with the flow.
Travelling by Air: Most people who fly in for the festival use Nashville International Airport (airport code BNA), which is less then an hour by car from Manchester.
Travelling By Bus: The Greyhound Bus Line goes right to Manchester, TN, and the bus station is a mile from the festival.
Car Share: Zimride is a great way to get to the festival.
GA Price Level 1 - $324.50 plus applicable fees
GA Price Level 2 - $349.50 plus applicable fees
VIP tickets will also be available at $1,598.50 per pair plus applicable fees, while supplies last.
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets will be available via the website. Stay tuned for release dates.