What to Expect at This Year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

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Set on a sprawling 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival begins on Thursday, June 13th. This four-day event promises an experience with over 150 musical performances. At the heart of Bonnaroo is a mission to celebrate the amazing contributions to the arts. 

The impressive musical lineup includes Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Melanie Martinez, Megan Thee Stallion, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Bonnaroo masterfully blends a wide range of genres, from electronica and rock to hip-hop, jazz, and beyond. 

Bonnaroo organizes the venue into different zones for various activities and experiences: Outeroo, Centeroo, and Campground Plazas. Outeroo encompasses the camping grounds and communal spaces outside of the main event area. Events in this zone include parades, yoga and wellness programs, the Roo Run 5K, and Soberoo (a space for fans preferring a substance-free festival experience). Also, the Ferris wheel provides panoramic views of the vibrant festival grounds.

Centeroo, the heart of the festival, contains the main stages, performance venues, and primary attractions. Highlights within Centeroo include Planet Roo, promoting sustainability and social consciousness through workshops and exhibits; Splash-a-Roo, offering a refreshing water park area to cool off; the Village Market, featuring vendors selling unique crafts and memorabilia; and the Fountain, serving as a meeting point and a place to cool off. 

The Campground Plazas provide essential services and entertainment for campers. Scattered throughout the camping areas, they typically feature amenities like food and drink vendors, showers, restrooms, and charging stations, as well as various activities and performances.

An array of festival and band merchandise will be available, alongside a variety of food and drinks from over 150 vendors, concession stands, and bars. Complimentary water stations will be conveniently located throughout the park. 

For an elevated experience, VIP guests enjoy exclusive amenities such as access to a dedicated VIP Concierge, the express lane at the main festival store, on-field viewing sections, luxury lounges, and more. Tickets for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, available online, starting at $174, with various add-on options.