If you’ve never been to Bonnaroo, I only have one thing to say to you: go! For those of you who have had the immense pleasure of experiencing the farm first hand, you know exactly how magical of a place it is. I could never put into words exactly what it’s like- it is something that you must experience for yourself.
Bonnaroo takes place on a 700 acre piece of farm land in Manchester, TN that is transformed into an adult playground for the weekend of the festival. For four straight days you are surrounded by great food, amazing people, and of course, incredible live music. There are multiple music venues, tons of food venders, various art installations, and even a fountain to cool off in! You have to be willing to be constantly hot, sweaty, and dirty for a couple days, but that’s a small price to pay, and it doesn’t seem to deter any of the 80,000 yearly attendees.
What really sets Bonnaroo apart from the many other summer festivals is the atmosphere. The motto there is “radiate positivity” and the festival goers truly take it to heart. There is not a place on earth with more good vibes. Each person who attends goes in with the intentions of having the best time of their lives, and the combined energy from everyone creates a feeling throughout weekend that is second to none.
The lineup was released earlier this week…and it’s totally stacked! I started to make a list of my favorite acts and I quickly stopped because it turned into me writing down every artist attending. Per usual, there is something for everyone. Hip-hop, rock, EDM, jazz- you name it! There are even comedians if you get tired of jamming out and want to have a good chuckle instead.
Tickets are on sale now- they are fairly expensive, but if you think about how much an average show costs, they are very reasonable in comparison. Plus, if you don’t want to pay, there is an option to volunteer at the festival essentially in exchange for a free ticket. I have never done this myself, but I know a few people who have and they say that it is definitely worth it. Bonnaroo doesn’t generally sell out, but I encourage you to get your ticket ASAP so you can start planning!