Do you like music and camping? Ready for a quick road trip to rural Tennessee? Then you’ll love Bonnaroo, which started in 2002 and is quickly becoming a festival circuit classic. Unlike Coachella, Bonnaroo is a city of its own, that gets put down and taken up every year. What’s unique about Bonnaroo is how many genres of music they have in their lineup and on different stages at the same time. You could go from seeing a famous EDM performer to a bluegrass artist just by walking from one stage to the next.
Who Plays Bonnaroo?
The lineup changes every year, but past years have touted artists like Neil Young, The White Stripes, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Eminem, Stevie Wonder, and Bon Iver, just to name a few. A few years ago, the lineup even featured the Grateful Dead revival band Dead and Company. Featuring John Mayer on guitar, that’s like seeing two groups in one! It’s safe to say that there will be at least five bands you love on this year’s lineup. Given that you get almost 50 concerts in one, the value more than makes up for the festival ticket prices.
Staying at Bonnaroo
Most people who go to Bonnaroo hoof it old school, camping in tents and packing out what they pack in. But it’s possible to rent a hotel room a little ways away and drive to the festival each day. Remember that there’s not a lot around the festival site, so it’s better to overpack than under pack. Held (usually) the second Thursday in June, that gives you just enough time to get a group together, and plan to have the time of your life!
How much are Bonnaroo tickets?
That’s a loaded question! Bonnaroo ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the pass. The cheapest price for Bonnaroo tickets is usually $355 a ticket, but you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy Bonnaroo tickets?
With demand at a peak, Bonnaroo ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap Bonnaroo tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for Bonnaroo tickets.
How long is Bonnaroo?
Bonnaroo spans across a four-day weekend that occurs in June every year. The festival officially kicks-off on Thursday and goes into Sunday.
Bonnaroo tour dates
June 11-14 – Manchester, TN @ Manchester Farm