Where can you find Jack White, Lauryn Hill, Sam Smith, Kanye West, Skrillex, Artic Monkeys, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa and A Tribe Called Red all on one stage? Those who attended last year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival were treated to all of the above and then some. This year’s festival takes place June 11th – 14th in Manchester, Tennessee. Headliners include Mumford and Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, My Morning Jacket and Robert Plant, Earth, Wind and Fire,Tears for Fears, Dej Loaf, Childish Gambino, Gary Clark Jr. and Slayer to name a few. The $300 is obviously well worth the cost of admission, because— sorry — its already sold out! Level 2 pricing is $324.50 with a $32 sir charge which includes a $6.00 facility fee, $3.00 contribution to Coffee County and $2.00 goes to the Bonnaroo Works Fund.
If this sounds like a big mosh-pit on steroids to you — not to worry. To relieve you from sensory overload. Bonnaroo has plenty other amenities. In Planet Roo, festival goers can heighten their global consciousness with yoga, meditation, bonus interviews and more intimate musical performances. You’ll also find a variety of nonprofit organizations, a coffee shop and yoga classes! Plus there are art classes, theater classes, the Bonnaroo Learning Garden, the Solar Stage, and a plentiful variety of food and confections at The Planet Roo Café (reserve your spot for a locally sourced dinner, on Friday).
Catering to a planet conscious audience, as much as Bonnaroo is massive and expansive; when it comes to sustainability, it is also lean and green. At the Learning Garden you can discover the do’s and don’ts of wild foraging, learn how to compost, how to garden in small spaces, how to create a culinary herb garden and much more!
Furthermore, to encouraged reduction of plastic waste and pollution, Refill Revolution allows the purchase of stainless steel water bottles for $5 with unlimited refills.
If the sun gets to be too much, Splash-A-Roo, a 35 foot tropical slide should offer some relief. Plus there are community centers called Pods placed throughout the campground providing community services such as security, information, first-aid, showers, and drinking water. For more info check out Bonnaroo.com.