2019 is here; which means another year in the books for the historical Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. Last year we covered the four day event with headlining artists such as Eminem, Bassnectar, Muse, The Killers, and so many more. You can check out our full week recap of 2018’s Bonnaroo here. But now here we are in coming into March of 2019 and Spring is among us, which means FESTIVAL SEASON!
Recently, the official announcement of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival final line-up released. This year’s edition of the world-renowned four-day multi-stage camping festival will showcase, as usual, over 100 artists, headlined by artists such as Phish, The Lumineers, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, and so many more acts over the weekend. The complete lineup is below. The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 13-16, a change from the usual dates as to not land on the same weekend as Nashville’s ever popular CMA Country Music Festival. Bonnaroo will be held as always at Great Stage Park (aka “The Farm”), the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission, VIP, and the brand new Platinum Pass – are on sale now at www.bonnaroo.com.
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will once again feature the wide-ranging scope of diverse artistry that fans have come to expect, with a spectacular array of musicians, bands, and comedians performing around the clock across 13 unique stages over the four-day event.
The Bonnaroo era began in 2002, immediately decreed by Rolling Stone as one of the “50 Moments That Changed The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Each year since has seen the annual event consistently expanding the parameters of what a music festival can offer in the 21st century. America’s only major round-the-clock music festival, Bonnaroo presents fans with a seemingly infinite number of options, from the silent disco to its 5k race and yoga classes. Innumerable artisans and high-quality craft vendors can be also found, along with an innovative food and drink lineup. 2016 saw the grand opening of more than 400 permanent toilets and hundreds of permanent shower stalls and water filling stations, all made possible by Great Stage Park’s investment in its own devoted water line, to provide Bonnaroovians with a more enhanced festival experience. It has since then continued to grow to help accommodate fellow Roo guests.
Bonnaroo 2018 marked yet another stride forward. With the return of the praised Kaliope and many more interactive acts, the festival continues to receive praise from media outlets around the world. “As the festival continues to hit upon the perfect cross section of conservation and taking care of attendees…Bonnaroo is, at the end of the day, one of the best, most unique music festivals in the country.” The 2016 Bonnaroo “was surely one for the books,” declared Vibe, “memorable, momentous and unreal, bringing together the likes of hip-hop heavyweights, appealing alt acts, R&B’s newest vanguards, genre-bending DJ’s and much more that kept festival-goers jamming ’til sunrise.” Perhaps Paste summed it up best: “There’s a feeling of camaraderie amongst attendees here that you rarely find anywhere else — it’s why we brave the heat and the elements every year and keep coming back, to see music we love with people who feel just as passionate as we do. Here’s to the next 15 years.”
Bonnaroo is indeed proud to be one of America’s most environmentally friendly festivals, the only major event in the world with its own permanent solar array and compost waste on site. The festival also works with a team of 100% volunteers who collect food from its vendors and on-site caterersto donate over 20,000 LBS of food to a local food bank who feeds families in need, senior citizens and other members of the local community. Since it’s very first day, Bonnaroo has been diligent in its pursuit of true sustainability. The festival has twice been recognized by the state of Tennessee, winning the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award as well as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Complete details, as well as Bonnaroo’s annual report to the fans, can be found at www.bonnaroo.com/experience/sustainability.
This year we see a huge collective group of different genres of music to bring our Roo family together once again. From experience, it is definitely one festival you do not want to miss out on in your lifetime. Check out more about this year’s Bonnaroo festival on the official Bonnaroo website, www.bonnaroo.com.