Once again, music festival season kicked off with Coachella.  There was sun, some rain, even a hologram.  But since our generation has the attention span of toddlers (thanks internet!) we’ve already moved on to the next.

There are plenty of music festivals to choose from, but if you are looking to revel in the muck and the music, Bonnaroo, happening this June 7th-11th, is a four-day, ten stage, 150+ performance festival held on 700 acres of farm in Manchester, Tennessee.  Sounds like a full-blown hippie escapist fantasy for those of us stuck behind a desk.  If that doesn’t sound like a good time to you, then I suggest you test your battery.

First things first: The ticket.

Bonnaroo is on the side of your wallet and prices its passes in levels–the earlier you buy, the more you save.  Who said it doesn’t pay to plan ahead?  However the calendar is no longer on your side, because the only option left is Price Level 5. Purchase while still available!

It’s still a bargain considering you get entry, parking, and lodging (we’ll get to that in a minute).  If you’re strapped or cash, General Admission offers a payment plan.

If you opt to upgrade to a VIP Festival Pass, split between two people, you still get your money’s worth.


For those of you brand new to the Bonnaroo scene, aside from the music–the best part is… General Admission camping is included in your ticket price.  That’s right.  Every campground is close to bathrooms, hand-washing stations, fresh drinking water, and showers for a nominal fee.

You don’t have to camp, and are welcome to stay at an offsite hotel, but check your priss at the door, and experience the magic of the festival in the true community spirit of Bonnaroo.


-Arianna Schioldager


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