Jun 09 – Jun 12 2016
Manchester, Tennessee (Great Stage Park)
$324.50 – $349.50 (GA); $1,598.50 (VIP)
Pearl Jam, Dead and Company and the recently-reunited LCD Soundsystem will headline Bonnaroo 2016, as the festival returns to the farm in Manchester, Tennessee for its 15th year from June 9th through 12th.
This year Bonnarro will also feature performances from J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Halsey, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Ween, Chvrches, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Band of Horses, Father John Misty, Leon Bridges, Grace Potter, the Chainsmokers, Purity Ring, Two Door Cinema Club, Sam Hunt, Zeds Dead, Tyler the Creator, Griz, Mavis Staples, Flosstradamus, Kurt Vile, Blood Orange, Lord Huron, RL Grime, Vince Staples, Third Eye Blind, Fidlar, Daughter, Kamasi Washington, Børns, Post Malone, Shamir, Steve Gunn, Natalie Prass, the Internet, Bully, Twin Peaks, Waxahatchee, Beach Fossils, Hundred Waters and more.
Bonnaroo’s comedy offerings for 2016 will include Judd Apatow and Friends, Bridget Everett and Adam Devine of Workaholics. The current lineup is available on the Bonnaroo website, while more performers — including those set to take part in the annual Superjam — will be announced in the coming weeks.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING (via Reddit):
I can’t help but notice that a lot of chatter online for this years (more so than previous years) Bonnaroo is leaning on the negative side. I just want to reassure all the noobies out there that you made the perfect choice in grabbing a ticket to Bonnaroo 2016, and that you are about to have an experience that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Sure, maybe you read a negative inforoo post about how the lineup sucks, or that Live Nation is a crooked organization that only wants your money, but the point is we still have the main act. Eachother. I can’t put into words how much Bonnaroo has changed my entire perspective on life since I began attending, and it’s all thanks to the hundreds of friendly and wise people I’ve met on the farm. The music, the art, that’s all going to be there and will never leave. The passion that artists pour into every chord or riff under the Tennessee sun will leave you breathless. Truly it’s a feeling like no other walking past the Mushroom Fountain at midnight and seeing so many smiling and jubilant faces, knowing that you all made a great decision in taking time away from all the trials and tribulations of life. High-fiving strangers almost as if saying, “good luck, I’ll see you next year”. Camping with neighbors from across the country (or world) and then bonding with them no matter how different your lives are. The power of observation on the farm is surreal, and what you observe you can put in your pocket and carry for the rest of your life. I just want to let you all know that no matter where you are in life, if you’re coming to the farm, someone is already planning to give you a smile, a high five, or a hug. And from someone who’s not necessarily a vet, but has experienced this feeling, there’s no other feeling like it.
Sincerely, 2 weeks
Tickets for Bonnaroo are on sale via the festival’s website.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment; since its first year in 2002, it has been held at what is now Great Stage Park on a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. The festival typically starts on the second Thursday in June and lasts four days. Main attractions of this festival are the multiple stages featuring live music with a diverse array of musical styles including indie rock, classic rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, pop, electronica, and other alternative music. Musical acts play from around noon until 4:00am or later.
The festival began with a focus on jam bands and folk rock; it has diversified in recent years but continues to pay tribute to its roots. Notable acts have included Arctic Monkeys, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Tool, The Beach Boys, Kanye West, Phish, My Morning Jacket, Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Wilco, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Jay Z, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Police, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, The Strokes, The Black Crowes, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, The Decemberists, ZZ Top, Billy Joel, and Widespread Panic. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent, and a Ferris wheel.
Bonnaroo Music Festival was largely influenced by art rock concerts of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The festival is a nod to the Monterey International Pop Music Festival (1967), the Atlanta International Pop Festival (1969, 1970), and most famously the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).
The festival was ranked in 2003 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll”, “Festival of the Decade” by Consequence of Sound, and among the 10 Best Festivals by GQ Magazine.