Bonnaroo, which means “a really good time” in creole, is the woodland wonderland of the festival circuit. A lot of festivals embrace the psychedelic and carnival themes beloved by today’s ravers and festival goers, but few take it to the dirt like Bonnaroo does. Yes, the music here is worth your while. Across 10 stages, Bonnaroo gives small artists and recognizable names a place to grow together. Foo Fighters, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, Zeds Dead and Liquid Stranger share the energy with Tiny Habits, Swollen Teeth, Paris Jackson, Peach Pit and over 100 other artists. But Bonnaroo’s main draw is its festival campgrounds.
Camping here isn’t just a thing you do to save some money on a hotel— it’s a way of life. The campgrounds are the place to connect with your fellow Bonnaroovians at the nine shared plazas. Chalk full of every possible variation of the phrase “roo”, the Bonnaroo public plazas throughout the campgrounds have thought of it all. Do yoga at the YogaRoo tent, learn about Bonnaroo’s sustainability efforts at the Planet Roo, stop by the Brooer’s Festival and taste ciders, ales and IPAs from more than 20 breweries, stay substance free at the Soberoo tent, get away from the summer heat at the massive Splash-A-Roo waterslide and even get legally married at the House of Matroomony.
If keeping it lowkey isn’t your style, the famous House of Yes is the place for wild night-life. With Dirty Circus shows, indie movie screenings and Bonnaroo’s annual pride parade, Bushwick’s finest brings the eclectic, strange and rousing all under one tent. Non-stop music at the 24/7 Centeroo stage keeps the party going all day and night.
It’s a long four-days and Bonnaroo is prepared for festival goers to need a break from the action. Slow down and recharge your social battery at the Zen House and for homestyle brunch, trivia and wholesome games make yourself at home at the out of this world Space Cadet Camp.
- 80,000 people attend.
- Tickets range from $175-$3,500.
- Dinner add-ons are available for an additional $20-$65.
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- You can bring your own food and beverages to your Outeroo campsite.
- Camping passes are valid for the entirety of the festival starting on your assigned entry day.