Large crowd at Bonnaroo music festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2024

JUNE 13-16, 2024


It’s all rainbows and sunshine at Bonnaroo: there’ll be parties of every flavor across the 700-acre venue as you camp through the four-day festival in the Tennessee heat.

With more than 20 years under its belt and the scale to match, chances are, you’ve heard about Bonnaroo. From attendee outfits chock full of winged costumes and harnesses to over 10 stages of marquee musical acts, to elopements and parties thrown by the same club behind “Ketamine: The Musical,” Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is all that and more.  

With 700 acres of farmland at Tennessee’s Great Stage Park, there’s room for all kinds of wild activities alongside the 110 artists, headlined by Pretty Lights, Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fred Again… Bonnaroo is split into two large sections: Centeroo, where the main stages are, and Outeroo, the surrounding campgrounds that are divided into plazas.  Each plaza brings a different flavor and scope of activities. Of these, House of Yes — a Brooklyn-based nightclub responsible for the aforementioned musical — has been a regular partner since 2018. Despite efforts by members of the Tennessee state legislature to pass laws that discriminate against LGBTQ+ folks, House of Yes will have you dreaming of psychedelic rainbows with drag performances and a pride parade. Not feeling enough love yet? There’s also the House of Matroomony located in Centeroo where you can have a fully legal chapel-style wedding amongst cheering strangers and passionate officiants.

You’re going to hear radio hits every evening, but, during the day, keep an eye out for international acts like Montreal-based indie rock group Half Moon Run and Sid Sriram. Born in India, Sriram combines the South Indian classical music — known as Carnatic music — of his birthplace with the R&B and indie-rock sounds of his upbringing in the U.S. in a musical and linguistic mashup. You’ll also find all the daytime vendor markets, yoga sessions and sustainability-related activities that are relatively commonplace at festivals these days, as well as a water slide, a 5K race and a ferris wheel. And when it comes time to ride off into the sunset (or to the next artist set) with your new spouse, hop on the JamTrak, a tram running through the campground that stops by all the plazas. 

The Specs

  • The festival usually hits capacity at 85,000 tickets.
  • General Admission tickets start at $174, $355 and $440 for 1-, 2- and 4-day tickets. VIP tickets go for $535 for 1-day, and $$1105 for 4-day passes. There are also tiers for General Admission Plus and Platinum. 
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to Tennessee here


Where is Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2024 located?

Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee. 

What is the closest airport to the festival?

Nashville International Airport (BNA) is about an hour away from the venue.

Do I have to camp at Bonnaroo 2024? 

No. Camping and parking passes are separate from the main tickets, so you can stay outside the venue if you prefer. That said, some of the experiences at Bonnaroo are on the campgrounds running through midnight into the next morning, so staying on the grounds definitely makes it easier to take advantage of all that’s offered.

Who are the headliners at this year’s ‘roo?

This summer’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will have headlining sets from Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fred Again.. and Pretty Lights. According to organizers, Bonnaroo will be the only U.S. festival performance by Fred again.. in 2024.

Which artists are on the 2024 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival lineup?

The Bonnaroo 2024 lineup includes Pretty Lights, Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fred again.., FISHER, BigXthaPlug, Disco Lines, Durand Bernarr, Eggy, Geese, Gwar, The Heavy Heavy, HoneyLuv, it’s murph, Matt Maltese, Medium Build, Michigander, Militarie Gun, Nation of Language, Neal Francis’ Francis Comes Alive, Ocie Elliott, Oliver Heldens, Róisín Murphy, Say She She, Sid Sriram, Maggie Rogers, Khruangbin, Seven Lions, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dominic Fike, Lizzy McAlpine, Interpol, T-Pain, Svdden Death, TV Girl, Gary Clark Jr., The Mars Volta, Faye Webster, Key Glock, Thundercat, Lovejoy, ISOxo, GROUPLOVE, David Kushner, The Japanese House, Dr. Fresch, 49 Winchester, MIKE., Larkin Poe, Shy FX, Bonny Light Horseman, Baby Queen, Mdou Moctar, Jessica Audiffred, Half Moon Run, Hamdi, LYNY, Cage The Elephant, Melanie Martinez, Cigarettes After Sex, Diplo, Jon Batiste, Reneé Rapp, Parcels, IDLES, Brittany Howard, Sean Paul, Knock2, Ethel Cain, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Teskey Brothers, BADBADNOTGOOD, Teezo Touchdown, Whyte Fang, Bakar, d4vd, The Maine, Josiah and the Bonnevilles, Kasablanca, NEIL FRANCES, Tanner Usrey, Ryan Beatty, MIKE, Trousdale, Vandelux, LOVRA, Once More With Feeling(s) – The Dashboard Confessional Emo SuperJam, Megan Thee Stallion, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Two Friends, Carly Rae Jepsen, Joey Bada$$, Goth Babe, Galantis, Taking Back Sunday, Ashnikko, Four Tet, Charles Wesley Godwin, Milky Chance, Chappell Roan, Greensky Bluegrass, The Garden, Yves Tumor, The Beaches, Jake Wesley Rogers, S.G. Goodman, Libianca, TSHA, Irreversible Entanglements, Armand Hammer and Veggi.

What’s new with the fest this year? 

The What Stage (Bonnaroo’s main stage) will hold a special Thursday night headline set for the first time. Pretty Lights will perform on Thursday but also play a second sunrise set on The Other Stage during the weekend.



Bonnaroo 2024 Lineup Features Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, And An Emo Superjam


BY Suchita Chadha