The People’s Festival
For 361 days of the year, Manchester is a quiet, quaint southern town in Tennessee. However, for 4 days every June, the population explodes to 100,000 people and the town bursts at the seams with exhilaration, eclecticness, and ultimately, communal ecstasy. For what reason? Bonnaroo. In 2019 the the festival is from June 13-16.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is one of the most recognisable names in the world of fantastic festivals. It is not just famous for it’s an undyingly impressive musical lineups, but also for the way it flawlessly blends this music with arts, comedy, and a sense of profound community.
In years past, Bonnaroo has hosted an incredibly wide range of musical genres. From hip hop and electronica, to indie and folk, to rock and alternative, to bluegrass and country, and far beyond.
Some notable headliners from year’s past have included (but certainly aren’t limited to); Eminem, Paul McCartney, Tool, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Buffalo Springfield, James Brown, and ZZ Top.
Another great lineup by Bonnaroo produced by in 2019. See the names below:
The lineup for 2018 will get you jumping and dancing! Among the headliners for 2018: Eminem, Future, Paramore, and many more artists.
In 2017, the crowds roared and danced their booties off to the likes of The Weeknd, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, The XX, and many others.
This festival left nearly 70,000 thrilled attendees hungry for more; in 2018, Bonnaroo is sure to come back bigger and better than ever (the lineup should be announced in January).
The word “Bonnaroo” actually means “good stuff” in Creole. The name is quite fitting, as Bonnaroo hands out heavy doses of goodness— especially in their arts department.
From five-star comedy acts, to a cornucopia of art installations, to a marketplace of crafts/posters, to even the Bonnaroo Cinema (where you can enjoy excellent films), festival goers experience more “good stuff” than they can rightfully handle.
While the music is a blast and the arts are entrancing, it is the sense of community that stays with Bonnaroovians for a lifetime. Bonnaroo makes spending four days at Great Stage Park with free spirits from all over the globe feel more like four years.
If you’re in the UK around August, Bestival is also a great community festival.
They do this by encouraging everyone to bring forth their most creative and authentic selves in order to spread the most love and acceptance as possible. As well, they further empower by creating workshops; such as yoga classes, and holding community oriented activities such as an annual 5K run!
Beyond that, they even offer activities such as a silent disco and romantic ferris wheel rides to bring people even closer together. Bonnaroo is one big, happy family.
So Why Bonnaroo?
It’s time to jump into your adventure pants and head to The Farm! Sing along to some of the best music the world has to offer, laugh your buns off, disco all night long, and feel the warm, welcoming embrace of the Bonnaroo family!
Once you’ve been bitten by the Bonnaroo bug, you’re a Bonnaroovian for life— expect to return each and every year.