2014 VENDOR
INFORMATION

In addition to an extensive schedule of entertainment and activities at Bonnaroo®, there will be a great variety of unique and interesting goods for sale at several locations throughout the site.  Each year Bonnaroo is committed to selecting quality craft and merchandise vendors. The unauthorized sale of merchandise in the camping area is not permitted, and Bonnaroo is committing to ensuring a successful event for all authorized vendors.

There are several locations throughout the entire site where authorized Bonnaroo food vendors will be stationed. The various opportunities are described in the application forms. For health and quality reasons, unauthorized food vendors pose a risk to festival goers. Unauthorized food vendors are not permitted and will be shut down to alleviate that risk.

To apply to vend at Bonnaroo 2014, please follow the appropriate link below where you may fill out an application online or download an application form and return it via US Mail.

2014 CRAFT VENDOR INFO

From June 12-15, 2014, 90,000+ people will gather for Bonnaroo®, a music and camping extravaganza that offers a rich and varied celebration of live music. With past headliners like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Radiohead, Phish, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Tool, Dave Matthews Band, The Dead, Bob Dylan, and Widespread Panic, Bonnaroo features many of the top artists in the grassroots rock genre, along with hosts of acts in complementary styles such as jazz, bluegrass, and electronica. In its eleven years of existence, a staggering range of artists have performed at Bonnaroo, from veteran legends such as James Brown, Neil Young, and Emmylou Harris, to hip-hop groups like Jurassic 5 and the Roots, to eclectic singer-songwriters Ben Harper and Jack Johnson to indie darlings such as Modest Mouse and Mars Volta.

In addition to 12 music stages, Bonnaroo features a 100-acre entertainment village with round-the-clock attractions and activities including an arcade, cinema, comedy festival, yoga classes, a micro brew festival, and a music technology village, not to mention over a hundred vendors, cafes, and concessionaires providing high quality crafts and foods.

Since its inception in 2002, Bonnaroo has become a landmark event revered as “Festival of the Year” by Pollstar, Spin, and Rolling Stone. In 2002, Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo “the most ambitious festival of the year.” In 2003, the same publication named it “the American rock festival to end all festivals.”  In 2004, The New York Times noted, “Bonnaroo, in just its third year, has already revolutionized the modern rock festival.” In a special issue of Rolling Stone, Bonnaroo was named one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock & roll. Each year a DVD has been created to commemorate what is noted as a historic event.

THE SITE

The site is a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. While the majority of the land is used for camping and parking, approximately 100 acres is used for performance and central gathering areas. Gates to the camping area open on Thursday morning, and close Monday afternoon.

The Main Stage venue (capacity 90,000 people) and the Second Stage venue (capacity 30,000 people) are the two main performance areas, open from approximately noon until midnight each day Friday through Sunday.

Centeroo is a 24-hour gathering place, featuring three large music tents, a Comedy Theatre, The Brooers Festival which features microbrews from around the U.S., the Bonnaroo Market (craft and merchandise vendors), Planet Roo (the green village) an array of food and beverage vendors, several cafes with live entertainment, an arcade tent, cinema and several other special events. Most activities and vendors in Centeroo operate 24 hours, and there is live music in tent venues from approximately 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm and then from 12:00 midnight until 5:00 am.

 

VENDING LOCATIONS

Vending spaces are offered at Bonnaroo® at three different locations: Centeroo Market, Main Venue, & Campground. Each is explained below.

CENTEROO MARKET (INCLUDING PLANET ROO)

The Centeroo Market (including Planet Roo) opens Thursday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. and remains open 24 hours a day until Sunday night, June 15, after the headliner is finished.

Vendor Hours:

Tuesday 6/10    9:00am—6:00pm    Vendor Check-In
Wednesday 6/11    8:00am—12:00 noon    Limited Vendor Check-In
Wednesday 6/11    8:00am—6:00pm    Vendor Set-Up
Thursday 6/12    12:00 noon—2:00 am    Required to be open
Friday 6/13    10:00am—2:00am    Required to be open
Saturday 6/14    10:00am—2:00am    Required to be open
Sunday 6/15    10:00am—10:00pm    Required to be open

Although individual booth open hours are required as listed above, because of the extensive schedule of music and activities in Centeroo, many vendors choose to remain open 24 hours.


MAIN VENUE

There are a limited number of vending spaces available in the Main Venue, which is where the main stage of the festival is located.

Vendor hours:

Tuesday 6/10    9:00am—6:00pm    Vendor Check-In
Wednesday 6/11    8:00am—12:00 noon    Limited Vendor Check-In
Wednesday 6/11    8:00am—2:00pm    Vendor Set-Up
Thursday 6/12    9:00am—6:00pm    Vendor Set-Up
Friday 6/13    12:00pm—12:00am    Required to be open
Saturday 6/14    12:00pm—12:00am    Required to be open
Sunday 6/15    12:00pm—12:00am    Required to be open


CAMPGROUND

Craft vending in the campground is integrated into one of the service pods. The vending location is strategically located to maximize traffic from those who are camping farther away from the main festival venue. The campground will be open from Thursday morning until Monday morning, 24 hours a day.

Vendor hours:

Wednesday 6/11    8:00am—12:00 noon    Vendor Check-In
Thursday 6/12    12:00pm—2:00am    Required to be open
Friday 6/13    10:00am—2:00am    Required to be open
Saturday 6/14    10:00am—2:00am    Required to be open
Sunday 6/15    10:00am—2:00am    Required to be open 


VENDING CATEGORIES AND FEES

ARTIST/CRAFTER
To be considered an artist/ crafter, vendors must make their products with their own hands. We are particularly interested in unique crafts. Can you demonstrate your craft on site (either the making of it or the use of it)? Let us know!

CENTEROO MARKET(including Planet Roo) 
The fee for an artist/ crafter space is $1,100.00 for the duration of the festival. The fee includes a 10 x 10 space, a heavy-duty metal-frame plastic-coated canvas tent and basic electric service. It also includes three vendor staff credentials that can access Vendor Camping. Additional vendor tickets must be purchased.

MAIN VENUE
The fee for an artist/crafter space is $700.00 for the duration of the festival. The fee includes a 10 x 10 space, a heavy-duty metal-frame, plastic coated-canvas tent and basic electric service. It also includes two vendor staff credentials that can access Vendor Camping. Additional vendor tickets must be purchased.

CAMPGROUND
The fee for an artist/ crafter space is $900.00 for the duration of the festival. It includes a 10 x 10 space for vending, space to park and camp behind the booth, and two vendor staff credentials. Power is not included.

VENDOR
Vendors sell merchandise that they do not personally make by hand.

CENTEROO MARKET(including Planet Roo) 
The fee for a vendor space is $2,600.00 for the duration of the festival. The fee includes a 10 x 10 space, a heavy-duty metal-frame, plastic-coated canvas tent and basic electric service. It also includes four vendor staff credentials that can access Vendor Camping. Additional vendor tickets must be purchased. The opportunity to purchase more than one 10×10 space will be given to select vendors.

MAIN VENUE
The Main Venue will be open from approximately noon until midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The fee for a vendor space is $1,600.00 for the duration of the festival. The fee includes a 10 x 10 space, a heavy-duty metal-frame, plastic-coated canvas tent and basic electric service. It also includes three vendor staff credentials that can access Vendor Camping. Additional vendor tickets must be purchased.

CAMPGROUND
The fee for a vendor space is $1,950.00 for the duration of the festival. It includes a 10 x 10 space for vending, space to park and camp behind the booth, and two vendor staff credentials. Power is not included.

SPONSOR
For businesses seeking additional presence at the festival, there are sponsorship opportunities available.
Please contact: 
Bonnaroo Sponsorship
Superfly Productions
25 East 21st Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010
sponsor@bonnaroo.com


VEHICLES

The Bonnaroo Market is an artistically-designed flowing area in Centeroo featuring many fine artists. In order to preserve the condition of the walking paths, vehicles will not be permitted to drive on any of the grass. When you arrive you will be directed to the closest road access. There will be trailers available to help you transport your wares, but you should come prepared with a hand truck or wagon with wide rubber tires. Camping is not permitted at your booth.

After initial set up in Centeroo and the Main Venue, all vehicles must be moved to Vendor Camping. For those who need to restock each day, arrangements can be made with one of the Market Coordinators. No vehicles (including golf carts) will be allowed in Centeroo unless you have received prior written permission from Bonnaroo.
In the campground, each booth will be able to have one vehicle parked directly behind their booth.


VENDOR CAMPING

There is an area designated for vendor camping. If you or your staff has special needs, please note that in the application form.
For vendors located in the campground, there will be a camping area directly behind each booth for a limited number of people.


PAPERWORK

Each vendor will be required to have a certificate of liability insurance, proof of Workers Compensation coverage, a Tennessee sales tax certificate, a Coffee County Transient Business License and a Coffee County Land Use Permit. Those vendors accepted to the festival will receive an outline of the necessary paperwork with your acceptance letter. Participation in Bonnaroo 2013 does not guarantee a space in Bonnaroo 2014.

HOW TO APPLY    
Please follow the link below to complete an application online. Alternately, you can complete the attached application form and mail it, along with any pertinent photos, samples or information. Samples will not be returned.

Fill out the Bonnaroo 2014 Vendor / Crafter Application online here
Or, download a PDF version of the Bonnaroo 2014 Vendor / Crafter application here

Bonnaroo Music Festival
Attn: Heather Ryan
4133 Meridian Ave N
Seattle WA 98103

Applications must be received by March 7, 2014 to be included in the initial review and acceptance process. Applications will continue to be accepted after March 7 until all spaces are filled.

Our primary method of communication is via e-mail. If you have any questions, please include them with your application. All proposals will be reviewed, and an email will be sent to you indicating whether or not you have been accepted.

 

2014 FOOD VENDOR INFORMATION

From June 12-15, 2014, 90,000+ people will gather for Bonnaroo®, a music and camping extravaganza that offers a rich and varied celebration of live music. With past headliners like Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Radiohead, Phish, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Tool, Dave Matthews Band, The Dead, Bob Dylan, and Widespread Panic, Bonnaroo features many of the top artists in the grassroots rock genre, along with hosts of acts in complementary styles such as jazz, bluegrass, and electronica. In its eleven years of existence, a staggering range of artists have performed at Bonnaroo, from veteran legends such as James Brown, Neil Young, and Emmylou Harris, to hip-hop groups like Jurassic 5 and the Roots, to eclectic singer-songwriters Ben Harper and Jack Johnson to indie darlings such as Modest Mouse and Mars Volta.

In addition to 12 music stages, Bonnaroo features a 100-acre entertainment village with round-the-clock attractions and activities including an arcade, cinema, comedy festival, yoga classes, a micro brew festival, and a music technology village, not to mention over a hundred vendors, cafes, and concessionaires providing high quality crafts and foods.

Since its inception in 2002, Bonnaroo has become a landmark event revered as “Festival of the Year” by Pollstar, Spin, and Rolling Stone. In 2002, Rolling Stone called Bonnaroo “the most ambitious festival of the year.” In 2003, the same publication named it “the American rock festival to end all festivals.”  In 2004, The New York Times noted, “Bonnaroo, in just its third year, has already revolutionized the modern rock festival.” In a special issue of Rolling Stone, Bonnaroo was named one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock & roll. Each year a DVD has been created to commemorate what is noted as a historic event.

THE SITE

The site is a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. While the majority of the land is used for camping and parking, approximately 100 acres is used for performance and central gathering areas. Gates to the camping area open on Thursday morning, and close Monday afternoon.

The Main Stage venue (capacity 90,000 people) and the Second Stage venue (capacity 30,000 people) are the two main performance areas, open from approximately noon until midnight each day Friday through Sunday.

Centeroo is a 24-hour gathering place, featuring three large music tents, a Comedy Theatre, The Brooers Festival which features microbrews from around the U.S., the Bonnaroo Market (craft and merchandise vendors), Planet Roo (the green village) an array of food and beverage vendors, several cafes with live entertainment, an arcade tent, cinema and several other special events. Most activities and vendors in Centeroo operate 24 hours, and there is live music in tent venues from approximately 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm and then from 12:00 midnight until 5:00 am.

 

FOOD VENDING INFO


BOOTH SPACES
We are accepting applications for the following types of food vendors:

Booths: a 10 x 10 space will be provided. Multiple spaces may be available. Power and water will be additional charges depending on individual vendor needs.
Mobile unit spaces: self contained vehicles or tents that provide their own power and water systems.
Carts: may sell pre-packaged , non-perishable items or cooked items
There are vending spaces available inside the concert venues, in Centeroo and in the campgrounds. For Centeroo and the campgrounds, preference will be given to vendors that can provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night fare from Thursday morning until Monday morning. Since we are expecting a large crowd for the weekend, it is imperative that each vendor has the experience and ability to serve large numbers of people quickly for extremely long hours.

The rent for each 10 x 10 space will be a $2,000.00 guaranteed flat fee or a percentage of gross sales, whichever is higher. All guarantees must be paid before the event. Percentages will be determined with each vendor individually. Percentage of gross sales will range from 25 percent to 35 percent depending on complexity of menu items. We require a $1000 deposit per booth payable upon acceptance in order to secure your spot.  The balance of your guarantee, along with any fees due for power, water, trash deposit, tent rental and premium space fees must be paid in full in advance of arrival at the festival. All rent must be paid by the end of the event.

For some vendor rows the festival will provide artistic headers above the booths. These booths will be charged an additional fee for the premium space.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS

In addition to traditional festival fare, we would like to have a diverse array of interesting food items available, all at reasonable prices. Please consider your pricing carefully and try to keep your prices to under $10 for any single item as well as including some lower priced items.  Many people will prefer vegetarian options, so we encourage you to be creative in your menu offerings. Vendors may apply to sell homemade (nothing from concentrate or powder) beverages, but all pre-packaged beverages and bottled water must be purchased on site through our distribution system. Along with all foods choices, any specialty beverages sold must be pre-approved by the festival or it will not be allowed.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION TO FESTIVAL GREENING

A festival as large as Bonnaroo® can produce a lot of trash. We are very committed to reducing the amount of trash that is sent to the landfill and have been developing an extensive recycling and composting program. All vendors will be required to purchase compostable/recyclable Bonnaroo paper products and cups. A complete list of what is available and the pricing will be sent with your confirmation letter if you are accepted.

As part of our commitment to the environment we encourage vendors to buy products locally and organically where possible. We will be sending out a list of local companies and farmers that may be able to meet your needs. Not only will you be supporting the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and reduction of fuel consumption, your food will look and taste great!

FESTIVAL DATES AND VENDING HOURS

All vendors must arrive on site on Monday or Tuesday the week of the festival depending on location. Main Venue vendors will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Because of the extensive schedule of music and activities, Centeroo and campground vendors could be expected to be open for 14 – 20 hours Thursday through early Monday morning. Many vendors choose to remain open 24 hours.  Hours of operation must be approved before the festival begins.

 

Main Venue Booth

Required Arrival Day:
Tuesday, June 10

Required Hours:
6/13, 6/14, 6/15: 12:00 noon- 12:00 midnight

Centeroo Booth*

Required Arrival Day:
Monday, June 9

Required Hours:
10:00am – Sunday 6/15 10:00pm

Campground Booth*

Required Arrival Day:
Monday, June 9

Required Hours:
Thursday 6/12 10:00am – Monday 6/16 10:00 am

*some booths in Centeroo and the Campground may elect to shut down for a few hours in the early morning.

 


PAPERWORK

Each vendor will be required to have a certificate of liability insurance, proof of Workers Compensation coverage, a Tennessee sales tax certificate, a Coffee County Transient Business License, a Coffee County Land Use Permit and a Health Department Permit. Those vendors accepted to the festival will receive an outline of the necessary paperwork with your acceptance letter. Participation in Bonnaroo 2013 does not guarantee a space in Bonnaroo 2014.


HOW TO APPLY

Please follow the link below to fill out an application online or download and complete the attached application form and return it via US Mail (along with photos of your booth) to the address below:

Fill out the Bonnaroo 2014 Food Vendor Application online here
Or, download a PDF version of the Bonnaroo 2014 Food Vendor application here and send (with photos) to:

Bonnaroo Music Festival
Attention: Jennifer Green
P.O. Box 441890
Somerville, MA 02144

Please DO NOT include samples of your food.

Applications must be received by Friday March 7, 2014 to be included in the initial review and acceptance process. Applications will continue to be accepted for our waiting list after March 7 until all spaces are filled.

Our primary method of sending out information is via e-mail. If you do not regularly check your e-mail or prefer us to send the information via US Mail please note that on the application form. Please address any questions you may have in writing and enclose with your application form. All proposals will be reviewed, and an email will be sent to you indicating whether or not you have been accepted.