GENERAL ADMISSION CAMPING
General Admission (GA) Camping is included in the festival ticket price. The GA campgrounds are divided into sections by streets (east-west) and avenues (north-south), like a mini city, which is what it is. Each GA Campground section is whimsically named on the official Bonnaroo Site Map so you can find your way home and tell people where to find you.
Once you park your car, it must be frozen in place for the whole weekend (unless you are exiting the festival. If you are exiting during the event, please read the Re-Entry Policy). Sit in it, dance in it, but don’t move it unless you have to. If you have to move it, please use caution and be aware of your surroundings, especially at night – pedestrians and camping gear may be in close proximity.
Every campground will be close to a POD, where you’ll find bathrooms, hand-washing stations and fresh drinking water.
Showers are available for a nominal fee (and are highly advised, this being Tennessee in June). Each POD is designated by a number on a large balloon that can be seen from a distance, to help you navigate.
The GA Campground has sections for car camping as well as RVs (which requires an RV pass). Once the Tollbooths open, the GA campgrounds will stay open throughout the festival so you can always get to your vehicle and your campsite. The entertainment areas, Centeroo and the Main Venue, are separate and adjacent to the campgrounds. They’re accessed via entry gates, and they have different hours and opening times.
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible for everyone to camp right next to Centeroo and the Main Venue. Your campsite could be as much as a 20- or 30-minute walk. We promise you’ll meet interesting people and see fascinating things along the way.
The Accessible Camping and Accessible Day Parking areas are reserved strictly for patrons with mobility disabilities. Very strictly. A state-issued accessible parking license plate, placard or hangtag is required to use these areas. No reservations are needed. The Accessible Camping and Accessible Day Parking areas are close to the main Centeroo entrance. For more info, check the Bonnaroo Access Guide.
For the third year in a row Bonnaroo is offering a limited number of groups the chance to reserve a camping spot in advance, to make sure their groups are camped all together. This lets you avoid the chaos and hassle of planning, meeting up beforehand and entering together. Arrive at your leisure and still camp together in your own private little world.
Groop Camping will be close to Centeroo and the Main Venue, and it will have life’s basic necessities, like showers, portable toilets and wash stations nearby as well as a dedicated staff.
• Your group will need a minimum of 24 people and 8 vehicles in order to purchase the group camping package.
• All Groop Camping participants must have a festival ticket.
• Groop Camping does not include tickets to the festival, so you will need to purchase those separately.
The VIP campground, located close to Centeroo and the Main Venue, is for those who have purchased VIP tickets (which are only sold in pairs). Like its name suggests, it comes with perks. Such as? Deluxe bathrooms and showers. And three exclusive VIP lounges located throughout the site (The campground and Centeroo VIP lounge include laptops with Internet access, cell phone charging stations, gaming areas and a live video feed of festival performances).
VIP ticketholders also get exclusive viewing areas for the What and Which stages, and a commemorative Bonnaroo merchandise package, including two t-shirts and posters.
Each pair of VIP tickets allows access for one vehicle through an exclusive VIP entrance into the site. RVs are welcome in VIP camping, but you’ll need to buy a VIP-RV pass in advance.
VIP tickets don’t include any meals, but there is an optional food/meal program from Tomkats Catering, which can be purchased along with your tickets. This isn’t college cafeteria food. People rave about it.
If you want to get away from the vehicular trappings of life Out There, try our limited Tent Only Camping areas near the Main Venue and Centeroo. They will be identified on the maps you receive when at the Tollbooths. No cars, motorcycles, jetpacks, hovercraft, nothing, in fact, all vehicles will be towed). This is also a good option if you don’t arrive with a car (i.e., on foot, by bus or parachute).
Here’s how it works: If you have a car, you come in through the regular Tollbooths and park as if you’re going to camp with your vehicles. Then just leave your car behind and hoof it with your gear to the Tent Only Camping area. You can’t drive your car there to drop your stuff off, so pack light. It’s a distance – a backpack or small luggage cart might help. If you don’t have a car, you’ll still get your wristband put on at the tollbooth, then just follow the signs to Tent Only Camping. If you come by car and arrive during really busy entry times, keep in mind that you might not be able to get right to Tent Only camping.
The space for Tent Only Camping is limited, and will be filled first-come, first-served (so if you want this prime spot, get here early). If you’re last-come, no worries, though – you still have the camping space that goes with your vehicle.
There’ll be two General Stores and plenty of approved vendors in these areas, so you can easily buy supplies.
Tent Only Camping benefits:
Nice and close to the Main Venue and Centeroo
Close to General Stores, concessions and other services
No cars or vehicular traffic in camping area
If you are bringing small children, consider using our Family Camping Area. Bonnaroo is a place for people of all ages, but we feel a special area for parents and their small children will help provide a better festival experience for all. Expecting parents are also welcome in this area.
You don’t need a special ticket to camp there. Just ask for this camping section at the Tollbooth. Your vehicles will be flagged and this will allow the parking staff to direct you to the right place.