Camping Information

GENERAL ADMISSION CAMPING

The General Admission (GA) Campgrounds OPEN at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. And CLOSE at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2015.

GA Camping is included in your festival ticket price. The GA Campgrounds are divided into sections by streets (east-west) and avenues (north-south), like a mini city. Each GA Campground section is whimsically named on the festival map so you can find your way home and tell people where to find you.The GA Campground has an area for RV camping, but you’ll need to buy a GA-RV pass in advance (think of it like a GA wristband for your RV).

Once your car is parked, you can sit in it, dance around it, or jump over it, but don’t move it unless you have to. If you must exit in your vehicle during the event, please read the Re-Entry Policy. Once the Tollbooths open, the GA campgrounds will stay open throughout the festival so you can always get to your vehicle and your campsite.

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.

PODs, or community information and service centers, are located throughout the campground. Locate them on your festival map or by the numbered and colored balloons tethered overhead. Each POD is staffed 24/7 by a Bonnaroo Ambassador, and equipped with an Info Booth, Community Message Bulletin Board, Medical Tent, Security Station, toilets, and hand washing stations.

ACCESSIBLE CAMPING

The Accessible Camping and Accessible Day Parking areas are reserved strictly (very strictly) for patrons with mobility disabilities. 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.

GROOP CAMPING

Again this year, Bonnaroo is offering a limited number of Groop Camping packages which allows your group (24 people or more) to book in advance and enjoy the luxury of camping with your friends without the chaos and hassle of planning, meeting up beforehand and entering together. Arrive at your leisure and still be able to camp in your own private little world.

Groop Camping is close to Centeroo and the Main Venue, and it will have life’s basic necessities like showers, portable toilets, and wash stations as well as dedicated staff to make sure you get to the correct group space.

A minimum of 24 people in your Groop are required in order to purchase a Group Camping package. A Groop Camping package does not include tickets to the festival. All Groop Camping participants must purchase a General Admission (GA) ticket.

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VIP CAMPING

The VIP Campgrounds OPEN at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 11. And CLOSE at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 15.

The VIP campgrounds are located close to Centeroo and the Main Venue. This camping area is for those who have purchased VIP tickets. 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 (think of it like a VIP wristband for your RV). For full VIP ticket information and to purchase VIP packages, click here.

Like its name suggests, it comes with perks. Such as? Deluxe bathrooms and showers, and an exclusive VIP lounge located in the VIP campgrounds and in Centeroo - lounges include laptops with Internet access, cell phone charging stations, gaming areas and a live video feed of festival performances.

VIP ticket holders also get exclusive viewing areas for the What and Which stages, and a commemorative Bonnaroo merchandise package, including two Bonnaroo t-shirts and two Bonnaroo posters. VIP tickets do not include meals, but there is an optional food/meal program which can be purchased in advance with your VIP wristbands. This isn’t college cafeteria food - it’s VIP after all!

TENT-ONLY CAMPING

If you don’t have a vehicle, or if you don’t want to be camping next to your vehicle all weekend long, try our limited Tent-Only Camping areas near the Main Venue and Centeroo. Tent-Only Camping will be identified on your festival map. There will be no cars, motorcycles, jetpacks, hovercraft, nothing allowed in this area (in fact, all of these will be towed) other than you and your tent.

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 this camping area

Here’s how it works: If you have a car, 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 not 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.

The space for Tent-Only Camping is limited, and is filled first-come, first-served (so, if you want this prime spot, get here early). If you’re last-come, no worries – you still have the camping space that goes with your vehicle.

FAMILY CAMPING

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 here. Just ask for this camping section at the Tollbooth. Your vehicle will be flagged and the parking staff will direct you to the right place.

ON-SITE TENT RENTALS

There are many joys of camping - the first one being, tent setup! Errrr - maybe not for you. If you love camping, but cannot be bothered dealing with haphazard tent poles, and scribbled set up instructions, let us do it for you. For the 6th year, Tent City is back with 4 different packages to make your camping experience as seamless (and stress-free) as possible.

All Tent City tents will be set-up in very close proximity to Centeroo, in both the VIP and General Admission camping areas; with the ability to park your vehicle close-by to your rented tent. In addition, every package will come with a special, limited edition Bonnaroo 2015 souvenir blanket for you to use and take home after the festival.

Due to popular demand, Bonnaroo is bringing back Glamping Tent Rentals in VIP with some BRAND NEW features for 2015! These tents will have extra amenities that are outfitted with real beds (yes, with a mattress!), and for the first time ever, your own individual cooling unit to help make your tent a bit more comfortable in that Tennessee heat. Also new this year, each Glamping Tent will have their own personal shade tent, and an additional power outlet to charge up your phone. Glamping tents will only be available in the VIP campground, so you must have a VIP ticket to rent a Glamping tent and you will be able to drive up to them in your vehicle and park close-by.

 

COT TENT RENTALS

AVAILABLE IN GA AND VIP CAMPING

  • Sleeping accommodations for either 2 OR 4 cots (Cots have a 250 lb weight limit). No additonal cots will be added) **Round Bell Tents will be provided for 2 person cot rentals (NEW FOR 2015), and Safari Tents will be provided for 4 person Cots Package.
  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, and pillows). This includes a 2015 Bonnaroo souvenir blanket per cot, which you can take home after the festival.
  • Combination lock
  • A weather proof tent with windows and a tarp floor.
  • On-site staff to help with any questions about the tent
  • Very close proximity to Centeroo

RENTAL COST
The rental cost of a 2 person unit is $970 plus a $300 damage deposit.
The rental cost of a 4 person unit is $1,065 plus a $300 damage deposit.

GLAMPING TENT RENTALS

AVAILABLE IN VIP CAMPING ONLY

  • Bed and Mattress (Each unit will have your choice of a queen or two (2) twin beds at the time of purchase)
  • A personal cooling unit for custom temperature control.
  • Your own personal shade tent connected to your sleeping tent.
  • Bedding (sheets, blankets, and pillows).
  • Two (2) 2015 Bonnaroo souvenir blankets which you can take home after the festival.
  • Bedside Table
  • Table with two (2) chairs
  • Battery powered lantern
  • Additional outlet to charge your cell phone
  • Combination lock
  • A Large size weather proof 5m round Bell tent with windows and a tarp floor
  • On-site staff to help with any questions about the tent
  • Very close proximity to Centeroo

RENTAL COST
The rental cost of a queen unit is $2100 plus a $300 damage deposit.
The rental cost of a double unit is $2150 plus a $300 damage deposit.

IMPORTANT: If you purchased a VIP Cot Tent Rental or a Glamping Tent, each person staying in the tent must have a VIP Ticket!

TENT RENTAL DETAILS

LARGE GROUPS

If you are attending Bonnaroo in a large group and will be renting multiple tents, you can request that your units be next to each other. All requests can be made to onsitetent@bonnaroo.com.

PARKING

Each package will include one parking hang tag for your car. There is only one parking space allotted to each unit, so any additional vehicles in your party will need to park either outside of the festival, or in the general or VIP campgrounds potentially away from the designated tent rentals area.

CLAIMING YOUR TENT

Prior to the festival, you will receive instructions via email on the how to get to Tent City when you arrive on the farm along with Check In procedures.

You must bring your receipt and picture ID to claim your tent. You will not be able to claim your rental without a picture ID that matches the name used when buying the package. Without your picture ID and the e-mail receipt, you may be denied your Tent rental and no refund will be issued.

ALL AMENITIES LISTED ARE GUARANTEED FOR ALL ON-SITE TENT RENTALS.

Damage deposit will be completely refunded following the weekend of the festival as long as there is no damage to the tent. The units do not include tickets to the festival, so you will need to purchase those separately. You also have the option of renting an on-site tent with multiple credit cards, but this can only be done for non-payment plan tent rentals. You can do this by calling Ticketstoday at 800-594-TIXX.

We strictly prohibit the resale of any Tent rentals.

PAYMENT PLAN

For a limited time only, you have the option of renting a Tent via a payment plan. This plan will spread the rental cost over 5 payments with all service fees paid on the first payment.

Your first payment will serve to secure your Tent. All subsequent payments will be automatically charged to the credit card used for the initial purchase. Dates for the payment plan can be found below.

Ticketstoday will send you an e-mail a week before each of your additional payments are due to remind you that your credit card is about to be charged. Be sure no spam blockers will stop this email. Bonnaroo is not responsible if you do not receive these e-mails for any reason.

IMPORTANT: If, for any reason, any of your payments are declined, in whole or in part, then all of the following will apply: (i) your Tent order will be cancelled (ii) any payment received as of that date will be kept by Bonnaroo as partial offset for your default, (iii) you will still owe the balance of the full amount due for each Tent and you authorize Ticketstoday and Bonnaroo to charge your credit card for any balance due, (iv) Ticketstoday and Bonnaroo will be entitled to pursue all of their legal and equitable remedies to recover the full payment from you, and (v) you agree to pay all costs of collection incurred by Ticketstoday or Bonnaroo, including legal fees, that they may incur in collecting the balance of each ticket price. Payment plan tickets are subject to all of the other terms of the ticketing agreement.

PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULE*

Payment Date
1st payment:   Date of purchase
2nd payment: Friday, February 13th, 2015
3rd payment: Friday, March 13th, 2015
4th payment: Friday, April 10th, 2015
5th payment: Friday, May 8th, 2015

*Based on the purchase of one Tent and inclusive of the damage deposit.

If you have any questions regarding this program or your On-Site Tent rental, please contact onsitetent@bonnaroo.com.

 

At Bonnaroo, you will be in the company of eighty thousand wonderful friends. Some of them of course are your friends that you hope to camp with at the festival. But, arriving together can be a logistical challenge to say the least when people are coming at different times from all over the country. So to help make things a little easier, we are bringing back the Groop Camping program for the third year! We continue to make improvements to the purchase process and this year, Groop Leaders will get weekly updates of their Groopie sign up progress.

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Groop Camping

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU NEED FOR A GROOP?

A minimum of 24 people (including the Groop Leader). This gets you 8 vehicle passes to park in the Groop Camping area. Additional passes will be given for every 3 people above the group minimum. The Groop Leader will assign them as needed. Remember, fewer vehicles in your groop will mean more space to camp within your area, so make plans to carpool if you can and keep the extra passes as souvenirs. What if you have more than 24 people? Bigger party! Additional Groopies can be added easily. For every 3 additional people, you’ll get one more vehicle pass. You don’t need a special wristband or anything to enter the Groop Camping area. Anyone with a festival wristband can visit you, but vehicles are limited to those with Groop Camping passes. And remember, everyone must fit within the assigned group space given and not block other groups or emergency access. Bonnaroo staff will monitor the Groop Camping areas. Groop Camping space is limited, so sign up early! The Groop Leader registration deadline is Friday, February 6, or when all Groop Camping areas have been filled—whichever comes first.

For more information on Groop Camping, please contact groopcamping@bonnaroo.com.

SO WHY GROOP CAMPING?

The biggest perk of Groop Camping is that your reserved site will be there for you and everyone else in your Groop regardless of when you arrive. Because while everyone else has to park and camp where they’re directed to, based on when and where they arrive, you and your Groop will have a guaranteed camping location. With Groop Camping you can arrive at your leisure and mosey right up to your reserved Groop Camping site. And in addition to the obvious convenience, your Groop will be encamped close to Centeroo and a near a POD for easy access to everything.

​HOW DOES IT WORK?

Someone has to step up and be the Groop Leader-and we nominate you! To be a Groop Leader, sign up via the link below. In order to hold a spot for your Groop, the Groop Leader will need to put down a deposit of $120 (fees included). That amount equals the Groop Leader spot and the cost of two other spots. But don’t worry, $80 will be refunded back to Groop Leaders once all your Groopies sign up. So in the end, Groop Leaders will only be paying for their spot. Once your deposit is received for being a Groop Leader, we’ll then email you instructions on how to officially register your Groop. You’ll need to choose your Groop name at that time—be creative! (The Cinnamon Washcloths! Hammeroids! Klaatu Barada Nikto!) Once your registration is verified, you’ll be given a unique link to send your Groopies so they can sign up and pay to be part of your Groop.

IMPORTANT: All Groop Camping participants must have a festival ticket. All festival ticket purchases will be verified before any Groop Camping spot is confirmed. The reason for this is we need to make sure that people aren’t signing up “fake” people and taking up valuable camping space for just a few campers. (Not that you would do that.)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

There is a fee to cover the costs to make this program possible. Each Groop member or “Groopie” will be responsible to pay $40 (fees included). This might sound like a lot but when you know who you’re camping with, you and your fellow Groopies can share resources and coordinate everything well in advance (“you bring the grill and we’ll bring bratwurst”). This can save real money.