Groop Camping at Bonnaroo!
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 it’s second year! We did make a few changes, including improving the purchase process for Groop Leaders to make it even easier than before.
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 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 $35 (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.
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 $105 (fees included). That amount equals the Groop Leader spot and the cost of two other spots. But don’t worry, $70 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.
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 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. 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, March 8, or when all Groop Camping areas have been filled—whichever comes first.
For more information on Groop Camping, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.