Camping & Plazas
Camping & Plazas
Once In A Lifetime. Every Time.
Camping at Bonnaroo is hardly “camping” by most definitions of the word – it’s an endless adventure of discovery and human connection with your fellow Bonnaroovians which is a key part of the one-of-a-kind Bonnaroo experience. Expect crazy surprises, unique experiences, and stories you’ll tell for a lifetime – this is NOT your average festival camping.
Plazas: Campground Hubs Of Adventure & Convenience
Plazas are strategically located public places throughout the campgrounds for the community to gather, explore art & activities, as well as access amenities like info, medical or safety staff. No matter where you’re camped, you’ll have a plaza nearby. Check below for 2019 Plaza information – and stay tuned for updates!
All Plazas Include:
fun activities, parties, and art 👨🎤, shade 🌴, Free public Wifi📱, showers 🚿, charging stations ⚡️, drinking water💧, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers ♻️, misting stations 💦, medical 🚑, safety stations 🚨, information ℹ️, and portable restrooms 🚽
This is only partial info – stay tuned for updates!
Sanctuary Of Self Love (Plaza 2)
Curated By Hayley Williams of Paramore
Come love yourself! As we learn more about our mental health, we realize that also it has a lot to do with how we treat ourselves as a whole being. Be it a spa day, an art project, or a new hairdo… make some time for yourself here. More details soon!
Other Amenities in Plaza 2: Food vendors 🌮, permanent showers🚿, info boothℹ️, a water refill station🚰, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌, permanent barn🏠, security🚨 (specific amenities subject to change)
A New World In Bonnaroo’s Woods
Get ready for a brand new beautiful experience in the Eastern woods of Bonnaroo. We’re opening up a section of Bonnaroo’s wooded landscape that has never been publicly available to fans – and it’s gonna be a doozy. Expect out-of-this-world experiences with bands, artists and light-based art that has never been seen in the campgrounds before. Stay tuned, we’re excited about this one!
House Of Yes & Little Cinema (Plaza 3)
House of Yes and Little Cinema return to Bonnaroo with more creative explosions and spectacular shows than ever before. This year’s Yes Barn in Plaza 3 will feature jaw-dropping circus acts, mind-bending interactive immersive cinema shows, and the wildest themed parties The Farm has ever known. More details to come.
The Ville (Plaza 7)
The Ville is back for 2019 in all it’s Nashville glory! We’re bring Music City’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious to The Farm – with more surprise performances from Nashville artists, more interactive and illuminated art installations, and of course some late night weirdness. We’ve partnered with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and local maker-space Fort Houston to bring you the best in Nashville’s live music, food, music, art, and SO. MUCH. MORE. Stay tuned for more 2019 details.
Other Amenities in Plaza 7: “The Ville” Barn 🏠, The Grove 🌳, food vendors🍔, coffee ☕️, permanent showers 🚿, info boothℹ️, a water refill station🚰, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌, security🚨 (specific amenities subject to change)
The Grove (Plaza 7)
The Grove is back and better than ever. Step into this shaded retreat during the day for wonderful art installations, hammocks, and more. The artistic minds from Nashville’s Fort Houston are bringing WAY MORE lights, experiences, and great vibes to transform this beautiful tree-filled space at night – maybe even some special musical experiences. Stay tuned for details.
Tonalism – by DUBLAB
Tonalism is back! Get ready for this wonderfully unique way to experience music at a festival. Tonalism is an all night ambient happening partly inspired by the happenings of the ’50s and ’60s. Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, or blankets to lay down and LISTEN. The events feature live performances and DJ sets in an environment transformed by light projections, art installations, and other various multimedia elements. The night flows seamlessly with quiet and harmonious sounds providing a transformative and contemplative experience. More details soon. Learn more about DUBLAB & Tonalism by listening to some of the music on their website here.
Plaza 9 Barn (More Info Soon!)
The Plaza 9 Barn has some wonderful surprises in store for you this year… What will they be? You’ll have to wait and see. Last year this barn hosted “Happy Roo Day” curated by Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz, with shows and parties featuring Cage The Elephant, Glitch Mob, and more. This year’s plaza events are full of big names and surprises – so stay tuned for updates!
The Tower (Plaza 4)
Stop by under the tower for old favorites like the Bonnaroo Census, inspiring art, and more. Located right near The Tower entrance to Centeroo Plaza 4 is your convenient stop to or from your camp to grab food, crafts, coffee, and a good time.
Stay tuned for more 2019 details!
Other Amenities in Plaza 4: Coffee cafe☕️, general store🎒, food vendors🍕, showers🚿, Lost and Found Headquarters📱, info boothℹ️, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌 (specific amenities subject to change)
Plaza 6 – More Info Soon!
Plaza 6 is the central hub of activity in the Western campgrounds where we are creating a new world to hang, dance, and free your spirit! Stay tuned for updates.
The newly revamped VIP Campground Plaza features air-conditioning, private bars, complimentary wifi, daily yoga classes, games, live video feeds of the festival performances, and much more – available exclusively to VIP patrons. Explore VIP here.
Living on The Farm:
Camping, Hotels, & Much More
Believe it or not, you WILL want to sleep at some point. But don’t worry, from good old festival camping to some full-on fancy-pants glamping, we’ve got you covered with all sorts of options:
- Car & RV camping
- Groop & Community camping
- Rentable Le Bon Tents & glamping
- Hotels with direct shuttles
- Daily Nashville shuttle packages to and from Music City
- and much more!
The REAL Bathrooms
Awww Yisss 🙌. New as of 2016 (and always improving) Bonnaroo’s permanent Bathroom facilities are equipped with clean running water and plenty of real flushable toilets. Located near the tower entrance to Centeroo and along the road between the main stage and the which stage field, they’re always there when you need them.
Showers can be found at most Plaza locations, indicated on your festival map. Showers are operated and cleaned by our very own shower fairies during hours of operations: Wednesday from 9pm – 12 am at Plazas 2, 3 +10, and all locations will be open from Thursday – Sunday from 6am – 2am. On Monday, showers will be open from 6am – 11am. Showers cost $10 during peak hours (daily between 6am – 2pm and 6pm – 10pm), and we also offer $5 “happy hours” during off-peak hours (daily from 2 pm – 6 pm and 10 pm – 2 am).
Forget something? We’ve got you covered. There are two well-stocked General Stores on-site – one near the tower entrance to Centeroo, and one near the entrance to the Main Venue (by The Arch). Each store offers personal hygiene items, batteries, disposable cameras, ice, beer, water, soda, food – you get the picture. If you forgot something, get it here!
Reserve your locker in advance for the ultimate convenience. Lockers are located just inside Centeroo, patiently waiting to be filled with your sweatshirts for late night, glitter for touch-ups and more!
Lockers will be available for reservation in May of 2019 at www.bonnaroolockers.com
What to Pack
Prepare thyself! Need some pointers on how to impROOve your camping experience? Just because we’re camping doesn’t mean we are roughing it.
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
- Camping gear
- Tents & Shelters
- Sleeping Bags & Beds
- Cooler and/or water jugs (ice available for purchase throughout the campgrounds)
- Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
- Stainless steel water bottle (or two!)
- Camping chairs, tables, and anything else that might help create a comfy home-away- from home
- Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
- Your favorite hoodie (yes, it CAN get cold in TN)
- Extra shoes/sneakers (treat yo feet!)
- Mud boots (in case it rains)
- Bug spray (we recommend without DEET – be green!)
- Sunscreen (lots of it)
- A hat for shade
- A bandana (in Tennessee, in June, you’re going to sweat)
- Biodegradable plastic bags for trash (we do provide some bags for trash and recycling, but extras are nice)
- Toilet paper (you never know)
- Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
- Extra set of keys to keep with you at all times (avoid keeping keys in your car!)
YOU DON’T NEED IT TO SURVIVE, BUT YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU HAVE IT
- Small stove or grill if you would like to cook some of your own food (please obey our Gasoline/Charcoal/Propane Policy)
- Small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring any valuables – if you must, keep them locked out of view in your vehicle) or rent one of our lockers
- Vehicle key code (this makes it easy for the locksmith to duplicate your car key if you lose it)
- Phosphate-free and sulfate-free soaps, detergents and shampoos
- Smokers – bring an ashtray! Every butt you throw on the ground, someone has to pick up!
- Extra clown nose
- Blanket (for sitting)
- Earplugs (for sleeping)
- Portable speakers or radio