- What Are The Festival Dates And Hours?
- Where is Bonnaroo located?
- Is There A Map Of The Festival?
- What to Pack?
- Will There Be ATMs Available?
- Are Children Allowed At The Festival?
- Is There A Minimum Age Requirement?
- Can I Drive My Car In Every Day And Park?
- Exit & Re-entry
- Lost & Found
- Is There A Mobile App?
- Will There Be A Livestream Of The Festival?
- Safety & Medical
What Are The Festival Dates And Hours?
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held June 7-10, 2018.
The General Admission (GA) Campgrounds open at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
The VIP Campgrounds open at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 7, 2018. VIP Patrons WILL NOT be allowed to enter the campground on Wednesday night. Please plan your travel accordingly.
All campgrounds close at 12:00 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018.
Centeroo is the heart of the festival where you’ll see performances, check out the vendors, and explore all kinds of activities. It opens at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 7, and stays open non-stop, just like Las Vegas, until Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 PM.
Adjacent to Centeroo is the Main Venue, where the What Stage is located. The Main Venue opens at 2PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closes after the What Stage headliner takes their last bow.
When you enter these areas, you must show your all-powerful wristband, and you’ll be searched (see below for what is and what is not allowed).
Where is Bonnaroo located?
Our festival site is a beautiful 700-acre farm, located in Manchester, TN, about 60 miles southeast of Nashville and 40 miles northwest of Chattanooga. Once a year, our little farm becomes Tennessee’s 7th largest city almost overnight. And this can mean traffic. Lots of it. So please, consider ridesharing – it helps reduce traffic, saves money on gas, and the earth will love you.
Is There A Map Of The Festival?
Yep! See last year’s map through the link below. The 2018 festival map will be available closer to the festival!
View 2017 Map PDF
What to Pack?
Prepare thyself! Need some pointers on how to impROOve your camping experience? Our friends at Coleman are here to help! Gear up at Coleman.com and use promo code ROO to receive 25% off*. Just because we’re camping doesn’t mean we’re roughing it!DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
- Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
- Camping gear (tent, tarp, sleeping bags, etc.)
- Your favorite hoodie
- Extra shoes/sneakers
- Mud boots (in case it rains)
- Bug spray (we recommend without DEET – be green!)
- Sunscreen (lots of it)
- A hat for shade
- A bandana (Tennessee, in June — you’re going to sweat)
- Aluminum or stainless steel container (or two!) for water
- Biodegradable plastic bags for trash
- Toilet paper (you never know)
- Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
- 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 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 radio
Will There Be ATMs Available?
Yes. If you need cash, ATMs can be found throughout Centeroo, at the General Stores, and at most Plazas.
Are Children Allowed At The Festival?
Yes. We even have a designated Family Camping area. For more information on Family Camping, head here.
Is There A Minimum Age Requirement?
Bonnaroo is an all ages event. Please note that any attendee over the age of 2 will need a ticket to enter.
Can I Drive My Car In Every Day And Park?
Yes. If you are not camping, do not need your car for the weekend, or are parking just for the day, you MUST have a Day Parking Pass to park on-site. Upon arrival, one of our parking staff will direct you to the Day Parking Lot.
NOTE: The Day Parking Pass will only grant you access into the parking lot. This parking lot will open Thursday, June 7th at 8 AM. If you are arriving before that, you must have a Car Camping Pass.
Exit & Re-entry
Although Bonnaroo is its own little magical kingdom, we’re surrounded by the real-world town of Manchester, Tennessee. With your cooperation we can make sure we’ll be welcomed back in the future. When you’re walking outside the festival grounds, remember that you are Out There — please follow all pedestrian rules and be respectful of our neighbors and their property. Show them some Bonnaroovian love.
IN AND OUT OF CENTEROO / MAIN VENUE
Want to take a mid-day nap? No problem. You may exit and re-enter Centeroo and the Main Venue back to the campgrounds as many times as you please. Keep in mind you must be scanned out in order to re-enter, and you will have to pass through a security checkpoint to re-enter Centeroo and the Main Venue (just as if you were entering for the first time).
IN AND OUT OF THE CAMPGROUNDS IN A VEHICLE
We hope you won’t need to leave our little utopia during the festival. But if you do, please wait until Friday evening, unless there is a serious emergency. It is best to arrive on The Farm with enough supplies to last you the whole weekend. If you forget something, we’ve got you covered. There are two General Stores on-site offering a variety of items for all your weekend needs.
Anytime you leave the campgrounds you’ll have to go through another vehicle search when you return (just as if you were entering for the first time).
IN AND OUT OF THE CAMPGROUNDS ON FOOT
You may leave and re-enter the event grounds on foot at any time and as often as you like, but only through the East and West Tollbooths. You must be scanned out by our staff and scanned back in when you return. Very important: If you do not have your wristband scanned out, you will not be allowed to re-enter the site.
Obvious, but we have to say it: Do not attempt to leave through the Highway Tollbooth, even if you originally came in there. It’s a highway. It’s dangerous. What would your mother say?
Lost & Found
DURING THE FESTIVAL
Lose something at the festival? Head to the Info Booth at Plaza 4 by The Tower to see if your item has been recovered.
Is There A Mobile App?
THIS IS THE 2017 MOBILE APP. THE 2018 APP WILL BE AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE FESTIVAL.
Yes! The Bonnaroo mobile app is available now and is be your go-to source for the latest information including set times, maps, and more. Information will be updated as we get closer to the festival
Download From Apple
Download From Google
Will There Be A Livestream Of The Festival?
Check back as it gets closer to the festival to find out if we will be livestreaming the event.
Safety & Medical
We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment at Bonnaroo. On-site security and emergency medical staff will be available 24 hours a day. If you need any assistance, go to the nearest Medical Tent or ask any Bonnaroo staff member for assistance.
Medical Emergency Services
WHERE: There are two Medical tents located in Centeroo: one located to the left of the Ferris Wheel and one located between the Cinema Tent and This Tent.
Lots of things can happen on The Farm: bee stings, arm-wrestling injuries, faces rocked off while dancing. That’s why the Main Venue, Centeroo and every Plaza is home to a Bonnaroo medical tent, staffed around the clock with Bonnaroo medical staff. For your safety, Medical Tents are staffed with nurses and physicians, and a roaming medical staff is always on duty in the concert venue.
WHERE: You can find our safety (aka security) staff roaming through every campground, at every Plaza, at the entrance to Centeroo and the Main Venue and at all the stages, as well as throughout all of Centeroo and the Main Venue.
Our safety staff is trained to help make sure everyone has a good time and stays safe. If you have a security issue in the campgrounds, each Plaza has a security station open 24 hours. Mounted security patrols (yes, on horseback!) roam the campground areas at all times and can assist as well. Lasso one if you need help.
All vehicles will be searched upon entry to the festival at the Tollbooths (which you should definitely keep in mind when deciding what to bring).
And prepare to be (politely) searched each time you enter Centeroo or the Main Venue.
Please don’t buy from unlicensed vendors. We work hard to ensure all official food and drink is good and safe. And really, if you buy something from an unlicensed vendor, you have no idea what you’re getting. There is lots of great stuff to buy from official Bonnaroo vendors, who deserve your business, not least because they have made a real commitment to support Bonnaroo.
Emergency Vehicle Access
Our roads might not look like city streets. But for emergency and maintenance vehicles, they do the job as long as you keep them open. Which is what we ask you to do. Please park in designated areas and don’t drive around the site. Walk on the sides of the roads, and please let all official vehicles through.
Before Buying Tickets
- Is There A Payment Plan Option?
- How Do I Know Which Type Of Car Pass I Need?
- How Much Are Ticket Fees?
- Can I Buy A Single VIP Ticket?
- What Is a Ticket "Tier"? (ex. Tier 1, Tier 2)
- Can I Purchase Tickets Over The Phone?
- Do You Advise Buying From A Third Party?
- Fake Tickets & Wristbands
Is There A Payment Plan Option?
YES! On the checkout page, you have the option to purchase your full order at that time or you can purchase using a “layaway plan” for a non-refundable nominal fee of $8. Unlike past years, this layaway plan applies to everything in your cart at checkout – not just your tickets. Purchaser must agree to the Layaway Plan Terms & Conditions, including a default policy. The last day to purchase a ticket using the payment plan will be April 30th.
Payment Schedule If purchased during pre-sale:
- Payment 1 (Deposit) – 20% + fees and shipping due at purchase.
- Payment 2 – 20% due Thursday, February 15, 2018.
- Payment 3 – 20% due Thursday, March 15, 2018.
- Payment 4 – 20% due Monday, April 16, 2018.
- Payment 5 – 20% due Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Payment Schedule If purchased between Jan 12th & March 1st:
- Payment 1 (Deposit) – 25% + fees and shipping due at purchase.
- Payment 2 – 25% due Thursday, March 15, 2018.
- Payment 3 – 25% due Monday, April 16, 2018.
- Payment 4 – 25% due Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Payment Schedule If purchased between March 1st & April 1st:
- Payment 1 (Deposit) – 34% + fees and shipping due at purchase.
- Payment 2 – 33% due Monday, April 16, 2018.
- Payment 3 – 33% due Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Payment Schedule If purchased between April 1st & May 1st:
- Payment 1 (Deposit) – 50% + fees and shipping due at purchase.
- Payment 2 – 50% due Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
How Do I Know Which Type Of Car Pass I Need?
CAR CAMPING PASS
- If you purchased a GA ticket and are planning on camping next to your car
- If you purchased a GA ticket and are planning on camping in the Tent Only section without your car AND are arriving before Thursday, June 8 at 8 AM
- If you are a Companion Vehicle entering with an RV and parking within the RV campsite
DAY PARKING PASS
- If you are staying off-site, but would like to drive to the festival every day
- If you purchased a GA ticket and are planning on camping in the Tent Only section without your car AND are arriving after Thursday, June 8 at 8 AM. (Note: the Tent Only section is typically filled after Wednesday evening.)
- If you arrive in your own car, after your group, and would like to park it while you stay with them at their campsite (note that you will need to have the proper wristband to access VIP or Platinum Camping)
- If you are a VIP ticket holder, you will receive a VIP-specific camping hangtag
- If you are a Platinum Pass ticket holder, you will receive a Platinum-specific camping hangtag
- If you are camping in Groop Camping, you will receive a Groop Camping hangtag
- If you are camping in Le Bon Tents and are a GA ticket holder, you will receive a Le Bon Tents hangtag
- If you are only bringing an RV (or any vehicle larger than a 15-passenger van), you will need an RV Pass
How Much Are Ticket Fees?
GA Tickets: Ticket fees are $37.90 per GA ticket, which includes a $6.00 facility fee, $4.00 contribution to Coffee County, $2.00 charity donation, and other applicable fees.
VIP Tickets (in pairs): VIP ticket fees are $109.50 per pair, which includes per ticket a $6.00 facility fee, $4.00 contribution to Coffee County, $2.00 charity donation, and other applicable fees.
Platinum Tickets: Platinum fees are also per ticket and include a $6.00 facility fee, $4.00 contribution to Coffee County, $2.00 charity donation, and other applicable fees.
- 2 Platinum Tickets fees: $223.50
- 2 Platinum Tickets + Cabana fees: $291.60
- 4 Platinum Tickets + RV Oasis fees: $540.60
Can I Buy A Single VIP Ticket?
VIP tickets are normally sold in pairs, but if you need a single one please reach out to Front Gate Tickets.
What Is a Ticket "Tier"? (ex. Tier 1, Tier 2)
Tiers can more accurately be called ticket pricing tiers. Ticket pricing tiers are our way of rewarding fans who purchase their Bonnaroo tickets early. All tiers of the same ticket type are the same exact ticket, just at a different price. The Tier 1 prices are the lowest price, and when they sell out, we roll into selling tier 2. When tier 2 sells out, we roll into selling tier 3, etc. etc.
2018 GA Ticket Tiers (there are no tiers for VIP & Platinum)
GA Tier 1 – $274.50 + fees
GA Tier 2 – $299.50 + fees
GA Tier 3 – $324.50 + fees
GA Tier 4 – $337.50 + fees
GA Tier 5 – $349.50 + fees
Can I Purchase Tickets Over The Phone?
Yes, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300.
Do You Advise Buying From A Third Party?
Only wristbands and car passes purchased through the Bonnaroo ticket website are guaranteed to be authentic, with properly coded and activated RFID technology. We do not want any of our fans to be scammed. Please be aware:
- We are not responsible for any counterfeit tickets, wristbands or car passes.
- In addition, any wristbands reported lost or stolen will have their RFID chip deactivated and will not be valid.
- For your own protection, please do not purchase wristbands from any source other than bonnaroo.com or your most trusted friends and family. Fake or deactivated wristbands may look like the real thing but they will be identified by our scanning system at the front gates.
- Those in possession of fake wristbands – or ones reported lost or stolen – will not be admitted to the festival.
- There are NO paper tickets for Bonnaroo 2017. Don’t get scammed!
Fake Tickets & Wristbands
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival wants to stop ticket abuses and we need your help.
Counterfeit ticketing harms everyone. It leads to higher ticket prices to cover losses, leaves fans stranded when bogus tickets are discovered, and causes delays at concert entrances as tickets must be closely inspected to uncover counterfeits. Persons selling counterfeit tickets are committing a crime and may be subject to prosecution, fines and jail time.
We are aware of many instances of counterfeit ticketing and are working hard to keep abuses from happening. But we also know there are even more out there and that new schemes are being devised daily. You can help us stop ticket fraud and protect your concert experience. If you would like to report an experience with ticket fraud, click to submit the fraud form below. Meanwhile, remember to purchase your tickets from a trusted source and be sure you have detailed documentation of your purchase when you arrive at the concert venue.
After Buying Tickets
- Can I Update Or Check On My Order Information?
- What If My Wristband Was Shipped To The Wrong Address Or Returned To Sender?
- I Didn't Receive A Confirmation Of My Purchase. What Do I Do?
- What Is The Last Day I Can Change My Shipping Address?
- When Will My Wristband Ship?
- Is There A Will Call/Box Office? Can Somebody Else Pick Up My Tickets For Me?
- Wristband Shipment Info
- Questions About An Order Already Placed
Can I Update Or Check On My Order Information?
Yes! Once you have placed an order through Front Gate Tickets, visit https://bonnaroo.frontgatetickets.com/ and click “sign in” at the top of the page. Once signed in, you can review or adjust information like your shipping address, cashless account, etc.
What If My Wristband Was Shipped To The Wrong Address Or Returned To Sender?
Not to worry! Please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300.
I Didn't Receive A Confirmation Of My Purchase. What Do I Do?
Your ticket confirmation email will come directly to the email used to purchase the ticket. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. If it is not in your spam folder, please contact Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300.
What Is The Last Day I Can Change My Shipping Address?
We will have this information as it gets closer the festival. Stay tuned!
When Will My Wristband Ship?
Wristbands typically begin to ship 2-4 weeks prior to the festival. Please check back as it gets closer to the festival date for updated information.
If you have not received your wristband(s) 72 hours prior the start of the festival, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300
Is There A Will Call/Box Office? Can Somebody Else Pick Up My Tickets For Me?
Except for last minute purchases and international orders, all tickets will be shipped out prior to the festival. Under very special circumstances, some tickets will need to be picked up at Will Call before then. If that is the case, you will receive instructions on how and where to pick up your tickets.
Specific will call hours and locations will be posted here closer to the festival.
***Tickets may only be picked up by the original buyer with valid photo ID.
Wristband Shipment Info
Wristbands will ship 2-4 weeks prior to the festival.
If you have not received your wristband(s) 72 hours prior the start of the festival, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300.
Questions About An Order Already Placed
If you’ve already purchased tickets and need to change your shipping address, want to know the status of your order, look up your order history, or have a general question about your order, please contact our official ticket provider Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300.
Getting To The Fest
- How To Get To Bonnaroo
- How Do I Get From The Airport To The Festival?
- What Is A Tollbooth And What Happens When I Pass Through It?
- What Can / Can't I Bring?
- Arrival Tips
How To Get To Bonnaroo
DIRECTIONS BY CARIf you’re coming from the east, use I-75 or I-59 to Chattanooga. From Chattanooga take I-24 west.
If you’re coming from the west, use I-40, I-24, or I-65 to Nashville. From Nashville take I-24 east.
If you’re entrusting your fate to GPS, just set it for Manchester, TN. When you get close you’ll see signs for “Bonnaroo”, and from there just go with the flow.
DIRECTIONS BY BUS
The Greyhound Bus Line goes right to Manchester, TN and the bus station is located 1-mile from the festival at 617 Woodbury Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355. Remember, we don’t offer transportation from the bus stop to the festival so have a friend pick you up or take a local taxi.
DIRECTIONS BY PLANE
Most people who fly use the Nashville International Airport (BNA) which is 60 miles by car to Manchester, TN. We provide an Airport Shuttle to and from the festival. Learn more and purchase an Airport Shuttle Pass here.
Others fly into Chattanooga (CHA) which is a quick 80 mile drive to Manchester, TN, or Knoxville (TYS) a spontaneous 150 mile drive, or Atlanta (ATL) which clocks in at 195 miles to Manchester, TN.
Bonnaroo supports ride sharing to reduce traffic and our carbon footprint. You can even request or offer ride shares through our official portal here.
- How Do I Get From The Airport To The Festival?
What Is A Tollbooth And What Happens When I Pass Through It?
Next stop – Manchester, TN!Patrons: please read this section carefully and be ready when you arrive in order to keep things moving along for everyone. Here’s what to expect at the Tollbooths:
- When you get there, you’ll fan out from a single lane into multiple lanes where you’ll be processed for entry.
- You MUST have either a Car Camping Pass, Day Parking Pass, or be a part of a speciality program such as VIP, Le Bon Tents, Groop Camping, or RV with the appropriate hangtag that is included in your ticket order for your car to pass through the Tollbooth. (you may pass on foot with only a valid ticket/wristband)
- Your vehicle will be searched, and we’ll find out just how carefully you’ve read about what’s allowed in and what’s not.
- RVs and their companion vehicle with a Car Camping Pass, and all accessible vehicles will be directed to designated lanes. If that’s you, follow the posted signs.
- As you enter the Tollbooth, everyone in your vehicle should have their wristband registered, in place around their wrist, and ready to show to the Tollbooth staff. See the Bonnaroo Wristband section for instructions.
- At the Tollbooth, you’ll get a Program Guide with a fancy map of the entire festival site, along with garbage and recycling bags to keep your campsite clean.
Once your vehicle is processed, you’re good to enter. Next, follow the parking staff’s directions to your camping area – camping locations are on a first come, first served basis.
NOTE: If you are parking just for the day, you MUST have a Day Parking Pass to park on-site. Upon arrival, one of our parking staff will direct you to the Day Parking Lot (this opens at 8:00 AM Thursday morning). If you are planning to arrive by car Wednesday evening and are not camping, or are planning to stay in Tent Only camping you MUST have a Car Camping Pass.
We ask that you don’t clog up the Tollbooth or roads by waiting for your friends. The only way to make sure you camp with them is to arrive together. Actually, if you’re traveling with a large group, there is another way: see our Groop Camping option.
What Can / Can't I Bring?
Each person, their belongings, and their vehicle are subject to search upon entry. Please view the list below to see what you can and cannot bring in specific to different areas of the festival.
CAMPGROUNDSYES Alcohol (link to policy)
YES Food / drinks
YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
YES Portable camping grill (link to policy)
YES Generator (smaller than 4KW) (link to policy)
NO Kegs (link to policy)
NO Illegal Substances
NO Bicycles or any other 2-wheeled transportation device
NO Professional cameras (with detachable lenses longer than 2” long)
NO Pets (even really, really tiny ones)
NO Glow sticks
NO Box trucks / trailers (link to policy)
NO Laser pens or similar focused light device
NO Vending (sharing, yes. Selling, no)
NO Tools (stay tuned for what camping tools are permitted)
CENTEROO / MAIN VENUEYES Empty water bottles / Camelbaks (link to water info)
YES 1 factory sealed water bottle
YES Medium-sized, unframed backpacks
YES Lawn chair (less than a foot off the ground)
YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
YES Selfie Stick (Shorter than 40″ in length, made of light material: light metal, rubber, plastic)
YES Totem (Less than 6 feet tall, and less than a 1/2 inch thick. Must be made of light material: swim noodles, foam type material, cardboard tubes, fabric, light plastic, balloons and/or blow up items.)
NO Food or drinks, other than water and small snacks (Trail mix, yes. Double cheeseburger, no.)
NO Outside alcohol (alcohol will be sold in venue)
NO Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground
NO Totems made of wood, metal and/or PVC material will NOT be allowed. This includes flag poles and heavy sticks.
NO Anything that’s prohibited elsewhere on festival grounds
ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
- Like officers everywhere, Tennessee police expect you to obey the highway safety laws, and they’re prepared to enforce them. They’re especially strict about open container violations, so think, do you really want to start the weekend in the slammer?
- Please stay in your car, especially when you’re waiting in line to enter the festival. This is no time for hacky sack.
- Bonnaroo is a friendly place. Don’t kill the vibe by cutting in line. You’ll be in soon, we promise.
How to deal with the inevitable traffic delays:
- Fill up your tank before getting in line to enter the festival. There are no gas stations on-site.
- Empty your tank, too, before you arrive. There are no bathrooms in line.
- Pack some snacks and nonalcoholic beverages (remember, arrival tip #1).
- Play 20 Questions.
- Tune into Radio Bonnaroo (WFTZ 101.5 FM) as you approach Manchester for up-to-the-minute traffic announcements, news and an eclectic mix of music, artist interviews and in-studio performances.
Every car, truck, SUV, mini van, or other standard vehicle will need either a Car Camping Pass or Day Parking Pass in order to enter the Tollbooth into Bonnaroo. Once you receive this pass with your ticket package please keep it safe and when you arrive at Bonnaroo please apply this pass on the inside of your windshield in driver side bottom corner so it is easily visible and scanned by our Bonnaroo staff at the Tollbooths.
If you purchased into one of our specialty programs; Platinum, VIP, Groop Camping, Le Bon Tents, and RV, then you will receive a program specific hang tag or thermal ticket which will allow you to enter the Campground. As you arrive to the Tollbooth please hang your program specific hang tag from your rearview mirror so it is easily visible and scannable by our Bonnaroo staff. If you receive a thermal ticket please have that out and ready to be scanned as you arrive at the Tollbooth.
- Official Wristband Policy
- Does My Wristband Let Me See All Of The Artists Performing?
- I Accidentally Tightened My Wristband Before Putting It On Or It Arrived Damaged. What Do I Do?
- Lost or Stolen Wristband
Official Wristband Policy
Each ticket buyer to Bonnaroo will receive a high security wristband with a uniquely coded RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip embedded inside. Every wristband will be scanned as you enter & exit the festival site, as well as the Centeroo and Main Venue areas.
Each package shipped will include detailed instructions on the proper procedure for using your Bonnaroo wristband. It is important that you read these instructions and follow them exactly. Failure to follow these instructions may result in you not being admitted to the festival site.
At the festival, if you have any questions or problems regarding your wristband, visit one of the Wristband Customer Service stations where a staff member can help you. Station locations will be clearly marked on your festival map.
Wristbands are non-transferrable. One wristband per person. Each individual accessing the event must have their wristband registered and on the their wrist at all times.
Does My Wristband Let Me See All Of The Artists Performing?
Yes! Your wristband is your ticket to enter the festival and includes access to all artist performances.
I Accidentally Tightened My Wristband Before Putting It On Or It Arrived Damaged. What Do I Do?
Not to worry! If your wristband has been tightened or is damaged, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets in advance of the festival.
At the festival, you can stop by one of our Wristband Customer Service locations near the entrances to Centeroo if you need help with a wristband issue.
Lost or Stolen Wristband
If your wristband has been lost or stolen, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 512-674-9300 in advance of the festival.
- How Big Is A Camping Spot?
- What Time Do the Campgrounds Open?
- What Is Included In VIP Camping?
- Can I Bring My RV?
- If I Bring My Own RV, Is There Power?
- I'm Going To The Festival But Not Camping On-Site. Can I Still Visit The Campgrounds?
- What Is A "Plaza"?
- Tell Me More About Le Bon Tents!
- Am I Allowed To Camp In The Campgrounds With A Full-Size Van Or VW Bus?
- Can I Bring A Guitar? Instruments?
- Can I Have A Campfire?
- What Is Your Vehicle Policy?
- What Is Groop Camping?
- What Is Community Camping? (and how is it different from Groop?)
- Is There A Family-Friendly Camping Area?
- I'm Not Bringing A Car. Is There A Tent Only Camping Area?
- Are Camping Passes Per Person Or Per Group?
- What Is Your Alcohol Policy?
- Will There Be Food Vendors And/Or A General Store In The Campgrounds?
- Will There Be Electrical Outlets? Wi-Fi?
- Do I Have To Sleep In A Tent?
- What Is Your Gasoline/Propane/Charcoal Policy?
- Can I Ride My Bicycle Around?
- Can I Camp With My Friends If They Have VIP And I Have A GA Wristband?
- Do You Offer Accessible Camping?
- Will There Be ATMs Available?
How Big Is A Camping Spot?
If you are Car Camping in GA, you will be given a spot that is 400 square feet.
If you are Car Camping in VIP, you will be given a spot that is 440 square feet.
What Time Do the Campgrounds Open?
The General Admission (GA) Campgrounds open at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
The VIP Campgrounds open at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 7, 2018.
The parking lot for those with Day Parking Passes will open at 8:00 AM Thursday, June 7, 2018.
All campgrounds close at 12:00 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018.
Managing traffic is the closest thing we know to rocket science, trust us. We have three GA entrances – which we call Tollbooths – as well as an exclusive VIP Tollbooth for VIP ticket holders only. In order to get everyone into the festival as quickly as possible, we carefully balance the number of vehicles coming into each Tollbooth. Please take the suggested routes below, and obey all law enforcement directions, as well as electronic message boards that may post an alternative route.
What determines where you camp? The Tollbooth in which you enter, and the time you arrive. Does this mean some people get “better” camping spots than others? Yeah, it does. Life is unfair. But no matter where you camp, you’re close to bathrooms, water, security and medical staff. And keep in mind that a closer campsite doesn’t mean a better view of the stage. It’s just a shorter walk, and the exercise doesn’t hurt. Furthermore, we know from experience that amazingly great times are had in every corner of the campgrounds. Who knows, you could be camped next door to your new BFF.
What Is Included In VIP Camping?
The VIP Campgrounds OPEN at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and CLOSE at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018.
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? An exclusive VIP lounge located in the VIP campground and in Centeroo – lounges include complimentary wi-fi, 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.
Not a fan of camp food? VIP ticket holders have the option to purchase a meal plan. Stay tuned for details.
Can I Bring My RV?
Short answer: Yes.>
Long answer: An RV pass is required for each RV to enter the campgrounds (think of it like a GA or VIP wristband for your RV). Each RV space will be 20′ X 50′. Tents can be set up if they are within this space. Any slides or awnings must fit within the designated space as well.
The following vehicles are considered an RV, and require an RV Pass:
- Any size RV: Class A, Class B or Class C
- Any size bus (no tour buses, prevosts or motorcoaches allowed)
- Any vehicle longer than a normal 15-passenger van (20ft.)
- Any vehicle towing a camper or 5th wheel of any size. If you’re hitching anything, it’s an RV.
Box trucks and trailers are not allowed into the campgrounds.COMPANION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Looking to bring an extra car with your RV? Along with the RV Pass, a companion vehicle must have a Car Camping Pass. Companion vehicles must arrive on site at the same time as the RV. If you are towing anything, you do not need a Car Camping Pass (however, it MUST stay attached to the RV). Even if your (non-towed) car and RV can fit into one designated RV space (20’ X 50’) you still must purchase BOTH passes to adhere to parking standards. You are limited to ONE Car Camping Pass per RV. Vehicles towing campers are considered part of the RV, and do not need a Car Camping Pass, but must remain attached to the camper.
There will not be any hookups or dumping areas. However, there will be a company roaming the campgrounds to empty your holding tanks and refill your water for a fee. The number for the company can be found in your Festival Guide when you arrive on site and they will be available 24 hours a day.
New for 2017! We are happy to announce the option to power your RV with the RV Power Pass! Head here for more info!
If I Bring My Own RV, Is There Power?
YES! Announcing the Bonnaroo RV Power Pass! Have the convenience of power hook ups right at your RV spot. Because there are different size RVs that require different power to operate, we have two Power Pass options available. 50 Amp (220 volt) or 30 Amp (110 volt). Not sure what that means or what type your RV requires? Read below to help you pick the right option and review the rules and regulations of the program carefully before purchasing.WHAT IS AN AMP? HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PASS TO PURCHASE?
Some of you may be RV experts, but for those that are renting this might be a new thing. Best thing to do is to ask your RV rental supplier, or your buddy you are borrowing an RV from what amperage is needed. Many newer and/or larger 5th wheel units tend to need more power, while your more traditional units tend to need only 30 Amps. However, this can vary depending on make and model so again, please confirm your needs before making your Power Pass purchase. You don’t want to rent a luxurious unit with amazing AC that runs on 50 Amps, and only purchase a 30 Amp package! If so, there’s a strong chance, there won’t be enough power in all rooms of the RV unit, and you and your friends won’t be too happy.OTHER THINGS TO KNOW:
50 Amp (220 volt) / 30 Amp (110 volt) spots are grouped by amperage. Units will not be mixed together so please plan accordingly if you intend to travel in a group of more than 1 RV. Arrive together to camp together (per amperage). Saving spaces will not be allowed. Please make sure that the respective amp and voltage corresponds to what is indicated here: 50 Amp (220 volt) ONLY, and all 30 Amp (110 volt). No adapters or connectors that adjust the above amperage and voltage will be allowed.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF YOU?
- You must provide your own connector for the (30 or 50 Amp) spot you purchased.
- Electrical extension cords must be provided for each RV, with a minimum of 75′ to run from each RV to the power source. Many RVs already come with some length of cord, meaning you may only need to supplement by having an additional 25′ extension cord.
- Be sure to order the right power. In the event that an RV user overloads their 30 Amp (110 volt) or 50 Amp (220 volt) power source and “pops” their breaker, Bonnaroo staff will gladly reset the breaker one time and give the RV owner a one time warning. If the breaker “pops” a second time, the RV triggering the issue will be disconnected from the power grid without a refund for the remainder of the show.
- You can find extension cords, power connectors, power adaptors, and other RV supplies at numerous places not limited to CampingWorld.com, AdventureRV.net, CandysCampers.com, Scenic RoadsRV.com, SouthernRV.net, and any other RV supply store.
I'm Going To The Festival But Not Camping On-Site. Can I Still Visit The Campgrounds?
Yes. Your wristband will allow you to access the campground specific to your ticket type. For example, if you have a GA wristband and have friends in VIP, you will only be able to enter the GA campgrounds.
What Is A "Plaza"?
(First off, it’s formerly known as a POD)
Plazas are strategically located public places throughout the campgrounds for the community to gather, enjoy art & activities, as well as access amenities (like toilets and showers… you know, necessary things), info, medical or other safety needs. No matter where you’re camped, you’ll have a Plaza nearby.
It is your landmark to ensure you’re on the right path back to your campsite after too many slices of pizza, it is your home base for any general needs throughout the weekend. Each Plaza is marked with a big numbered balloon and can be seen from far, far away.
Did we mention there is a Plaza Ambassador there 24/7? They are your go-to resource for any questions or issues that (hopefully don’t) arise.
Tell Me More About Le Bon Tents!
Formerly known as Tent City, the new and improved Le Bon Tents have more options than ever before. Available in GA and VIP, you can leave the tent pitching and furnishing to us and camp in style with these enhanced options!Large Groups
If you are attending Bonnaroo in a large group and will be renting multiple tents, you can request that your units be located next to each other. All requests can be made to email@example.com.Parking
Each GA package will include one Le Bon Tents vehicle hangtag 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 purchase a Car Camping Pass for the GA campgrounds, potentially away from the designated tent rentals area.
Prior to the festival, you will receive instructions via email on the how to get to Le Bon Tents when you arrive on The Farm along with check-in procedures. Each GA purchase and rental will get a single Le Bon Tents identification hangtag for your car. THIS VEHICLE HANGTAG IS YOUR GA CAR CAMPING PASS NEEDED TO ENTER THE CAMPGROUNDS.
For VIP or Platinum guests, you will only need your VIP hangtag to enter with your vehicle. A Le Bon Tents hangtag will not be provided and is not necessary for entry.
You must bring your receipt and picture ID to claim your Tent/Cabana. 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/Cabana rental and no refund will be issued.
Have questions? email us at Onsitetent@Bonnaroo.com
Back to Le Bon Tents Page
Am I Allowed To Camp In The Campgrounds With A Full-Size Van Or VW Bus?
Yes, as long as your van or bus seats less than 15 people or is less than 20 feet long. If you plan to bring a vehicle larger than a standard 15-passenger van, you need to purchase an RV Pass, rather than the Car Camping Pass or Day Parking Pass.
Can I Bring A Guitar? Instruments?
Yes, but please be mindful of your neighbors. Your 5 AM jam session may be your neighbors’ prime time for beauty sleep.
Also, leave your instruments inside the campgrounds. Maybe one day you’ll be on stage, but not today.
Can I Have A Campfire?
No. Open flames will not be permitted within the campgrounds or festival site.
What Is Your Vehicle Policy?
An RV is defined as any vehicle larger in length of 20’. All oversized vehicles, trailers, campers that are towed are considered RVs. For more info on RVs, head here. Also, Box Trucks are not permitted.
Full-size motorcycles are discouraged, but will be allowed to enter under special circumstances. Security personnel will warn motorcycle riders that motorcycles must be parked and will not be allowed to drive around the festival property unless the motorcycle is exiting the festival grounds.
Other vehicles that are not permitted include:
- All bikes or scooters
- Four Wheelers
- Pocket Bikes
Any of these items must be left at a designated area at the Tollbooths according to Security guidelines.
What Is 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 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.
A minimum of 24 people in your Groop are required in order to purchase a Groop Camping package. A Groop Camping package does not include tickets to the festival. All Groop Camping participants must purchase a General Admission (GA) ticket.
Please note: you will not need to purchase a separate Car Camping Pass if you choose to participate in Groop Camping. 1 vehicle pass will be provided for every 3 people in your Groop
To Register for Groop Camping, visit the Groop Camping Page.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Is Community Camping? (and how is it different from Groop?)
Community Camping is new for 2017, and is essentially themed Groop Camping open to anyone who is interested. While Groop camping is for fans to organize their own large groups, community camping is organized by Bonnaroo and open to anyone.
Based on your feedback, three brand community camps will be available: Fan SuperJam™ Camp for Bonnaroovian musicians, Girls Just Wanna! for all female-identified Bonnaroovians, and the sustainability themed People + The Planet camp. You can also elect to join organized camps built upon pre-existing communities at Bonnaroo: Family Camping and Soberoo Camping.
Learn more about the available community camps on the community camping page
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
Is There A Family-Friendly Camping Area?
Yes! 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.
NOTE: You must have a Car Camping Pass to participate in Family Camping. Car Camping Passes can be purchased here.
I'm Not Bringing A Car. Is There A Tent Only Camping Area?
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. There will be no cars, motorcycles, jetpacks, hovercrafts, etc. 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 are coming in a car but wish to stay in Tent-Only Camping, you will still need a Car Camping Pass to enter the Tollbooths, which can be purchased here. Then just leave your car behind and hoof it with your gear to the Tent-Only Camping area. You cannot 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 wish to stay in Tent-Only Camping but will not have a car, are being dropped off, or are entering the festival on foot, you will be processed at the Tollbooth and then allowed to walk over to the Tent-Only Camping area.
The space for Tent-Only Camping is limited, and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis (so, if you want this prime spot, get here early). If you’re late to the party, no worries – you will be camped in GA camping.
Are Camping Passes Per Person Or Per Group?
Every car, truck, SUV, mini van or other standard vehicle will need a Car Camping Pass in order to enter the Tollbooth into Bonnaroo. This pass will cost $59.75 plus fees per car, not per person, so you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint by carpooling.
What Is Your Alcohol Policy?
Each person may bring in 2 cases of beer, 1.75 liter of hard liquor (no glass), and 2 boxes of wine. Anything over this amount is considered “excessive” and will be confiscated. No kegs are allowed in the campgrounds.
Will There Be Food Vendors And/Or A General Store In The Campgrounds?
Yes and yes. There will be food vendors throughout the campgrounds.
There are also two well-stocked General Stores on site — one near the Tower Entrance and one near the Arch Entrance — that offer personal hygiene items, batteries, disposable cameras, ice, beer, water, soda, food… you get the picture. If you forgot something, get it here!
Will There Be Electrical Outlets? Wi-Fi?
There will be Wi-Fi available at each Plaza, as well as cell phone charging stations.
Do I Have To Sleep In A Tent?
As long as you’re confined within your campsite, you can sleep in a tent, in your car, in an igloo, etc.
What Is Your Gasoline/Propane/Charcoal Policy?
If you have a gas-powered generator smaller than 4KW, you are allowed to bring the appropriate amount of gasoline to power it. Any excessive amounts of gasoline will be confiscated.
If you have a portable grill or stove, you may bring up to 40 lbs of charcoal and/or a small (5 lbs or less) container of propane. Please note, the small green Coleman propane tanks are limited to 2 per grill.
Can I Ride My Bicycle Around?
No. 2-wheeled objects will not be permitted within the campgrounds or festival site.
Can I Camp With My Friends If They Have VIP And I Have A GA Wristband?
Your friends will be able to access the GA campgrounds, but you will not have access to the VIP campgrounds. If you’d like to camp all together, it must be in GA.
Do You Offer Accessible Camping?
We sure do! The Accessible Camping and Accessible Day Parking areas are close to the main Centeroo entrance and are reserved for patrons with mobility disabilities. A state-issued accessible parking license plate, placard or hangtag, along with your Car Camping Pass, is your “ticket” into these areas. For more info be sure to read the Bonnaroo Access Info Guide
Will There Be ATMs Available?
Yes. If you need cash, ATMs can be found throughout Centeroo, at the General Stores, and at most Plazas.
Hotels & Shuttles
What Kind Of Shuttle Service Do You Offer?
We offer many types of shuttles!
Coming in from Nashville? Take the shuttle and leave the driving to us. For more info, head here!
Get to and from your hotel by using the hotel shuttle. This is included with either the Residence Inn hotel package or the Embassy Suites hotel package. For more info, head here!
We’re not quite a hop skip and a jump away from the airport, so make sure to plan your ride to and from the festival with the airport shuttle. For more info, head here!
Booking A Hotel
Camping not really your thing? We’ve partnered with select hotels near the festival so you can enjoy a warm bed and a hot shower. Event Logistics staff is available to assist first-time festival goers or seasoned attendees alike. So sit back, relax and enjoy the festival in stylish comfort. Reserve your hotel room now before they’re gone. See Hotel Packages.
- Will There Be Bathrooms And Showers?
- Where Can I Go If I Need Medical Or Safety Help?
- How Do I Stay Hydrated?
- Will There Be Lockers Available?
- What Is Centeroo?
Will There Be Bathrooms And Showers?
Last year we made some Bonnaroovian-approved site improvements! There are hundreds of permanent, flushable toilets in Centeroo — try them out this year, we’re sure you’ll find them extremely pleasant. Flushable “vac” toilets will be available at each Plaza as well as permanent showers at some Plaza locations.
SHOWERS (hours and cost):
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).
In addition, we will have port-a-John’s and set up throughout the campgrounds, Centeroo and the Main Venue.
Where Can I Go If I Need Medical Or Safety Help?
Medical and safety staff are on duty 24 hours a day at each Plaza, in Centeroo, and in the Main Venue. Check your festival map (COMING SOON) for specific locations. If you have any concerns, or you feel anything less than well, seek them out. And, as we said before, if you’re not sure whether it’s an emergency, act like it is.
How Do I Stay Hydrated?
Do you know the secret to a good time at Bonnaroo? Hydration. Really. (And that’s water – alcohol actually dehydrates you.) Bonnaroo offers free, 100% filtered and drinkable water located throughout the festival. Check your festival map (COMING SOON) for locations. Bring a water vessel (or two) to fill up and stay hydrated.
Free water refill stations are located throughout Centeroo to use all weekend! ONE (1) factory-sealed, full water bottle per person will also be allowed entry into Centeroo.
Note: Every faucet at Bonnaroo is safe to drink from – filtered, tested and certified to meet Tennessee drinking water requirements. And some water stations (those in the shape of a fountain) provide water from our very own wells, drilled deep into Bonnaroovian soil, which is a much greener solution.
Will There Be Lockers Available?
Lockers will be available for rent inside Centeroo at the Arch entrance, to store your personal items in all weekend long while in the venue. Locker locations will remain open and accessible during all Centeroo hours.
Stay tuned for more info on how to make your advance purchase!
What Is Centeroo?
Centeroo is the heart of the festival where you’ll see performances, check out the vendors, and explore all kinds of activities. It opens at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 8 and stays open non-stop, just like Las Vegas, until Sunday, June 11 at 10:30 PM.Adjacent to Centeroo is the Main Venue, where the What Stage is located. The Main Venue is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closes after the What Stage headliner takes their last bow on Sunday. Stay tuned for specific opening times for the Main Venue.
When you enter these areas, you must show your all-powerful wristband, and you will be searched.
Health & Safety
How Is Bonnaroo Ensuring A Safe Event?
We work year-round with local, state, and federal law enforcement and security officials to ensure we provide the safest experience possible for our patrons, staff, volunteers and artists. Our layered security plans include both concealed and visible measures not limited to extensive vehicle and patron search techniques at the campground entrances as well as at the festival entrance points into Centeroo. Event security, police and medical staff are stationed on the festival grounds and available 24 hours a day to respond or assist with any safety or security needs. We ask that our patrons help our effort to maintain a safe event by being mindful of each other and aware of your surroundings. If you see something, say something – if anything feels out of place or suspicious, we ask that you please notify the nearest staff member or security official.
Where Are Medical Tents Located?
Every Plaza located throughout the campgrounds (including RV, Groop, and VIP sites) contains a medical tent. The primary medical compound can be found to the left of the VIP Tollbooth entrance, at the end of Woodland Ave.
Bonnaroo medical tents are a safe haven. Our medical and safety staff is here to help you with any needs throughout the festival where. Please keep in mind that anything you say here stays here and all information given to staff is kept confidential.
If you see someone who is sick, upset, scared or clearly having a bad experience, get help. Find a medical tent or festival staff member. Provide all the information you can to safety or medical staff. Our “no questions asked” policy means neither you nor the sick person can get in trouble when you seek help.
For more information on Health & Safety, head here.
Can I Bring My Medication?
Absolutely. Please make sure to bring a valid photo ID that matches the name printed on your prescription.
If you need to refrigerate any medication (including insulin), please stop by any medical tent and someone will assist you.
How Do I Become A Partner or Sponsor?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
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 committed 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.
Applications to be a vendor at Bonnaroo are currently closed. Stay tuned for 2018 information.
General questions may be directed to email@example.com — **please note that sending an email to this address does not take the place of filing an application**
2018 Food Vendor Information
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 trailers 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 facades in front of booths and 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 $12 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 SUSTAINABILITY
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. Accepted vendors will receive 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.
All vendors must attend a financial settlement appointment on Monday, June 11.MAIN VENUE BOOTH
Required Arrival Day: Tuesday, June 5
Required Hours (subject to change):
- Friday 6/8: 1:00 p.m. – midnight
- Saturday 6/9: 1:00 p.m. – midnight
- Sunday 6/10: 1:00 p.m. – midnight
Required Arrival Day: Monday, June 4
Required Hours: Thursday 6/7 10:00am – Sunday 6/10 10:00pm
Required Arrival Day: Monday, June 4
Required Hours: Thursday 6/7 10:00am – Monday 6/11 10:00 am (some vendors will choose to start serving Wednesday evening)
*some booths in Centeroo and the Campground may elect to shut down for a few hours in the early morning.
Required Paperwork & Terms Of Participation
All vendors must supply proof of insurance coverage including: Certificate of liability insurance, Proof of Workers Compensation Coverage, Proof of insurance coverage for all vehicles entering the festival site — required limits and additional insured entities provided upon acceptance.
All vendors are responsible for paying any applicable state or local sales taxAccepted vendors must obtain the following permits:
- Coffee County Transient Business License
- Coffee County Land Use Permit
- Health Department Permit
All vendors must adhere to festival trash, recycling and composting policies. You will receive a list of detailed guidelines in advance of the festival that must be observed.
All participating vendors must serve out of compostable products selected from a pre-approved list (details provided upon acceptance
All vendors will be required to use Bonnaroo’s electronic point-of-sale system. A small percentage for equipment rental and program administration will apply.
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 2017 does not guarantee a space in Bonnaroo 2018.
How To Apply
Please follow the link below to fill out an application online
Applications must be received by Wednesday March 1, 2018 to be included in the initial review and acceptance process. Applications will continue to be accepted for our waiting list after March 1st until all spaces are filled. All proposals will be reviewed, and an email will be sent to you indicating whether or not you have been accepted.
Our primary method of sending out information is via e-mail. You will have an opportunity to include any questions you may have as part of your application.
General questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org — **please note that sending an email to this address does not take the place of filing an application**
2018 Craft Vendor Information
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 7th at 11:00 a.m. and remains open 24 hours a day until Sunday night, June 10th, after the headliner is finished.
Vendor Hours Tuesday 6/5 9:00am—6:00pm Vendor Check-In Wednesday 6/6 8:00am—12:00 noon Limited Vendor Check-In Thursday 6/7 12:00 noon—2:00am Required to be open Friday 6/8 12:00pm—2:00am Required to be open Saturday 6/9 12:00pm—2:00am Required to be open Sunday 6/10 12:00pm—10:00am 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.
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 6/5 9:00am—6:00pm Vendor Check-In Wednesday 6/6 8:00am—12:00 noon Limited Vendor Check-In Wednesday 6/6 8:00am—2:00pm Vendor Set-Up Thursday 6/7 9:00am—6:00pm Vendor Set-Up Friday 6/8 1:00 p.m. – midnight Required to be open Saturday 6/9 1:00 p.m. – midnight Required to be open Sunday 6/10 1:00 p.m. – midnight Required to be open
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 6/6 8:00am—12:00 noon Vendor Check-In Thursday 6/7 12:00pm —2:00am Required to be open Friday 6/8 12:00pm—2:00am Required to be open Saturday 6/9 12:00pm—2:00am Required to be open Sunday 6/10 12:00pm—2:00am Required to be open
VENDING CATEGORIES AND FEESARTIST/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 $1,200.00 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.
The fee for an artist/crafter space is $800.00 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 $1,000.00 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.
Vendors sell merchandise that they do not personally make by hand.CENTEROO MARKET (including Planet Roo)
The fee for a vendor space is $2,700.00 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 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.
The Main Venue will be open from approximately 1:00pm until midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The fee for a vendor space is $1,700.00 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 three vendor staff credentials that can access Vendor Camping. Additional vendor tickets must be purchased.CAMPGROUND
The fee for a vendor space is $2,050.00 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.
For businesses seeking additional presence at the festival, there are sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact email@example.com.
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.
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.
PAPERWORKEach 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 2016 does not guarantee a space in Bonnaroo 2018.
HOW TO APPLY
Please follow the link below to fill out an application online
Applications are due by Wednesday, March 1, 2018 and we will notify you of the status of your application by Saturday, March 17, 2018. We will continue to accept applications for our waiting list after March 1st until all spaces are filled.
All proposals will be reviewed, and an email will be sent to you indicating whether or not you have been accepted.
What's The C'roo?
The C’roo (pronounced kroo͞ , or you know…crew) is the name that we call our corps of volunteers at Bonnaroo!
How Do I Join The C'roo?
Interested in volunteering at Bonnaroo? Head to our volunteer page here!
Media & Press
How Can I Apply For A Press/Media Pass?
The application is not quite ready for 2018. Check back for updates!
I Have A Question Regarding Media/Press
For all media and press related questions or inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I Have A Question About Your Access Program
- What Is MyFest?
- What Is the Difference Between "E-List" And "MyFest"?
- What Happens If I Don't Create A MyFest Account?
- How Do I Sign In To MyFest?
- What Can I "Add" To MyFest?
- What Is The Music Player?
- Additional Questions About MyFest
What Is MyFest?
Creating a MyFest account today gives you access to the festival all at your fingertips. Once the festival schedule is available, you can prepare for the festival by creating a customized schedule based on the artists you want to see, and share with your friends so you can plan beforehand together.
What Is the Difference Between "E-List" And "MyFest"?
MyFest is how you customize your entire Bonnaroo Festival experience from which artists you want to see, and when you’re going to see them. Anything you add will be added to your customized MyFest on bonnaroo.com.
What Happens If I Don't Create A MyFest Account?
Basically, you can continue to use the entire site, listen to the music player, learn about bands, see when they are playing, participate in contests and all that jazz without ever interacting with MyFest. But you’d be missing out (and who wants to do that?). Signing up for MyFest lets you customize and compare your ideal festival weekend and keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening during the festival. Signing up for MyFest does not sign you up for our e-mail list.
And no, signing up for MyFest doesn’t mean we’ll bug you with any unwanted updates. You’re in control and you can customize as much as you want to.
How Do I Sign In To MyFest?
You can access MyFest by clicking on the horizontal bar at the top of the page. Simply click on the “MyFest” button. For first time users, you’ll be instructed to create an account.
The MyFest bar lives on every page and will keep you signed in once you log in. So you can go explore artists and craft your schedule, and always have access to your MyFest from every page.
What Can I "Add" To MyFest?
Anything that has a “+” or “+ ADD” button. This can include, but not limited to:
- Bands on the Lineup Page
- Individual Artist Pages
- Set Times from the Schedule Page
Keep an eye out for the “+” or “+ ADD” and make sure to click that button. Once you add something to MyFest, you will see the green bar on the left light up. This means your time has successfully been added to your MyFest so that you can stay updated with special notifications.
You can always remove something from MyFest as quickly as you can add it. Just look out for the “-“ or “- REMOVE” button.
What Is The Music Player?
The music player is a collection of Soundcloud tracks from artists appearing at Bonnaroo. It will stream continuously as you navigate throughout different pages of the website. You can activate the player without being signed into MyFest, either by clicking the play button on the bottom of the page, on the Lineup or Schedule Page or any Band’s Page.
Want to see the whole playlist and explore new artists? Click the up arrow button on the left side of the music player bar to see the whole list.
We chose Soundcloud to source all music tracks so that the artists could decide what music they wanted to share and so you wouldn’t have to create any other accounts to listen to it. As more artists add tracks to Soundcloud, we’ll add them to bonnaroo.com.
Additional Questions About MyFest
Contact us at email@example.com for any questions not answered here and we’ll help you out! Please be patient – we receive many emails and will answer them in the order received.