Festival Information

  1. Prohibited & Allowed Items
  2. Map
  3. Festival Dates And Hours
  4. Packing List / Packing Suggestions
  5. Lost & Found
  6. ATMs & Cash
  7. Are Children Allowed At The Festival?
  8. Day Parking (Leaving and returning daily)
  9. Exit & Re-entry
  10. Safety & Medical
  11. Mobile App
  1. Prohibited & Allowed Items

    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.

    CAMPGROUNDS
    YES 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 Glass
    NO Kegs (link to policy)
    NO Weapons
    NO Drones
    NO Fireworks
    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 VENUE

    YES Empty water bottles(link to water info)
    YES 1 factory sealed water bottle (smaller than 1L please)
    YES Clear bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear pvc which do not exceed 20″ x 15″ x 9″
    YES Single pocket drawstring bags up to 14″ x 18″
    YES Waist pack, fanny packs, or similar
    YES Small Clutch Bags up to 4.5″ x 5.5″
    YES empty hydration packs with a gear capacity of 2.5L/150 cubic inches with no more than two front pockets. (i.e. water bladder + 2 additional front pockets). No larger than 20″ x 15″ x 9″.
    YES Blankets
    YES Lawn chair (less than a foot off the ground)
    YES Blankets
    YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
    YES Totem (Less than 7 feet tall, and less than 1 inch in diameter. Must be made of light material: swim noodles, foam type material, cardboard tubes, fabric, light plastic, balloons, aluminum and/or blow up items.)

    NO Food or drinks, other than water and small snacks (Trail mix, yes. Double cheeseburger, no.)
    NO Selfie sticks, go pro sticks, tripods
    NO Outside alcohol (alcohol will be sold in venue)
    NO Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground
    NO Totems made of hard woods and/or other materials that may cause injury if dropped. This includes flag poles and heavy sticks.
    NO Anything that’s prohibited elsewhere on festival grounds


    ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
  2. Map
    2020 Map coming soon

    BASIC 2020 MAP: Because Bonnaroo is a temporary city, the Bonnaroo 2020 map won’t be finalized until about a month before the event. That being said, you can take a look at this partial map here, to get a general idea.
    *map is subject to change.




  3. Festival Dates And Hours
    Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be held June 11-14, 2020.

    CAMPING
    The General Admission (GA) Campgrounds open at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

    The VIP and Platinum Campgrounds open at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 11, 2020. 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 15, 2020.

    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 11, and stays open non-stop, just like Las Vegas, until Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 PM (or when the final act begins to play in the main venue).

    MAIN VENUE
    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).
  4. Packing List / Packing Suggestions

    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
      • Tarp
    • Cooler and/or water jugs (ice available for purchase throughout the campgrounds)
    • Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
    • Stainless steel water bottle (or two!)
    • A Bonnaroo-branded Lodge Cast Iron skillet so you can cook at your own campsite for an authentic Bonnaroo experience (available HERE after April 12th)
    • 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)
    • Sunglasses
    • 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
  5. 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.

    If the Info Booth doesn’t have it you shouldn’t give up yet! Head on over to bonnaroo.com/lost to submit a claim. If a fellow Bonnaroovian turns it in we’ll be able to match it up with you.

  6. ATMs & Cash

    Yes. If you need cash, ATMs can be found throughout Centeroo, at the General Stores, and at most Plazas.

    Heard about Bonnaroo Cashless? Bonnaroo Cashless is the easy way for you to pay for food, drinks, merch and more with the tap of a wrist. It’s basically magic, but cooler (OK, maybe not cooler, but it’s pretty cool). Cashless is secure, free, and easy to use. You’ll simply link a credit card to your wrisband when you register your wrisband before the festival.

  7. Are Children Allowed At The Festival?

    Yes, children are allowed at Bonnaroo and Bonnaroo is an all ages event. There is no minimum age to attend. Children 10yrs old and under (at the time of the fest) may attend without a ticket as long as they are accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

    Family Camping is also available as one of our “community camps” at no additional cost (you’ll just need a normal car camping pass if you have a car). 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. Here you can expect a quieter environment with other families nearby, as well as a relatively central location in the campgrounds. Expecting parents are also welcome in this area. Please email FamilyCamping@Bonnaroo.com to register to camp in the Family Camping area ahead of time. The deadline to register will be May 29th, 2020.

  8. Day Parking (Leaving and returning daily)

    If you are not camping or are parking just for the day, you still 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 13th at 8 AM. If you are arriving before that, you must have a Car Camping Pass. You cannot sleep in your car in the day parking lot.

  9. 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?

  10. Safety & Medical

    We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment at Bonnaroo. On-site security, emergency medical staff, and crisis counselors 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 Kalliope 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, physicians, and a crisis counselor, and a roaming medical staff is always on duty in the concert venue.

    Safety Staff

    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.

    Food Safety

    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.

  11. Mobile App

    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

Before Buying Tickets

  1. Vehicle Pass Types
  2. The Buying Process
  3. Layaway Payment Plans
  4. Ticket Tiers (what are they?)
  5. Single VIP or Platinum Tickets
  6. Fake Tickets & Wristbands
  7. Ticket Fee & Tax Details
  8. Purchasing Tickets Over The Phone
  9. Is It OK To Buy From A Third Party?
  1. Vehicle Pass Types
    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 13 at 8 AM
    • If you are a Companion Vehicle entering with an RV and parking within the RV campsite

    Note: Car Camping passes are per vehicle, and you cannot get more space than you have vehicles for. e.g. you may not show up with one car but 2 car passes and expect to get 2 campsites. you will only get 1 campsite per vehicle – regardless of how many passes you have.


    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 13 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)

    NEITHER
    • If you are a VIP ticket holder, you will receive a VIP-specific camping hangtag
    • If you are a Platinum 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 our rental or souvenir tents or glamping area and are a GA ticket holder, you will receive a Tents & Glamping hangtag
    • If you are only bringing an RV (or any vehicle larger than a 15-passenger van), you will need an RV Pass
  2. The Buying Process

    From our tickets page, the “buy now” links will take you to our ticketing site hosted by Front Gate Tickets. Front Gate handles all things associated directly with your purchase order including customer service for things like payment, order changes, wristband shipments, etc.

    Create An Account: When you add a ticket to your cart, you will be prompted to create or sign into a Front Gate Tickets account. This is required and is the account you will need to log in to if you ever want to review or update your order. It’s a good idea to create a Front Gate Tickets account ahead of time if you are buying at a busy time and want to be able to move quickly.

    Time Limit: Once you cart a ticket, you will have a limited time to finish checkout. So be sure you know what you want before going in. This is done to make sure that everyone has a fair chance at the limited ticket volume and nobody can hold onto them indefinitely without purchasing them.

    Payment Plans: Near the end of the checkout process you will have the option of splitting your order into multiple payments. This can be done to any order and will split your ENTIRE oder cost based on a percentage.

    Customer service and getting prompt help: Your best contact for ticketing related support is Front Gate Tickets. They can also be reached by phone at 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  3. Layaway Payment Plans

    On the checkout page (near the end of the purchase process) 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 $10. This layaway plan applies to everything in your cart at checkout – not just your tickets. Layaway plans can be applied to any purchase over $280. Purchaser must agree to the Layaway Plan Terms & Conditions, including a default policy.

    After your first payment is made, the follow-up payments will be drawn automatically from the same payment method on the specified due dates. If you would like to update your payment info or simply log in to review your order details, simply go to bonnaroo.frontgatetickets.com (where you originally purchased the tickets) and click “sign in” at the top of the page. Once signed in, click on “manage order” in the same top navigation bar and input your order details. Once logged into the order, you will be able to update your payment and/or shipping information.

    Can I finish paying off my payment plan early? Yep! details here

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE
    (If purchase before Dec 30, 2019. Prices below rounded to the nearest full dollar amount)

    • At Purchase: 1.5% of total + 1.5% of fees + 100% of shipping
      ($30 for 1 GA ticket at tier 2 price)
    • January, 10 2020: 24.62% due
      ($87 for 1 GA ticket at tier 2)
    • February 7, 2020: 24.62% due
      ($87 for 1 GA ticket at tier 2)
    • March 6, 2020: 24.63% due
      ($87 for 1 GA ticket at tier 2)
    • April 3, 2020 24.63% due
      ($87 for 1 GA ticket at tier 2)

    Do they work for VIP or Platinum too? YES payment plans can be applied to ANY purchase over $280 (except for nashville shuttles). You can see the detailed payment schedule at checkout when you select your payment plan based on the contents of your shopping cart.

  4. Ticket Tiers (what are they?)

    Ticket 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.

  5. Single VIP or Platinum Tickets

    VIP and Platinum tickets are best purchased in pairs and those pairs come with 1 VIP or Platinum car pass included. That being said, if you need a single VIP or Platinum ticket to round out an odd numbered group of friends, those are available on the tickets page too. PLEASE NOTE: single VIP tickets do not come with a car pass included, and there will only be a very small number of VIP car passes sold outside of the standard 2 ticket packages. This is done to encourage carpooling and to maintain the limited space of VIP camping – ensuring that all our patrons get a great camping spot close to Centeroo.

    if you need help with your specific order, please reach out to Front Gate Tickets. If you have general questions about Bonnaroo or VIP please email us at info@Bonnaroo.com. If you have questions about Platinum specifically, plelase write us at Platinum@bonnaroo.com

  6. 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.
  7. Ticket Fee & Tax Details

    GA Tickets: on a single GA ticket at tier 1, fees are $23.98 and taxes are 9.75%. Our fees include a charity donation to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a greening and environmental initiatives fee, among other applicable fees.

    GA+ Tickets: on a single GA+ ticket at tier 2, fees are $33.17 and taxes are 9.75%. Our fees include a charity donation to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a greening and environmental initiatives fee, among other applicable fees.

    VIP Tickets: on a PAIR of VIP Tickets at tier 2 price, fees are $91.84 and taxes are 9.75%. Our fees include a charity donation to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a greening and environmental initiatives fee, among other applicable fees.

    Platinum Tickets: on a PAIR of Platinum Tickets, fees are $243.66 and taxes are 9.75%. Our fees include a charity donation to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a greening and environmental initiatives fee, among other applicable fees.

  8. Purchasing Tickets Over The Phone

    Please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  9. Is It OK To Buy 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. If you want 100% confidence in your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through the link on our tickets page or through a friend’s link in our OFFICIAL ambassador program (powered by “Verve”). In the event of a festival cancellation, your tickets may only be refunded when purchased through our official site. Tickets from other websites or resellers cannot be verified by the festival. WE DO NOT WANT YOU TO GET 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. Don’t get scammed!
    • Removing a wristband automatically voids it (unless by accident or for safety reasons, in which case you need to get a replacement wristband from a customer service booth at the festival – this will require you to prove your purchase information). Festival Security will check every wristband to assure it has not been removed or passed between multiple people.

After Buying Tickets

  1. I Didn't Receive A Confirmation Of My Purchase. What Do I Do?
  2. Updating Or Checking Order Information
  3. Questions About An Order Already Placed
  4. Changing Shipping Address
  5. Wristband Shipment Info
  6. Will Call & Box Office
  7. Wristband Shipped To The Wrong Address Or Returned To Sender
  1. 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 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  2. Updating Or Checking 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.

  3. 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 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  4. Changing Shipping Address

    When you purchase your tickets, you are required to create a Front Gate Tickets account. This account is where you can edit order information like your shipping address.

    HOW TO LOG IN: Head to http://bonnaroo.frontgatetickets.com and click “sign in” in the top menu bar. Once logged in, you can head to your profile and “manage orders”. There you can update information on your specific orders.

    SHIPPING ADDRESS DEADLINES Tickets generally ship in early May. So if you are trying to change your address in the Front Gate system, make sure to do it before then. Think you might be too late? Not to worry! Please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469) and they can help you organize picking up your tickets at will call.

  5. 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 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  6. Will Call & Box Office

    Except for last minute purchases and international orders, most tickets will be shipped out prior to the festival. Under special circumstances, some tickets will need to be picked up at Will Call when you arrive at the festival. If that is the case, you will receive instructions on how and where to pick up your tickets.

    ***Tickets may only be picked up by the original buyer with valid photo ID.

    2020 Will Call Specific Location & Hours COMING SOON

    For some context, in 2019 (last year) the will call and Bonnaroo box office was located primarily at the Coffee County Central High School, then moved to the festival tollbooths after Thursday. Making sure that people pick up their tickets at an off site location helps keep car lines moving quickly.
  7. Wristband Shipped To The Wrong Address Or Returned To Sender

    Not to worry! Please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469) and they will help you cancel the tickets that were shipped, and then set you up to . pick up . your tickets at will call when you get to the festival.

Getting To The Fest

  1. How To Get To Bonnaroo
  2. Tollbooths & Vehicle Entrances
  3. Prohibited & Allowed Items
  4. Airport Transportation
  5. Arrival Tips
  1. How To Get To Bonnaroo

    DIRECTIONS BY CAR
    If 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.

    The actual street address of the festival is 627 Campground Rd, Manchester, Tennessee 37355 BUT as you approach, you should start to follow signs and directions from police and staff rather than your GPS.

    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.

    Visit our transportation page for details on our transportation offerings: Bonnaroo.com/transportation/

    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.

  2. Tollbooths & Vehicle Entrances

    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, Tents & Glamping, 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. There is a small area where you can wait for each other if you get separated in security lines, but you still need to arrive around the same time. Actually, if you’re traveling with a large group, there is another way: see our Groop Camping option.

  3. Prohibited & Allowed Items

    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.

    CAMPGROUNDS
    YES 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 Glass
    NO Kegs (link to policy)
    NO Weapons
    NO Drones
    NO Fireworks
    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 VENUE

    YES Empty water bottles(link to water info)
    YES 1 factory sealed water bottle (smaller than 1L please)
    YES Clear bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl, or clear pvc which do not exceed 20″ x 15″ x 9″
    YES Single pocket drawstring bags up to 14″ x 18″
    YES Waist pack, fanny packs, or similar
    YES Small Clutch Bags up to 4.5″ x 5.5″
    YES empty hydration packs with a gear capacity of 2.5L/150 cubic inches with no more than two front pockets. (i.e. water bladder + 2 additional front pockets). No larger than 20″ x 15″ x 9″.
    YES Blankets
    YES Lawn chair (less than a foot off the ground)
    YES Blankets
    YES Point and shoot cameras / cameras with detachable lens less than 2” long
    YES Totem (Less than 7 feet tall, and less than 1 inch in diameter. Must be made of light material: swim noodles, foam type material, cardboard tubes, fabric, light plastic, balloons, aluminum and/or blow up items.)

    NO Food or drinks, other than water and small snacks (Trail mix, yes. Double cheeseburger, no.)
    NO Selfie sticks, go pro sticks, tripods
    NO Outside alcohol (alcohol will be sold in venue)
    NO Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground
    NO Totems made of hard woods and/or other materials that may cause injury if dropped. This includes flag poles and heavy sticks.
    NO Anything that’s prohibited elsewhere on festival grounds


    ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
  4. Airport Transportation
    We’ve got you covered! Check out our Airport Shuttle information to see how we’ll get you from baggage claim to The Farm.

    Have questions? Email us at hotelandairportshuttles@bonnaroo.com
  5. Arrival Tips
    • 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?

    • Law enforcement is looking out for your safety and want you to have a good time. Tell them thank you and trust that they want to get you onto the Farm more than anyone.

    • 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. We suggest stopping and filling up when you’re still an hour or so away – things will get more crowded as you get closer.
    • 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.

Wristband Info

  1. I Accidentally Tightened My Wristband Before Putting It On Or It Arrived Damaged. What Do I Do?
  2. Wristband Registration (It's Required!)
  3. Official Wristband Policy
  4. Wristband Shipment Info
  5. Lost or Stolen Wristband
  6. Does My Wristband Let Me See All Of The Artists Performing?
  1. 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.

  2. Wristband Registration (It's Required!)

    Like all years, all Bonnaroovians are required to register his/her RFID wristband. It’s your ticket and your investment. Registering will establish its authenticity and ensure that your uniquely coded wristband belongs to you. Connecting will also enhance your Bonnaroo experience with social media features, possible VIP upgrades, and other perks.

    In order to register your wristband you will need your wristband identification number, which can be found on the back of the saddle of your wristband (the part thats a central, different color).

    You can also conveniently register your wristband right in the Bonnaroo mobile app.

    We ask that all Bonnaroovians apply their wristband before arriving to the festival Tollbooths.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  5. Lost or Stolen Wristband

    If your wristband has been lost or stolen, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469) in advance of the festival.

  6. 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.

Camping

  1. Vehicle Pass Types
  2. Camping Space Size
  3. What Is A "Plaza"?
  4. Campground Opening Times
  5. Accessible Camping (ADA, Camping With Disabilities)
  6. Groop Camping
  7. Community Camping (themed camps)
  8. Tent Only Camping (camping without a vehicle)
  9. Family Camping
  10. RV Info (General)
  11. RV Servicing
  12. RV Power & Electricity
  13. Tent Rentals & Glamping
  14. VIP Camping
  15. Vehicle Policy
  16. Campground Vendors & General Stores
  17. Electrical Outlets & Wi-Fi
  18. Alcohol Policy
  19. Campfire Policy
  20. Gasoline, Propane, and Charcoal Policy
  21. Bicycles & Bikes
  22. Who's Allowed In The Campgrounds?
  23. Do I HAVE To Sleep In A Tent?
  24. Can A GA Person Camp In VIP?
  25. Can I Bring A Guitar? Instruments?
  26. ATMs & Cash
  1. Vehicle Pass Types
    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 13 at 8 AM
    • If you are a Companion Vehicle entering with an RV and parking within the RV campsite

    Note: Car Camping passes are per vehicle, and you cannot get more space than you have vehicles for. e.g. you may not show up with one car but 2 car passes and expect to get 2 campsites. you will only get 1 campsite per vehicle – regardless of how many passes you have.


    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 13 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)

    NEITHER
    • If you are a VIP ticket holder, you will receive a VIP-specific camping hangtag
    • If you are a Platinum 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 our rental or souvenir tents or glamping area and are a GA ticket holder, you will receive a Tents & Glamping hangtag
    • If you are only bringing an RV (or any vehicle larger than a 15-passenger van), you will need an RV Pass
  2. Camping Space Size
    If you are Car Camping in GA, you will be given a spot that is 400 square feet (roughly 20×20 feet INCLUDING the space where your vehicle goes).

    If you are Car Camping in VIP, you will be given a spot that is 440 square feet.
  3. 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.

  4. Campground Opening Times

    The General Admission (GA) Campgrounds open at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

    The VIP Campgrounds open at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

    The parking lot for those with Day Parking Passes will open at 8:00 AM Thursday, June 11, 2020.

    All campgrounds close at 12:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020.

    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.

  5. Accessible Camping (ADA, Camping With Disabilities)

    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

  6. 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 groopcamping@bonnaroo.com

  7. Community Camping (themed camps)

    Community Camping is essentially a themed Groop Camp. While Groop camping is for fans to organize their own large groups, community camping is organized by Bonnaroo and open to anyone.

    Two main themed community camps will be available in 2020: SheROO for female-identified and/or gender non-binary Bonnaroovians, and Solo Roo for people coming alone and looking for a fun group of new friends. 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 communitycamping@bonnaroo.com

  8. Tent Only Camping (camping without a vehicle)
    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. NEW FOR 2020, this area will be close to Plaza 7 (The Ville and the Grove!).

    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 Plaza 7: The Grove and The Ville
    • Close to 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 Parking or Car Camping Pass to enter the Tollbooths, which can be purchased here (note that the car PARKING lot for day-parking passes does not open till THURSDAY morning). 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.

  9. Family Camping

    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.

  10. RV Info (General)

    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.

    We are happy to announce the option to power your RV with the RV Power Pass! Head here for more info!

  11. RV Servicing

    There are no water hookups but we will have a mobile water refill/pump option for RV’s available through United Site Services for a fee.

    You can reach United Site Services by flagging them down in the campgrounds or by calling them at 1-800-Toilets (864-5387)

  12. RV Power & Electricity

    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.

    EXAMPLES:

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    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.
  13. Tent Rentals & Glamping

    Formerly known as Le Bon Tents, the new and improved tent rentals and glamping options have more options than ever before.

    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 onsitetent@bonnaroo.com.

    Parking

    Each GA package will include one glamping area 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 the glamping area when you arrive on The Farm along with check-in procedures. Each GA purchase and rental will get a single tents area 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. An extra glamping hangtag will not be provided and is not necessary for entry.

    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/Cabana rental and no refund will be issued.

    Have questions? email us at Onsitetent@Bonnaroo.com

    Back to Tents & Glamping Page
  14. VIP Camping

    The VIP Campgrounds OPEN at 7:00 AM on Thursday, June 11, 2020 and CLOSE at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020.

    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 click here.

  15. 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
    • Segways
    • Four Wheelers
    • Pocket Bikes

    Any of these items must be left at a designated area at the Tollbooths according to Security guidelines.

  16. Campground Vendors & General Stores

    There will be food vendors throughout the campgrounds (along with a lot of other fun and convenient stuff), so there’s no need to walk all the way to Centeroo for a late night snack.

    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, check here!

  17. Electrical Outlets & Wi-Fi

    There will be Wi-Fi available at each Plaza, as well as cell phone charging stations. Charging stations are first come first serve, and wifi can be subject to high traffic. Can you upload come pics, and chat with friends in the “real world”? of course. Should you try to stream a movie? Probably not.

    There are no outlets your personal campsites unless you rent one of our tents with this feature.

  18. 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.

  19. Campfire Policy

    Campfires are NOT allowed at Bonnaroo. Open flames will not be permitted within the campgrounds or festival site with the only exception being permitted small grills for cooking.

    GRILLS: If you have a portable grill or stove, you may bring up to 40 lbs of charcoal and/or a small (20 lbs or less) container of propane. Please note, the small green Coleman propane tanks are limited to 2 per grill.

  20. Gasoline, Propane, and 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 (20 lbs or less) container of propane. Please note, the small green Coleman propane tanks are limited to 2 per grill.

  21. Bicycles & Bikes

    No bikes, scooters, skateboards or other similar transportation devices will be permitted. 2-wheeled objects will not be permitted within the campgrounds or festival site. If you are riding a bike to the fest, please plan to park or store if off the grounds somewhere.

  22. Who's Allowed In The Campgrounds?

    Anyone with a valid Bonnaroo wristband (i.e. ticket to the festival) is allowed in the GA campgrounds, which is where most Plazas and activities are. You will need a VIP wristband to access th eVIP campgrounds, or a Platinum wristband to access the Platinum campgrounds though. VIP & Platinum are allowed in GA campgrounds too.

  23. 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. You do you.

    SLEEP SAFE: Please be mindful of safety if you choose to sleep in a vehicle. Always make sure it is well ventilated and NEVER sleep in a running car. And always be mindful of where your car exhaust is and make sure it is never venting into an enclosed area like a neighbor’s tent.

  24. Can A GA Person Camp In VIP?

    Someone with a GA ticket cannot access the VIP campgrounds. People with VIP or Platinum tickets can access the GA campgrounds though.

  25. 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.

  26. ATMs & Cash

    Yes. If you need cash, ATMs can be found throughout Centeroo, at the General Stores, and at most Plazas.

    Heard about Bonnaroo Cashless? Bonnaroo Cashless is the easy way for you to pay for food, drinks, merch and more with the tap of a wrist. It’s basically magic, but cooler (OK, maybe not cooler, but it’s pretty cool). Cashless is secure, free, and easy to use. You’ll simply link a credit card to your wrisband when you register your wrisband before the festival.

Hotels & Shuttles

  1. Shuttle Services
  2. Booking A Hotel
  1. Shuttle Services
    We offer many types of shuttles!

    NASHVILLE SHUTTLE
    Coming in from Nashville? Take the shuttle and leave the driving to us. For more info, head here!

    HOTEL SHUTTLE
    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!

    AIRPORT SHUTTLE
    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!
  2. 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.

On-Site Info

  1. Bathrooms And Showers
  2. Where Can I Go If I Need Medical Or Safety Help?
  3. Staying Hydrated
  4. Locker Rentals
  5. What Is Centeroo?
  1. 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 all PLAZA locations except Plaza 8, indicated on your festival map. Showers are operated and cleaned by our very own shower fairies during hours of operations:
    Wednesday from 9pm – 12am at PLAZAs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10.
    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. Take advantage of happy hour pricing where showers are just $5 from 2pm-6pm and again from 10pm-2am.

    In addition, we will have port-a-John’s and set up throughout the campgrounds, Centeroo and the Main Venue.

  2. 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, please act like it is.

  3. Staying 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.

  4. Locker Rentals

    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.

    Rent yours now at http://www.bonnaroolockers.com/

  5. 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 and stays open non-stop, just like Las Vegas, until Sunday 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

  1. How Is Bonnaroo Ensuring A Safe Event?
  2. Medical Tent Locations
  3. Medication & Prescriptions
  1. How Is Bonnaroo Ensuring A Safe Event?

    We work year-round with local, state, and federal law enforcement, security officials, and harm reduction experts 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.

  2. Medical Tent Locations

    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.

  3. Medication & Prescriptions

    You are perfectly allowed to have your medications (we want you to stay healthy!). Over the counter medications are allowed at Bonnaroo in reasonable personal quantities. If you are bringing prescription medication, 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.

Vendors & Volunteers

  1. Vendor Information
  2. Food Vendor Information
  3. Craft Vendor Information
  4. The C'roo (Volunteer Program)
  5. How Do I Join The C'roo? (Volunteer Program)
  1. Vendor Information

    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.

    To fill out an application please scroll down to either the FOOD VENDOR FAQ or the CRAFT VENDOR FAQ.

    General questions may be directed to vendors@bonnaroo.com — **please note that sending an email to this address does not take the place of filing an application**

  2. Food Vendor Information

    2020 vendor details and application links coming soon.

  3. Craft Vendor Information

    2020 vendor details and application links coming soon.

  4. The C'roo (Volunteer Program)

    The C’roo (pronounced kroo͞ , or you know…crew) is the name that we call our corps of volunteers at Bonnaroo!

  5. How Do I Join The C'roo? (Volunteer Program)
    Interested in volunteering at Bonnaroo? Head to our volunteer page here!

Sponsors, Media, and Press

  1. How Do I Become A Partner or Sponsor?
  2. How Can I Apply For A Press/Media Pass?
  3. I Have A Question Regarding Media/Press
  1. How Do I Become A Partner or Sponsor?
    Please contact sponsor@bonnaroo.com with inquiries.
  2. How Can I Apply For A Press/Media Pass?

    The 2020 application is not open yet, but check our press page for a link to the application when it’s ready.

  3. I Have A Question Regarding Media/Press
    For all media and press related questions or inquiries, please contact publicity@bonnaroo.com.

Accessibility

  1. Access Program For Patrons With Disabilities
  1. Access Program For Patrons With Disabilities
    We’re happy to help! You should be able to find what you’re looking for in the Bonnaroo Access guide and if you still have questions, please email access@bonnaroo.com.