Once In A Lifetime. Every Time.
Camping at Bonnaroo is hardly “camping” by most definitions of the word – it’s an endless adventure of discovery and human connection with your fellow Bonnaroovians, and a key part of the Bonnaroo experience. Expect crazy surprises, unique adventures, and stories you’ll tell for a lifetime – this is NOT your average festival camping.
Our plazas are headed for their best year yet in 2020. Stay tuned for more updates between now and the festival.
Plazas: Campground Hubs Of Adventure & Convenience
Plazas are strategically located public places throughout the campgrounds for the community to gather, explore art & activities, as well as access amenities like info, medical or safety staff. No matter where you’re camped, you’ll have a plaza nearby. 2020 Plaza information coming soon!
All Plazas Include:
fun activities, parties, and art 👨🎤, shade 🌴, Free public Wifi📱, showers 🚿, charging stations ⚡️, drinking water💧, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers ♻️, misting stations 💦, medical 🚑, safety stations 🚨, information ℹ️, and portable restrooms 🚽
2020 Plaza Info
Sanctuary Of Self Love (Plaza 2)
Curated By Hayley Williams of Paramore
The sanctuary is the place to come back to yourself. Perfectly Curated modalities will reground and recenter your weekend with mindful movement practices like yoga and improv dance sessions, to deep sound bath rituals to relax your mind and muscles and rejuvenate your cells. Talks and panel sessions with offerings of powerful tools for mental clarity and personal transformation will give you the tools to thrive guide you towards thriving with your own clear inner-compass and experience a different kind of magic you never expected to experience at from Bonnaroo.
For the first time, The Sanctuary of Self Love will also include our healers village where pre-booked 1on1’s include massage, aura photography and reiki sessions. This year we bring back the Good Dye Young Hair Salon, bigger and better than before. We also bring back a space for yoga that is double in size from last year and a sound bath room to soothe your soul.
Stay tuned for updates!
Where In The Woods
Southeast Of Plaza 2
Re- imagined and re-oriented, Where in the Woods is back! Come get lost and find the stage hidden in the trees. The new where stage features DJs and surprise sets late into the night with a dance floor that comes to life with lights and sounds. These woods create an unforgettable magical landscape for late night fun and day-time escape from reality. Relax by hanging in a hammock or playing some gigantic games. Release your inner forest animal and party like crazy or lose yourself in immersive artistic environments and much more. Come explore and find fun wherever you are in the woods!
Trying to sleep nearby? We get it. We’re re-orienting the layout of the Where Stage to point the noise towards the forest animals rather than your campsite. The squirrels are pumped.
The Ville & The Grove (Plaza 7)
Bonnaroo meets Music City in Plaza 7 at THE VILLE! Right next to The Grove, this barn and its surrounding area will bring you the best of Nashville’s live music, food, art, and SO. MUCH. MORE. With Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and local maker-space Fort Houston curating this experience, you can expect to feel Nashville’s creative energy in this central campground hub. Kick off opening night at THE VILLE with Whiskey Jam, a local Nashville favorite for weekly live music events. Whiskey Jam carries on the cherished Music City tradition of “you never know who you’re gonna see” on any given night, in addition, local Nashville artists of all genres will perform on the stage throughout the weekend. Keeping it local, THE VILLE will also showcase Nashville restaurants, art and makers. Come hang for Whiskey Jam’s Thursday night party and keep checking back throughout the festival for an amazing time – day or night. Stay tuned for more updates!
House Of Yes & Little Cinema
House of Yes and Little Cinema are back, bringing Brooklyn magic to Bonnaroo with more psychedelic circus spectacles than ever before! Enjoy jaw dropping circus acts, drag queens and fantastic feats of skill at Dirty Circus, get your mind blown with interactive immersive screenings at Little Cinema and Cinema Club, and dance your heart out with us at our opening night and closing night parties! They’ll also help us lead Bonnaroo’s annual Pride Parade! Whatever you do this Bonnaroo, make some time to come play and just say YES!
Gallactic Giddy-Up (Plaza 5)
WHERE INTERSTELLAR VIBES MEET RHINESTONE RIDICULOUS
Sound a little crazy? Good. Groop camping is long overdue for a place of their own, so we’re building a NEW Plaza right inside groop camping, and we’re bringing the silliness (don’t worry, non-groop folks can easily visit too). This plaza is all about empowering the awesome and wonderfully weird Bonnaroovian community, so hold onto your 10-gallon hat or your space helmet, because we’ve got some fun stuff in store.
Expect groop and community oriented games, activities, parties, and mixers that help bring the groop community together like never before. Catch competitions judged by celebrity guests, talent shows, Bonnaroovian battle of the bands, comedy open mic sets, and even some good ol’ fashioned line dancing. Want to throw your own shindig in plaza 5? In the spirit of Groop, we’ll be crowdsourcing some of the fun too! We’ve got cool ideas in the works, and we’re excited to announce more soon.
Oh and OF COURSE all the best things you can expect from any plaza, but now inside groop camping, including: Bathrooms🚽, showers🚿, shade and chill space⛺️, fans & misters💦, food & beverage vendors🍔, charging stations🔌, info boothℹ️, medical🚑, security👮♀️, and more.
More details coming before the festival!
The Boogaloo Of Wonder (Plaza 6)
Drop in the Boogaloo of Wonder for a relaxing space and a haven of artistic exploration. Take in projections and lights, games with friends, lounge space, and more exciting things to be announced.
The Barnyard (Plaza 9)
This plaza’s permanent barn is taking “The Farm” a bit more literally. Stop by for daytime comforts, games, art, and more – all themed in ridiculous barnyard fashion. Oh and of course some late night surprises if you’re a lucky duck. More details soon.
SheROO: Women’s Camp
Presented by Conscious City Guide
SheRoo is home to an inclusive plaza for everyone to come play with the divine aspects of the female energy within us all. Nurture the feminine and how you identify with it while exploring the energetic dance between the Yin and the Yang. Through empowered mentoring, sensual activations and gentle group experiences, SheRoo holds space to foster your female-Yin. The camp grounds will host women and non-binary Bonnaroovians who wish to cultivate community throughout all of Bonnaroo. Unlike most plazas, this one is connected to the “themed community camp” of SheRoo and you can choose to camp here if you’d like – you just need a special SheRoo car camping pass.
NEW: Some Surprises Coming North Of The Woods…
Where In The Woods has been an exciting new addition to the Farm, but what about the area just Northeast of it? No, not Plaza 2… we’re talking about that small clearing right up against the woods. The Bonnaroo elves are cooking up some magic and we’re excited to announce more details as we get closer to the festival.
Living on The Farm:
Camping, Hotels, & Much More
Believe it or not, you WILL want to sleep at some point. But don’t worry, from good old festival camping to some full-on fancy-pants glamping, we’ve got you covered with all sorts of options:
- Car & RV camping
- Groop & Community camping
- Rentable Le Bon Tents & glamping
- Hotels with direct shuttles
- Daily Nashville shuttle packages to and from Music City
- and much more!
The newly revamped VIP Campground Plaza features air-conditioning, private bars, complimentary wifi, daily yoga classes, games, live video feeds of the festival performances, and much more – available exclusively to VIP & Platinum patrons.Explore VIP & Platinum
The REAL Bathrooms
Awww Yisss 🙌. New as of 2016 (and always improving) Bonnaroo’s permanent Bathroom facilities are equipped with clean running water and plenty of real flushable toilets. Located near the tower entrance to Centeroo and along the road between the main stage and the which stage field, they’re always there when you need them.
Showers can be found at most Plaza locations, indicated on your festival map. Showers are operated and cleaned by our very own shower fairies during hours of operations:
SHOWER DETAILS (Subject to change)
- Wednesday from 9pm – 12 am (at Plazas 2, 3 and 10 only)
- Thursday – Sunday from 6am – 2am (all Plazas)
- On Monday, showers will be open from 6am – 11am (all Plazas)
COST: Showers cost $10 during peak hours (daily between 6am – 2pm and 6pm – 10pm), and we also offer $5 “happy hours” during off-peak hours (daily from 2 pm – 6 pm and 10 pm – 2 am).
Forget something? We’ve got you covered. There are two well-stocked General Stores on-site – one near the tower entrance to Centeroo, and one near the entrance to the Main Venue (by The Arch). Each store offers personal hygiene items, batteries, disposable cameras, ice, beer, water, soda, food – you get the picture. If you forgot something, get it here!
Bonnaroo Lockers (Available soon)
Reserve your locker in advance for the ultimate convenience. Lockers are located just inside Centeroo, patiently waiting to be filled with your sweatshirts for late night, glitter for touch-ups and more!
What to Pack
Prepare thyself! Need some pointers on how to impROOve your camping experience? Just because we’re camping doesn’t mean we are roughing it.
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
- Camping gear
- Tents & Shelters (you will want SHADE!)
- Sleeping Bags & Beds
- Cooler and/or water jugs (ice available for purchase throughout the campgrounds)
- Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
- Stainless steel water bottle (or two!)
- Camping chairs, tables, and anything else that might help create a comfy home-away- from home
- Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
- Your favorite hoodie (yes, it CAN get cold in TN)
- Extra shoes/sneakers (treat yo feet!)
- Mud boots (in case it rains)
- Bug spray (we recommend without DEET – be green!)
- Sunscreen (lots of it)
- A hat for shade
- A bandana (in Tennessee, in June, you’re going to sweat)
- Biodegradable plastic bags for trash (we do provide some bags for trash and recycling, but extras are nice)
- Toilet paper (you never know)
- Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
- Extra set of keys to keep with you at all times (avoid keeping keys in your car!)
YOU DON’T NEED IT TO SURVIVE, BUT YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU HAVE IT
- Small stove or grill if you would like to cook some of your own food (please obey our Gasoline/Charcoal/Propane Policy)
- Small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring any valuables – if you must, keep them locked out of view in your vehicle) or rent one of our lockers
- Vehicle key code (this makes it easy for the locksmith to duplicate your car key if you lose it)
- Phosphate-free and sulfate-free soaps, detergents and shampoos
- Smokers – bring an ashtray! Every butt you throw on the ground, someone has to pick up!
- Extra clown nose
- Blanket (for sitting)
- Earplugs (for sleeping)
- Portable speakers or radio