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Wristband registration is required for all attendees and ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and makes sure that your Bonnaroo experience remains yours. Wristband registration also offers you the option to sign up for Bonnaroo Cashless for easy and convenient cashless payment on The Farm (+ sign up for cashless using PayPal at least 48hrs before the festival and get a $5.00 Credit!)

5 lucky people who register their wristband before May 31, 2018 will be entered for a chance to win a free VIP upgrade for them + a friend! (rules apply)

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Bonnaroo Cashless: Pay With A Tap Of The Wrist!

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).


New For 2018: Use your PayPal account to register for Bonnaroo Cashless and not only will you be able to pay for food, drinks, merch, and more with the tap of a wrist, you’ll also receive a $5.00 Credit applied to your festival wristband good for your purchases on The Farm. Be sure to register before you leave home – only those who link their PayPal account 48 hours prior to the festival will be eligible for the offer.**

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Here’s how it works:


  1. While you register your wristband on your computer or mobile device, you will be given the option to link any of your credit cards or PayPal account to your wristband and set a required PIN for security. That’s all you have to do!
  2. Once you’re on The Farm, just order at any food or drink vendor location that accepts cashless (almost all of them), and let them know you are paying with your wristband.
  3. Then tap your wristband, enter your PIN, and go! (The future is NOW!)

  4. We still suggest that you bring some cash 💵 and/or a card 💳 as backup though, as many craft vendors and some other vendors may not be accepting cashless.

** See Offer Terms for details here

Cashless FAQs

Q. Do I have to Register my wristband?
A: Yes. While cashless registration is optional, you must Register your wristband for access into the festival as each wristband is uniquely identifiable to each patron.

Q: Do I have to sign up for Cashless?
A: No. Although Registering your wristband is required, cashless is not. That being said, we highly encourage it as it will make your life much easier while at Roo, and it might just save you from having to run back to your campsite to pick up a forgotten wallet during a big show. With cashless, your credit card is securely attached to your wrist! (plus, if you’re one of the first 15,000 to sign up for cashless using PayPal, you can get a $5 Instant Credit!)

Q: Will I need to bring any other forms of payment with me?
A: Yes. We would recommend bringing some cash and/or a credit/debit card with you to The Farm just in case the vendor you choose to shop with is one of the few that doesn’t accept cashless or in the very unlikely event of an issue with the cashless system.

Q: How does this work? Do I have to deposit money into an account or does it charge directly to my card?
A: With cashless at Bonnaroo, there is no need to load any money onto or “top up” your wristband as you might have experienced at some other events. When you register for the cashless option on your wristband you will securely link your credit or debit card with the wristband. So when you pay for something with your wristband, it will be just like swiping your card at a store.

Q: Will I be able to pay for food and drinks with my wristband?
A: Yes. Most food vendors on-site will accept cashless as a form of payment. That being said, we still recommend bringing cash and/or a card with you as a few food vendors, roaming food/drink carts, and craft merchants might not accept cashless.

Q: Will I be able to pay for crafts and craft vendors with my wristband?
A:No. We would recommend bringing cash and/or a card with you if you are interested in purchasing crafts.

Q: Will I be able to pay for Bonnaroo merchandise with my wristband?
A: YES! The Bonnaroo SuperStore and merchandise locations will accept cashless payment.

Q: Will there be ATMs on-site at the festival?
A: YES! These will be located around the grounds. Specific locations will be notated in the Bonnaroo mobile app.

Q: If I forget to register my wristband, can I do it on-site at the festival?
A: Yes. Located at the entrance to Centeroo there will be “Registration Kiosks” that will allow you to register your wristband and sign up for cashless. You will also be able to register your wristband at ANY point on your mobile device by going here:

Q: Will I be able to pay for showers with my wristband?
A: Yes, but only at our permanent showe locations (Plazas 2, 3, and 7). the other locations will require cash. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we wanted you to know ahead of time! We will be working to make this possible at ALL locations for future years though.

If you have questions or issues while registering your wristband, please contact Front Gate Tickets online or call (888) 512-SHOW (7469)

Have general questions about your wristband and Bonnaroo Cashless? Visit our Information page or email for more details.