MANCHESTER, Tenn. — One of the most iconic and legendary music festivals in Tennessee was set to return after 3 years. The 2020 and 2021 events were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and flooding in Tennessee.
Bonnaroo kicked off on Thursday in Manchester with more than 150 performances scheduled and more than ten stages where fans could cheer and musicians could play. The music festival routinely attracts thousands of people to spend four days in a 700-acre space, enjoying all the good times to be had. The festival will continue until June 19.
Some of the performances include King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and Billy Strings. Slowthai was also set to perform, and so was Chvrches, Judah and the Lion as well as Puscifer.
The Other Stage, which primarily features electronic music, featured all-night performances and DJ sets through sunrise each day.
Plazas returned to the festival, acting as hubs where people could grab some shade, enjoy free public Wi-Fi, charging stations, misting stations, showers, restrooms as well as find safety stations and medical stations.
There was also an on-site transportation system, called Jamtrak. Bonnaroo shuttle buses departed twice a day from Nashville and return from the event area twice each night, with pickup locations near downtown Nashville and in Manchester.
There were also air-conditioned tents available for GA, GA+ and VIP ticket holders. Temperatures in Manchester were expected to be in the upper 80s and low 90s during the weekend of Bonnaroo. Festivalgoers should make sure to drink plenty of water and find breaks from the fun, staying safe in the hot weather.
General admission tickets for the festival started at $350, with the cost rising for each level. Platinum tickets cost $3,500 which include several upgrades such as up-close viewing at all main stages and an exclusive campground. Tickets went on sale in January.