BONNAROO Held on a sprawling 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day immersive experience, celebrating the best in live music entertainment from timeless legends to emerging artists in rock, hip hop, electronic, jazz and Americana. Since 2002, Bonnaroo has been a staple of the American music festival scene, bringing together hundreds of thousands of attendees in a one of a kind camping environment, to experience more than 125 artists and 20 comedians perform across 12 stages. Bonnaroo is the only large scale festival in the country that operates around the clock and features a variety of curated experiences including, a 24 hour cinema, comedy club, beer festival, theater performers, and more. Co-founded by Superfly and AC Entertainment, Bonnaroo is a once in a lifetime experience that happens every June. Learn more at www.bonnaroo.com, Twitter @bonnaroo, Facebook and Instagram @bonnaroo.
HAYLEY WILLIAMS TO GUEST CURATE NEW BONNAROO PLAZA
PLAZAS TO FEATURE ARTIST SURPRISES, THEME PARTIES, CIRCUS ACTS AND ART INSTALLATIONS
NEW MAGICAL FOREST TO OPEN FOR FIRST TIME EVER
2019 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 13-16 IN MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA BONNAROO.COM
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has always sought new ways to enhance the fans’ onsite experience and the 2019 event will continue to emphasize this more than ever as it unveils an array of remarkable new features and improvements.
Last year saw a phenomenal upgrade to the site’s communal areas, known as Plazas. This year, the event will see a campground transformed into a “Sanctuary of Self-Love” by special guest curator Hayley Williams (Paramore). Also, “The Yes Barn” presented by House of Yes and Little Cinema will once again feature jaw-dropping circus acts, mind-bending immersive cinema shows, wild theme parties, and Bonnaroo’s first-ever Pride parade. And, located at Plaza 7, The Ville – presented in partnership with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and local maker-space Fort Houston – will showcase Music City’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious with surprise performances, interactive and illuminated art installations, and late night fun.
Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, showers, activities, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms.
A pristine new wooded hangout is also being installed in a section of Bonnaroo’s Eastern woods that has never been publicly available to fans. Unprecedented experiences are currently in the works, including live performances and light-based art installations unlike anything previously seen in the festival’s long, creative history. The ever-popular Grove will also return in 2019, offering a shaded retreat during the days with art installations, hammocks, and more. The evenings will see the beautiful tree-filled space transformed by Nashville’s Fort Houston with more lights and inventive musical experiences than ever before.
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles south of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), and more – are on sale now, exclusively viawww.bonnaroo.com.
For more, please see www.bonnaroo.com.
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BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL REVEALS 2019 LINEUP
WIDE-RANGING BILL SPANS EXTRAORDINARY SELECTION OF ARTISTS AND GENRES
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 INCLUDES PHISH (LATE EVENING SET),
CHILDISH GAMBINO, SOLANGE, THE AVETT BROTHERS,
BROCKHAMPTON, GRiZ, RL GRIME AND MORE
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 INCLUDES POST MALONE, ODESZA, HOZIER, KACEY MUSGRAVES,
THE NATIONAL, THE LONELY ISLAND, ZHU AND MORE
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 INCLUDES PHISH (2 SETS), THE LUMINEERS, CARDI B,
BRANDI CARLILE, ILLENIUM, WALK THE MOON, MAC DEMARCO AND MORE
18TH ANNUAL EVENT SET FOR JUNE 13-16 IN MANCHESTER, TN
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 12 NOON ET/11 AM CT
EXCLUSIVELY VIA BONNAROO.COM
(MANCHESTER, TN) Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to reveal the initial lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day) and more – will go on sale Thursday, January 10, at 12 noon ET/11 am CT, exclusively viawww.bonnaroo.com/tickets. Bonnaroo has never been more accessible with GA ticket layaway plans available for just $47.
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will see a truly extraordinary range of artists performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day event. Friday, June 14, will feature Phish (Late Evening Set), Childish Gambino, Solange, The Avett Brothers, Brockhampton, GRiZ, RL Grime, Beach House, GRiZ SuperJam, NGHTMRE, Gojira, Courtney Barnett, Girl Talk, AJR, Catfish And The Bottlemen, K.Flay, Anoushka Shankar, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Liquid Stranger, Deafheaven, Parquet Courts, Rival Sons, Ibeyi, Jade Cicada, Las Cafeteras, Cherry Glazerr, The Teskey Brothers, Medasin, Tyla Yaweh, Ducky, Monsieur Periné, Mersiv, and Crooked Colours.
Saturday, June 15, will include Post Malone, Odesza, Hozier, Kacey Musgraves, The National, The Lonely Island, ZHU, Juice WRLD, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Gucci Mane, John Prine, Jim James (Full Band), Maren Morris, Gramatik, Shovels & Rope, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Quinn XCII, Clairo, Bishop Briggs, Hippo Campus, Space Jesus, Tokimonsta, Chelsea Cutler, The Record Company, SNBRN, Ruston Kelly, Whipped Cream, Rubblebucket, Little Simz, Memba, Deva Mahal, and DJ Mel.
Sunday, June 16, will see Phish (2 Sets), The Lumineers, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Illenium, Walk The Moon, Mac DeMarco, King Princess, Lil Dicky, G Jones, Trampled By Turtles, The Wood Brothers, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, Princess (Featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum), The Soul Rebels, The Lemon Twigs, Two Feet, AC Slater, CID, Dombresky, Bombino, Faye Webster, Ripe, Kikagaku Moyo, and Igloohost.
In addition, the lineup for Thursday, June 13, includes Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests, Saba, Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump, 12th Planet, Sunsquabi, All Them Witches, Magic City Hippies, The Nude Party, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, The Comet Is Coming, Jack Harlow, Eprom, Caroline Rose, Donna Missal, Peach Pit, Hekler, and Dorfex Bos. The complete Bonnaroo 2019 lineup is below.
Bonnaroo has continually sought new ways to enhance the fans’ onsite experience and the 2019 event will emphasize this with an array of remarkable new features and improvements. In 2018, Bonnaroo made significant upgrades to the site’s communal areas, known as Plazas. Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, showers, activities, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms.
NEW FOR 2019
This year’s event features a “Sanctuary of Self-Love” campground experience curated by Hayley Williams of Paramore. Also, “The Yes Barn” presented by House of Yes and Little Cinema will once again feature jaw-dropping circus acts, mind-bending immersive cinema shows, wild theme parties, and Bonnaroo’s first-ever Pride parade. And, located at Plaza 7, The Ville – presented in partnership with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and local maker-space Fort Houston – will showcase Music City’s most creative, most entertaining and most delicious food with surprise performances, interactive and illuminated art installations, and late night fun. The ever-popular Grove, also at Plaza 7, will return in 2019, offering a shaded retreat during the days with art installations, hammocks and more. The evenings will see the beautiful tree-filled space transformed by Nashville’s Fort Houston with more lights and inventive musical experiences than ever before. For more information, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/experience/
With tickets purchased in all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world, Bonnaroo is a truly universal event. Since its very first day, Bonnaroo has lived up to its responsibility as one of the planet’s principal musical congregations by constantly pushing forward in its efforts towards environmental friendliness and sustainability. The only major event in the world with its own permanent solar array and compost waste on site, Bonnaroo has twice been recognized by the state of Tennessee, winning the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award as well as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Pursuit of Excellence Award. Complete details, as well as Bonnaroo’s annual report to the fans, can be found atwww.bonnaroo.com/experience/
In addition, the Bonnaroo Works Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving as the philanthropic division of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, recently announced $236,000 in grant awards from its 2018 cycle. Formally established in 2009, the Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) – administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee – supports nonprofit organizations that spearhead Tennessee-based initiatives with a mission of advancing arts, education and environmental causes. Since the inception of the festival in 2002, Bonnaroo and the BWF have generated more than $7 million in support, largely benefiting Manchester, TN, Coffee County and surrounding areas. Forty organizations received funding in 2018, including Musicians on Call, Notes For Notes, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Children’s Theatre, National Museum of African American Music, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, the Nashville Food Project, and more. For more information, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/information/
THE COMPLETE BONNAROO 2019 LINEUP
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests
Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump
All Them Witches
Magic City Hippies
The Nude Party
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Comet Is Coming
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Phish (Late Evening Set)
The Avett Brothers
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Nahko & Medicine For The People
The Teskey Brothers
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
The Lonely Island
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Jim James (Full Band)
Shovels & Rope
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Record Company
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Phish (2 Sets)
Walk The Moon
Trampled By Turtles
The Wood Brothers
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Princess (Featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum)
The Soul Rebels
The Lemon Twigs
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BONNAROO TICKETS ON SALE TODAY
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BONNAROO UNVEILS EXTENSIVE PLAZA UPDATES
CAMPGROUND PLAZAS TO FEATURE EPIC RANGE OF EXPERIENCES
SPANNING CELEBRITY CURATORS, LIVE PERFORMANCES, PARTIES,
ART INSTALLATIONS, LATE NIGHT EVENTS AND MUCH MORE
2019 BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL SET FOR JUNE 13-16
ON THE FARM IN MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE
TICKETS ON SALE NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA BONNAROO.COM
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has unveiled a series of incredible updates to its campground Plazas, ensuring that this year’s event offers the most exciting and innovative camping experience anywhere. The 18th annual four-day multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets – including General Admission (4 Day), VIP (4 Day), Platinum (4 Day) and more – are on sale now. Tier 4 tickets are nearly sold out but fans can lock in GA tickets for just $47 via ticket layaway plans. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/tickets.
Last year saw a phenomenal upgrade to Bonnaroo’s communal areas, known as Plazas. Strategically located and well-lit public places throughout the campgrounds, Plazas include shade, free public Wi-Fi, showers, activities, charging stations, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers, misting stations, medical, safety stations, information and portable restrooms. The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will see a variety of unprecedented experiences throughout the Plazas, including live performances and light-based art installations unlike anything previously seen in the festival’s long, creative history:
Plaza 2 will be transformed into “Roo’s Sanctuary Of Self Love,” curated By Hayley Williams of Paramore. Bonnaroovians visiting the BougieRoo area will have the opportunity to get festival ready with hair styling by Good Dye Young, mini spa treatments, glitter stations and flower crowns. In addition, Services In The Sanctuary will offer feature everything from and nightly themed dance parties to alternative therapies and panels on mental health and self-love. Fans will also get a chance to win a makeover with style extraordinaire Brian O’Connor of Good Dye Young and meet Hayley Williams herself.
Among the new Plazas will be “Where In The Woods,” located on the Eastern woods of Bonnaroo’s campground, near both VIP camping and Plaza 2. “Where In The Woods” will transform the forest into an unforgettable magical landscape for late-night fun and daytime escape from reality. The Where Stage will feature DJs and surprise sets late into the night with an otherworldly dance floor.
Plaza 9 will be dubbed “Bayou Libre,” curated by the New Orleans entertainment collective FREEWATER. An interactive experience inspired by the landscape and the spirits of the swamp, Bayou Libre will be a place where Bonnaroovians can relax in the shade during the day and experience parties late into the night. FREEWATER will bring musical acts as well as some secret performances from New Orleans-based artists featured on the main Bonnaroo lineup.
Plaza 7 will feature “Whiskey Jam At The Ville,” curated by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and local maker-space Fort Houston. Located right next to The Grove, “Whiskey Jam At The Ville” will give festival attendees from all over the world a chance to sample the best in Nashville’s live music, food, art, and so much more. Whiskey Jam, a local Nashville favorite for weekly live music events, will host a Wednesday night kick-off part and present surprise musical acts throughout the weekend.
Brooklyn’s House of Yes and Little Cinema return to Plaza 3 in 2019, once again offering up thrilling performance spectacles and one-of-a-kind dance party madness. Dirty Circus will feature jaw-dropping circus acts, drag queens with fantastic feats of skill, while Little Cinema and Cinema Club will present mind-blowing interactive immersive screenings. The new Day Lounge and Night Owl Cinema series will also provide shade and late night entertainment. Bonnaroovians are also all invited to Plaza 3’s opening night and closing night parties, as well as what will be a certain highlight of this year’s event – the first-ever Bonnaroo pride parade. The festival has always provided a place of inclusiveness and innovation, though Bonnaroovians will now see the spirit manifest into a trail of radical expression in celebration of our right to exist.
The Grove at Plaza 7 is back again in 2019 with plenty of shade along with art installations, hammocks, and much more. At night, Nashville’s Fort Houston will transform the beautiful tree-filled space into something even more special with the promise of more lights and experiences than ever before, including the return of “Tonalism,” an all-night ambient music experience by DUBLAB. The “Tonalism” events will feature live performances and DJ sets in an environment transformed by light projections, art installations, and other various multimedia elements. Visitors will be encouraged to lie down and listen for a transformative and contemplative experience.
The Boogaloo Of Wonder at Plaza 6 will be Bonnaroovians’ go-to spot for comedy performances, artistic exploration, and entertainment of all sorts. Lineup details and more will be unveiled soon.
The Tower at Plaza 4 offers attendees a convenient stop to or from their camp to grab food, crafts, coffee, and more. Located right near the entrance to Centeroo, The Tower will also host festival favorites like the Bonnaroo Census as well as inspiring art, and more.
Last, but very definitely not least, the newly revamped VIP Campground Plaza will feature air-conditioning, private bars, complimentary Wi-Fi, daily yoga classes, games, live video feeds of the festival performances, and some special surprises. Located close to Plazas 2 and 3, the VIP Campground Plaza is available exclusively to VIP patrons.
For updates, additional details, and much more, please visit www.bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas.
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BONNAROO ANNOUNCES 2019 OTHER STAGE LINEUP
Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to reveal “The Other” stage lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day, all night, no curfew, multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets on sale now.
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BONNAROO 2019 PRESS CREDENTIAL APPLICATION NOW OPEN
Please read the following information carefully before proceeding with the application process.
NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVED.
Complimentary press tickets and press/photo passes are limited.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 3RD, 2019.
Applications received after May 4th will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified no later than May 10th, 2019.
An editor’s letter (emailed by the editor from an official publication email address to firstname.lastname@example.org) is required for all affiliated freelance photographers and writers. We will not accept ANY applications from freelance photographers or writers who are not officially on assignment for a publication. We will not be accepting applications from filmmakers. Please note that filming is not permitted on festival grounds outside of the press compound without an escort from the media team. Additionally, filming of acoustic sessions is not permitted on festival grounds. If you are affiliated with a band, you must obtain entry and passes through that bands Guest List. We do not provide “Band Photographers” with festival photo passes.
College publications can send writers only. We will not be granting photo passes/photo pit access to college publications. Web-based publications will only be considered for photo passes/photo pit access if their “Unique Viewers Per Month” exceeds 100,000 and can verify this with Compete.com, Alexa, or some other reputable web traffic tracker. Only photographers with SLR, interchangeable lens cameras will be allowed into the photo pits. There will be no ‘point and shoot’ cameras permitted. All of the above publications will have access to the festival photographers’ pictures at Bonnaroo.com/publicity following the festival.
If you think that we may not be familiar with your publication, you can greatly speed up the decision process by sending a hard copy to:
Bonnaroo Press Department
c/o Big Hassle Media
40 Exchange Pl.
New York, NY 10005
Please fill out all required fields. Your application will not submit without filling out all required fields. Applications with incomplete or insufficient information will be declined. Please understand that with the amount of requests we receive, it is simply impossible to meet everyone’s demands
With any questions regarding your application, please contact:
Big Hassle Media
BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
“READY TO ROO” TOUR
Bonnaroo is Hitting the Road, Bringing the Spirit of the Festival to 14 Cities With More Than 35 Events in March and April
(MANCHESTER,TN) Bonnaroo organizers announced today the 2019 “Ready to Roo” tour. Set to launch on March 18 in Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago and Tampa, “Ready to Roo” will make stops in 14 cities across the country with more than 35-pop-up events created to bring the spirit of the festival to the hometowns of fans and those interested in learning more about the Bonnaroo experience.
“Ready to Roo” events will feature games, drink specials and chances to win festival tickets. In several cities, Bonnaroovians will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities to enhance their communities. Designed to unite fans in their hometowns, locally beneficial activities will include beach cleanups, letter writing campaigns, animal encounters and nature walks. “Ready to Roo” has partnered with organizations including We Are Neutral, Oxfam, HeadCount and The Nashville Food Project to Radiate Positivity and spearhead activities in the selected cities.
“The special thing about Bonnaroo is that our fans have always been as committed to the spirit of the festival as they are to the music,” said Ashley Capps, co-founder of Bonnaroo. “These unifying activities create a sense of community that transcends their time at the festival, and the service projects in select cities underscore Bonnaroo’s focus on social good and ‘radiating positivity,’ which is part of the Bonnaroovian code.”
As an added perk, Ready to Roo will offer the option for participants to purchase Bonnaroo tickets at the previous tier price. Bonnaroovians who already have their tickets can refer friends for ticket purchases and receive $10 food and drink credits redeemable onsite at the festival while supplies last. Those interested can explore the event lineup, RSVP and sign up for competition components at bonnaroo.com/ready-to-roo/.
“READY TO ROO” EVENT SCHEDULE
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