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“A really good time”… that is literally what the name of this festival means. The word Bonnaroo became popular by New Orleans R&B singer Dr. John with his 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo. It is a Ninth Ward slang constuction taken from the French word “bon” meaning “good”, and “rue” from the French word “street” which tanslates to “the best on the streets”. The word was chosen for both its literal meaning and to honor the rich Louisiana music tradition. Bonnaroo first took place in 2002, after being inspired by music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. The event sold out within two weeks with out any traditional advertising. Rolling Stones named the festival as one of the top 50 moments in rock & roll in 2003.

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival takes plays in Machester Tennessee. It lasts four days, this year going from June 7 to June 10. The festival was created and produced by Mark Barr and AC Entertainment and is held at Great Stage Park on a 700 acre farm. It features genres such as indie rock, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, hip hop, reggae, metal, funk, stoner rock, r&b, and many more. Fans have the option of camping, at their campgrounds. The festival sport 80,000+ campers.

One can catch 150 performances on the 10 stages located throughout the events land. Bonnaroo isn’t limited to music either, there are also comedians who perform at the festival, art is shown, their is a cinama tent that shows Rocky IV. You can expect a postive mood!

Here are some of the featured acts that will be performing this year:

Radiohead

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Phish

Skrillex

Foster The People

Ludacris

Alice Cooper

The Roosts

Reist

Aziz Ansari

The Shins

Flogging Molly

Childish Gambino

Mac Miller

 

These are only a few of the bands/comedians performing this year, there are many more great acts performing throughout the four exciting days on Bonnaroo.  The Festival also makes it’s best efforts to lower its carbon foot print. Tickets are now officially on sale!

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