WE HAVE TO AGREE WITH BONO
Photos By: Brittany NO FOMO
There’s something about Bonnaroo that you just can’t put your finger on. It feels like home, even if you’ve never been before. The lineup seems handcrafted just for you. And amongst the 65,000 other music lovers, you are able to get the front access view and intimate experience you crave.
In it’s 16th year, Bonnaroo provided top musical talent, including U2‘s first-ever American headlining performance, Red Hot Chili Peppers igniting the What stage, once again, for a rock experience to be ever imprinted in your mind, a SuperJam featuring Chance the Rapper performing Outkast‘s “Hey Ya,” and the new addition of the Other stage playing host to thousands of dancing revelers for four days strong. With ten stages across The Farm, this festival’s roster is jam-packed for your specific musical needs, providing opposing genres at parallel times for you to discover the sound you crave at any given moment.
Expanding to the size of a town, Bonnaroo doesn’t take their experience passively, but rather takes advantage of having built such a strong community via music to enlighten everyone who moves in their Pods for the weekend. Built on the foundation to ensure there’s a strong and inviting community, with literally Radiate Positivity as the motto, Bonnaroo is a safe space to express your creativity, make new friends, offer up your talents, or just sit back and relax to enjoy it all.
As the team is tediously curating a musical lineup, there’s a team just as passionately ensuring the camping areas are an experience of their own and that the activities offered inside the festival teach and inspire those who interact with them. The camping areas are designed in Pods with neighborhood advancements every year – like Big Red’s Garage at Pod 2, where you’ll find cold beers and gourmet coffee or the equivalent to a town square at the B-Hive under The Tower (the iconic disco ball meeting point) where you can be a part of the 2017 Bonnaroo Yearbook. There’s spaces and events to bring together woman-identified Bonnaroovians and Soberoovians, and additional encouragement to those who want to contribute any new offering via For Roo By Yoo activities.