Written by Rebecca Hollman
Photos by Nathan Zucker and Roger Ho
Who’s ready to be back at The Farm?
Bonnaroo has dropped their 2024 lineup and it’s time to get excited. This year will take place from Thursday June 13th-Sunday June 16th in Manchester, Tennessee and will feature 4 days worth of jaw-dropping musical talent and lots of fun side quests and activities.
This year’s lineup features the return of Pretty Lights headlining main stage on Thursday night and with a second sunrise set. The crazy Aussie house artist Fisher will also be headlining Thursday. Friday will see the likes of genre-bending Post Malone, psychedelic soul funk Khruangbin, ethereal vocalist Maggie Rogers, melodic dubstep Seven Lions, and the jam covers of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Saturday will bring a much anticipated set from Red Hot Chili Peppers, baby girl Melanie Martinez, EDM zaddy Diplo, 2010s indie sleaze rock Cage the Elephant, disco/electropop Parcels, and dancehall rapper Sean Paul. Last but not least, Sunday will close down the weekend with the iconic, genre-creating Fred Again.., 2000’s emo Taking Back Sunday, female rap icon Megan Thee Stallion, and bubblegum pop girlie Ashnikko.
This year Bonnaroo is also focusing a lot of its efforts towards sustainability – initiatives like Bonnaroo Works Fund, Planet Roo and BonnaROOTS dinners will all work towards achieving a more sustainable Bonnaroo. Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) was created as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Thanks to the support of fans around the world, BWF contributes to remarkable nonprofits and programs. Through the values of community, creativity, and positive influence, BWF champions those changing the world through arts, education, sustainability, and social impact. In addition to the support of nonprofit organizations, BWF provides services and programming for the events and causes that align with the BWF values, helps communities thrive, and leaves a positive impact. Learn more or support at BonnarooWorksFund.org
Planet Roo is presented by the Bonnaroo Works Fund and will be an area for festival goers to a take a break in – a haven for sustainability, wellness, and global consciousness. With representation from a diverse group of non-profit organizations, this space is an opportunity to learn, relax, and get inspired to take impactful action. More information will be announced about the exciting projects Planet Roo has in the works for this area for this year!
Each night of the festival will feature a BonnaROOTS dinner where everyone attending sits down and enjoys a beautiful, locally-sourced meal. BonnaROOTS are the annual locally-sourced sunset feasts supporting grassroots causes—Oxfam America and Eat for Equity. VERY special guests join these dinners for an unforgettable meal on The Farm. Past years, people found themselves sitting next to Bonnaroo co-founders, Bonnaroo producers, artists, activists and an assortment of Bonnaroovians with an appetite for soulfully good food. Together, you’ll eat, drink, and raise thousands of dollars for the greater good. All proceeds from your dinner ticket purchase support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Dinner tickets are an optional add-on at checkout when purchasing festival tickets.
Additionally, festival goers who are feeling generous and inspired to support more of Bonnaroo’s greening initiatives and sustainability projects are welcome to opt-in to the Sustainability Add-On with a ticket purchase. Donations made will go towards off-setting the carbon footprint of Bonnaroo attendees, recycling and waste management initiatives, and various other positive impact programs.
Learn more about Bonnaroo’s festival info and FAQ, this year’s experiences and activities, and how to purchase tickets and camping/parking passes here.
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