Bonnaroo Tickets for Sale
The 2013 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee from June 13 to 16, 2013. This year’s headliners span the history of rock and roll. Paul McCartney takes the audience back to the 1960s and 1970s, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers represent the 1980s and the 1990s, and Mumford and Sons bring the audience into the 21st century. Of course, Bonnaroo tickets are day or 4-day passes to music from morning until night, so there are many more performers and groups for aficionados of every era and every genre.
Bonnaroo always has the indie rock crowd satisfied and will continue to do so with Of Monsters and Men, the Lumineers, and the National, as well as dozens of other up-and-coming bands. This year the festival is paying particular attention to the hip hop and R&B fan, with R. Kelly and Wu-Tang Clan ready to stop the show and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis representing the newest wave of cutting edge hip hop performers.
Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival debuted in 2002 as a music festival trying to rediscover the joy and creativity of the festivals in the early 1990s. It was certainly a daunting task. The production had no advertising at first and simply tried to organize an event that fit its name, which was drawn from the phrase made popular by New Orleans singer and indie music legend Dr. John.
It was a massive success. Rolling Stone magazine has gone so far as to name it as one of the Top 50 moments in the history of rock and roll. This moment is most certainly one of the Top 10 concert events every year. It has grown from a one-day festival to a four-day festival with multiple stages, multiple music genres, and has even become a popular stop for comedians. For a young band or a young comedian, being asked to perform at this event is an honor and it means the group, singer, or comedian has made “it”.
Bonnaroo currently has five stages that are included every year – the what stage, which stage, this tent, comedy tent, and centeroo. The What Stage is the main stage, where the headliners come to close down the music portion of the festival every night. Of course, groups play throughout the day, with the most popular group asked to play there. The Which Stage is the second stage, which is used for both bands and a post-headliner talk show (a particularly cool and unique feature at Bonnaroo).
This Tent is utilized by groups with smaller followings. This is a great place to find a new band. The Comedy tent is pretty self-explanatory. Centeroo is the commercial center of the festival. It never closes and is a place to extend the night with DJs, comedians, and fellow festival attendees.