Over 90,000 music fans are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which kicks off June 9. The sold-out 2011 weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the four-day camping event and features 175 performers, including Eminem, Lil Wayne, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, the Black Keys, Dr. John, Robyn, Mumford & Sons, the Decemberists, Girl Tall, Florence and the Machine, Outkast’s Big Boi, Scissor Sisters and indie rock’s up-and-comers.
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is ready to rock Tennessee from Thursday night, June 9, through Sunday night, June 12. The four-day, multi-stage camping festival takes over a 700-acre farm in Manchester.
Past years have seen the likes of Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Phish, Tool, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, the Dead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kanye West, the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Nine Inch Nails, the White Stripes and My Morning Jacket take the stages.
In addition to the multiple rockin’ stages, campers have access to food trucks, drink and tchotchke vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, a cinema tent, yoga classes, a mini-water park, hair salon and a kids’ play area. There’s even an onsite post office.