The 6th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be held June 14th-June 17th, 2007. The annual hippie consortium will again return to the hallowed jamming grounds of the 700 acre Manchester, TN ranch.
The festival website recently made a limited quantity of discounted presale tickets available on December 13th. Despite no announcements of a line up, the presale lasted less than the amount of time it takes the Grateful Dead to play “Eyes of the World”. The fact that the presale (some 6 months prior to the event) took only minutes to sell the limited quantity of tickets is a testament to how popular the event has become.
The next available ticket release will be announced through the festivals website, www.bonnaroo.com. Typically the first release of tickets is never this early but due to requests to make tickets available for Christmas gifts, the notoriously fan friendly festival obliged with an early bird ticket allotment.
Even though the line up is yet to be announced you can probably count on the usual suspects to make their returns. The event has also become a favorite spot for artists as well as fans. One of the common misconceptions of Bonnaroo is that the line up is chock full of inane noodling and 30 minute guitar hiatuses.
To the contrary, the festival has grown to become one of the most diversified concert events on the planet. Last year saw acts ranging from classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to jamming icon Trey Anastacio to hip hoppers Jurrassic 5 and even comedian Lewis Black. With 5 main musical stages, two café style stages, a comedians stage and dj tents you’ll never find more variety at one event.
The most difficult aspects of Bonnaroo to describe are its intangible qualities that keep the true fans returning year after year. “It’s such a great break from the working world. You trek down to Tennessee and live in this great community listening to great music for a week.” Explained 5-time attendee and California resident, Brent Labb. “It’s a long drive for me but there is nothing like this on the planet, you just have to experience it to really understand it.”
More information is being announced about the upcoming Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Stay tuned to TicketNews.com and Bonnaroo.com for the latest updates.