Can’t make it to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival June 12-15 in Manchester, TN to see Pearl Jam, Metallica, Jack Johnson and Kanye West, among others? No problem.
National music television network Fuse has signed a three-year agreement with the festival to become its exclusive television partner. The deal marks the first time in its seven-year history that Bonnaroo has ever aired on a national television network and will include live on-air programming and on-demand content, as well as extensive marketing and promotion.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Fuse as our broadcast partner,” said Jonathan Mayers, Bonnaroo co-founder, in a statement. “We understand that not everyone can make the long trip to Tennessee, so the fact that we can now bring the Bonnaroo experience into millions of homes is amazing.”
With more than six hours of programming, fans will get an insider’s view into Bonnaroo. “Fuse Live from Bonnaroo,” will provide viewers with live prime time weekend coverage from the grounds of the 2008 event, including highlights of each day’s performances taken from the main stage, artist interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes access.
“Best of Bonnaroo Vol. I” showcasing some the best performances and happenings from the seven year history of the Bonnaroo will air on Fuse just prior to the festival, and Vol. II and III will air quarterly thereafter. Festival content will also be available online and through Fuse Mobile.