Bonnaroo’s Quick 2020 Sellout Mirrors Inaugural Fest’s Success
ConcertsMusicmusic festivals March 2, 2020 Olivia Perreault
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not head to Tennessee for three more months, but already, the event has sold-out.
According to USA Today, festival organizers said the four-day festival sold-out of its general admission passes, VIP packages, and its new tier of “GA+” tickets. It’s inaugural edition, back in 2002, also achieved rapid sales. Last year’s event was also a rare sellout, but didn’t officially announce the sellout until the day before the festival kicked-off. The fast sales are steadily increasing; last year’s sellout was the fest’s first since 2013 and a sharp increase from 2016’s all-time low of 46,000.
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This year’s edition of the festival will run from June 11 through 14 at Great Stage Park in Manchester. Throughout the weekend, fans can see performances from headliners like the metal group Tool, rising pop icon Lizzo, and psychedelic powerhouse Tame Impala. Pop’s Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey will also take the stage, as well as EDM stars Flume and Bassnectar, rock’s Vampire Weekend and The 1975, and hip-hop artists Megan Thee Stallion and Da Baby. Other acts to look out for include comedy-rock duo Tenacious D, country’s Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and glam-rock group The Struts, among others. See the full lineup here.
Bonnaroo recently made headlines as the concert promoter Live Nation made a move to buy-out the Tennessee festival’s co-founder, Superfly Entertainment. Back in 2015, the promoter giant purchased a controlling interest in Bonnaroo and plans to exercise a buyout clause in its agreement with Superfly to buy the rest of the festival ahead of the 2020 event, which will “effectively end Superfly’s role as festival producer.” Amid the move, Bonnaroo will now be produced by co-founder AC Entertainment and C3 Presents.
Correction (as of Tuesday, March 3): a previous edition of this article mentioned that this year’s ticket sales were the fastest in the festival’s history, however, according to Bonnaroo, this has been the “earliest sellout ever.” While the festival sold-out faster back in 2003, this year’s sales were the “second quickest.
Last Updated on March 3, 2020 by Olivia Perreault