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2016 Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival - Day 1

2016 Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival - Day 1

June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016
June 9, 2016 - June 12, 2016


The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment; since its first year in 2002, it has been held at what is now Great Stage Park on a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. The festival typically starts on the second Thursday in June and lasts four days. Main attractions of this festival are the multiple stages featuring live music with a diverse array of musical styles including indie rock, classic rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, pop, electronica, and other alternative music. Musical acts play from around noon until 3:00am or later.

The festival began with a focus on jam bands and folk rock; it has diversified in recent years but continues to pay tribute to its roots. Notable acts have included Phish, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Tool, The Beach Boys, Kanye West, My Morning Jacket, Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Wilco, Bon Iver, Arctic Monkeys, The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Jay Z, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Police, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, The Strokes, The Black Crowes, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Kings of Leon, ZZ Top, Dead & Company, and Widespread Panic. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent, and a Ferris wheel.

Bonnaroo Music Festival was largely influenced by rock concerts of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the massive Phish festivals of the late 1990s. The festival is a nod to the Monterey International Pop Music Festival (1967), the Atlanta International Pop Festival (1969, 1970), and most famously the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).

The festival was ranked in 2003 by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll",[2] "Festival of the Decade" by Consequence of Sound, and among the 10 Best Festivals by GQ Magazine.

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Great Stage Park
Great Stage Park is a 650-acre (2.6 km2) outdoor event space located 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Since 2002 it has been home to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the largest outdoor festival in North America.


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Watch the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in virtual reality
  –  July 14, 2016
For those of us who didn’t have the opportunity to make it to Bonnaroo 2016, the three-day music and arts festival in Manchester, Tennessee, fear not – technology, once again, will satisfy your FOMO. Or hey – maybe you did attend, but want to relive it.
Relive the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in virtual reality
  –  July 12, 2016
The video was created at the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in a partnership with Samsung. It's best viewed with a Gear VR headset, but you can also watch via YouTube or Facebook's native video players on both desktop or mobile devices.
2016 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival - Day 1
  –  June 9, 2016
Premiere Of TruTv's "Upscale With Prentice Penn... Build Series Presents Tyson Beckford Discussing... SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversations With "Mean... Musicians On Call Presents A Night To Celebrate... Richard E. Grant Promotes Prince's Trust 30th B..
Festival Outsider: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, Tennessee
  –  June 9, 2016
The return of Pearl Jam, an LCD Soundsystem reunion, AND permanent bathrooms?! It’s sure to be a banner year at the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. So while you’re practicing your best high-five in anticipation for this year’s edition of what ...
2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN
  –  June 9, 2016
150 Epic Performances. 10+ Stages of Music. Dozens of Comedians. Adventure through the nooks and crannies of Bonnaroo and you'll discover hip hop shows and high fives, donuts and dance parties, sunny day naps and doubled-over laughs. The Bonnaroo Music and ...
Why We’re Not Making Plans for Coachella and Bonnaroo
  –  March 20, 2016
Each year, shortly after New Year’s Day, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announces the lineup ... Lollapalooza started as a festival of noisy outsiders; Bonnaroo was a lesson in jam bands chasing their roots. Festivals like that — call ...

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