Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the dates for the 12th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Confirmed to take place June 13 – 16, 2013, the four-day festival will once again be held at the same beautiful, 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles southeast of Nashville. Special, limited ticket pre-sale information will be announced in November. A video announcing the 2013 dates was made exclusively for Bonnaroo featuring the incomparable Carrie The Dancing Merengue Dog. It can be viewed HERE. Bloggers feel free to post it.
After yet another unforgettable sell-out year in 2012 from what USA Today called “the godfather of American rock festivals,” Bonnaroo organizers are once again back to the drawing board, ensuring that next year’s event will have one of the most eclectic and striking lineups as well as the most diverse selection of entertainment options of any festival in the country. The breadth of the programming is consistently innovative and has become one of the key signature aspects of this legendary festival, whose uniquely open minded yet discerning and passionate community thrives on its intelligent diversity.
In 2012, Bonnaroo continued its long-history of making a strong impact on the American music industry. Rolling Stone said that the festival always makes good on its “surreal surprises,” while Billboard called it “a major music event,” and a “rite of passage” for bands. The Huffington Post declared “the festival gets better every year,” while Pitchfork said it “lends itself to discovery of the new.” Jay-Z’s website. Life and Times, hailed, “Of all the major North American summer festivals, Bonnaroo always manages to stand apart.”
The festival is also now a major force in the comedy world, as it has featured some of today’s best talent and is now considered to be an essential play for every comedian both established and on the rise.
Until fans arrive back in Manchester, the next best thing to being there is the unprecedented online experience at the festival’s YouTube channel, Bonnaroo 365, where fans can tap into the Bonnaroo spirit all year long. From Jack White’s stunning surprise performance in the woods at Outside Lands to exclusive intimate performances backstage at Bonnaroo known as “The Hay Bale Sessions” (FUN. Hay Bale Session can be seen HERE). From fans connecting directly with superstars like Fun. and Big Boi via “Fan Chat” to hearing incredible musicians like Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, “Tellin Stories” about the nerves before a first performance with Springsteen, Bonnaroo 365 is the destination for music performances and discoveries.
Like Bonnaroo, Bonnaroo 365 is a home for great comedy as well. Watch Rhys Darby prep Ben Folds Five for their set HERE.
And this October, Bonnaroo 365 will take you backstage with D’Angelo for a four-part series on the most talked-about concert of the year – The Bonnaroo 2012 SuperJam; the show where D’angelo made his incredible surprise comeback performance, his first on US soil in 12 years, at an all-star show curated and led by ?uestlove from The Roots.
Bonnaroo 365 features original programming created and curated by the festival producers and is a partnership between Bonnaroo and YouTube.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo’ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality food and craft vendors.
The Bonnaroo 2013 line up will be announced in February.