The light at the end of the tunnel got a little brighter this week as The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival announced its lineup for 2021! This year will also mark Bonnaroo’s 20th anniversary. The festival, which is known for its diverse lineups and eclectic community, takes place at the Bonnaroo Farm which is located in Manchester, TN, about an hour south of Nashville. This year’s festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 2–5, 2021. Tickets are already on sale through the festival website.
As Bonnaroo approaches, organizers promise to be in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and to abide by relevant recommendations. Those buying tickets will receive regular updates with the information needed to plan their trip, including any changes to policies and procedures. Updates will be available to everyone at www.bonnaroo.com, through Bonnaroo’s social media channels, and via the Bonnaroo email list (which you can sign up for HERE).
While there are lots of small improvements being made to the festival experience you can read about on Bonnaroo’s website, the one that stands out to us is the addition of the Jamtrack shuttle system. Per the Bonnaroo press release, the Jamtrack will be, “a free on-site transport system enabling festival attendees to easily travel day or night to Centeroo and throughout the campground with multiple routes and stops along the way.” For those of us who have found out exactly how big The Farm is over the years, this is a welcome addition.
While most of us would love to see any live music at this point, Bonnaroo has put together a remarkable 2021 lineup sure to please fans of all genres. The prospect of seeing Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, and My Morning Jacket all in the same weekend is already a winner. Add in Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard, Grace Potter, and Orville Peck–well I’m not sure how you resist.
Bonnaroo has been home to many great East of 8th memories. You can check out a few highlights of our past Bonnaroo coverage here: