BONNAROO, it’s been 3 long years, and finally, back to the farm! After a wonderful experience on the farm in 2019, who would have thought it would be 2022 before making the trip back to Manchester, TN.
BONNAROO will always be magical, to many it is home. A celebration of a variety of music, art, and people. It is the people who come together that make BONNAROO magical. There is something about the vibe of Bonnaroo that makes it one of the best music festivals in the United States. It is friendly and pleasant, a place where peace reigns, and helping each other is just the way. It is like a beautiful utopia of people coming together.
There is plenty of food inside the festival gates, there is plenty who share at the campground areas as well. Bonnaroo happens at Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee, USA. It practices supporting recycling and sustainability. There are green activities going on throughout the festival, every morning volunteers will be out and about picking up recycled items from the night before. It is wonderful to see what can be accomplished when we all come together.
Many campers had a great time just roaming the grounds, being entertained by many activities, and an artist playing outside of the center. Where in the Woods was a popular destination for all music lovers. The largest disco ball was the main attraction.
PlanetRoo did not disappoint in having a variety of activities and workshops, always learning better ways of living is wonderful. Knowing how important plants are in one’s life is good knowledge.
The many vendors of everything from clothing to hand fans to jewelry to artwork to tapestries are good to even just see at festivals. The food vendors were many and had a good variety to suit any of one’s tastebuds.
Coming back to what is affectionally called, ‘roo or the farm, is a release from the outside world. The line-up for 2022 was incredible! This is the first year BONNAROO had a female close out the festival. It was none other than the icon, the incomparable Stevie Nicks!
THURSDAY: The first day is always exciting! There is no other feeling than walking under the arch into Centeroo where the magic happens. To kick off Thursday the line-up was wonderful with plenty of artists for all musical needs. The 502s, Sawyer, Miloe, Parrotfish, Garcia Peoples, Bren Joy, Bailey Bryan, Calder Allen, Kenny Mason, Weval, VNSSA, Wreckno, Nothing, The Dip, Jesse Murph- this is just the beginning. To continue, Andy Frasco & the U. N., The Weather Station, Adam Melchor, Indigo De Souza, Blue Detiger, Goth Babe, Sons of Kemet, The Brook and the Bluff, Role Model, Sidepiece, Clozee, and Gryffin.
It was a hot day, and it stayed that way. Tennessee in a southern heat wave at a music and arts festival has become a wonderful way to spend vacation time. Thursday is always a busy day at the fest, people are still arriving, entering the center for the first time, and connecting with friends and new people. Stay hydrated throughout the weekend and radiate positivity!
FRIDAY: The second day is ready to roll with another humid day at Bonnaroo. High Five Friday is to be experienced; it is lovingly referred to as high five Friday because that is the way of entering Cenmteroo. A line of attendees high-fiving while walking through the gates is a beautiful sight and feeling. It’s an incredible way to begin a ravin’, rockin, and dancin’ Friday.
Bonnaroo gets the weekend grooving with a line-up that includes these artists. Sparkle City Disco, Michaela Anne, Leon of Athens, Karina Rykman, Izzy Heltai, Goldpark, Cece Coakley, Southern Avenue, Jay Shetty, Claud, Maggie Rose, Westend, Ship Wrek, Phantoms, Noga Erez, Briston Maroney, LP Giobbi, J. Worra, The Regrettes, Tai Verdes, Chris Lorenzo, Arlo Parks, John Summit, Dayglow, Tovelo, Japanese Breakfast, Denzel Curry, Whiskey Meyers, Still Woozy, Lane 8, Isaiah Rashad, Bleachers, Goose, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The War on Drugs, Lord Huron. Disclosure, Robert Plant & Allison Kraus, IllENIUM, The Chicks, and J. Cole.
SATURDAY: Waking up Saturday morning or afternoon or even going to sleep for a few hours before trekking through the campsites to Centeroo can be a relaxing and positive vibe for anyone. Staying hydrated is one of the most important when at Bonnaroo.
Saturday is always a great music festival day. The line-up is as follows: Mac Saturn, Francis Cone, De’Wayne, Daniel Denato, Charlotte Sands, Carter Faith, Bre Kennedy, COM3T, Lucille Croft, Cory Henry, Patrick Droney, Moore Kismet, Teddy Swims, Femi Kuti &the Positive Force, Lucii, Habstrakt, Benee, The Backseat Lovers, Joy Oladokun. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Said the Sky, and, Ashe. The music continues with more. Black Tiger Sex Magic, Slowthai, Nora En Pure, All Time Low, 100 GECS, Mt. Joy, Judah & the Lion, Tobe Nwigwe, Chris Lake, Lany, CHVRCHES, Marc Rebillet, Porter Robinson, $uicideboy$, Billy Strings, 21 Savage, Flume, and, TOOL.
SUNDAY: The last day is always happiness and sadness-filled emotions. The list of performers is exciting. This year the Sunday line-up included: Wax Owls, Stephen Sanchez, Saleka, Robyn Ottolini, Hoko, Corook, A Hundred Drums, Flipturn, Wild Rivers, Ravenscoon, Sierra Ferrell, Of The Trees, Protoje, Bas, Dombresky, Lettuce, Tierra Whack, Fletcher, Tinashe, All Them Witches, ZachBryan, and, G Jones. Sunday is also the last day to take in all the positive vibes that Bonnaroo has to offer from all who you meet, this includes vendors, food vendors, and PlanetRoo that offers workshops throughout the weekend. The line-up includes a variety of artists going throughout the evening and night. Coin, Tash Saltana, Wallows, Puscifer, Herbie Hancock, Rezz, Nathaniel Ratcliff & the Nightsweats, Roddy Ricch, Machine Gun Kelly, and STEVIE NICKS all round out the line-up for Sunday.
It is a bittersweet time when you leave a festival that makes you feel a sweet home vibe. The positivity of the farm is like no other. It is a family, a Bonnaroo family, always looking forward to the next time on the farm.