Death reported at Bonnaroo campgrounds

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A 27 year-old male lost his life at the Bonnaroo campgrounds over the weekend, according to festival organizers. The annual Tennessee gathering had begun earlier in the week on June 13, and reports of the death began circulating on June 15.

The victim had been unresponsive at his camp by the time medics had been called over, according to reports, and was later pronounced dead upon his arrival to the hospital. Organizers had also advised the media that the victim had an underlying medical condition that was implied as being the main cause behind the passing. Bonnaroo spokeswoman Ann Ewing had no commentary to offer the media when they reached out for more information but offered this statement instead:

“The well-being of our patrons, staff, volunteers and artists is our primary concern, and we work diligently to ensure the safest festival possible. Earlier today, our medical team in Plaza 11 was asked to respond to a medical situation in a nearby campsite. The Bonnaroo Medical team and Coffee County Emergency Services were on the scene within minutes.”

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

H/T: AJC

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Watch Kacey Musgraves Cover The Flaming Lips At Bonnaroo

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Country pop queen Kacey Musgraves wowed us at Governors Ball earlier this month. Yesterday, she brought her charms to Bonnaroo. Her set predominantly consisted of hits from her Grammy-winning album Golden Hour. But for the penultimate song, she performed a moving rendition of the Flaming Lips’ 2002 hit “Do You Realize??.” … More »

Increased Bonnaroo Drug Searches Yield Over 100 Citations And Arrests On Day 1

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Bonnaroo-crowdDrugs and music festivals tend to go together. Tennessee’s Bonaroo Festival, which started off as a jam-band-centric affair, has always had a reputation as a fun place to be high. But this year, it might not be so much fun. Bonnaroo kicked off on Wednesday, and it’ll be going all this weekend. The festival is … More »

Bonnaroo Arch Burned Down Ahead of 2019 Festival

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The iconic Bonnaroo arch has been demolished ahead of this year’s upcoming event. Known for many people around the country as a symbol of a great time and an awesome festival, the arch is now merely a pile of ashes. The Festive Owl was able to get some people on the grounds to snap some

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Bonnaroo launches Ready to Roo traveling event series

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After unveiling their lineup earlier this year, Bonnaroo fans have been gearing up for the Tennessee festival’s yearly June celebration. However, the beloved festival is taking the festivities on the road for the first time this year. Launching their new “Ready to Roo” event series, Bonnaroo has announced a set of shows and events around 14 cities around the country.

From March 18 to April 6, Bonnaroo will be hosting pop-up events, from concerts and bar nights to community service and games of bean-bag toss. Extending the communal feeling that comes along with the Bonnaroo name, “these unifying activities create a sense of community that transcends their time at the festival, and the service projects in select cities underscore Bonnaroo’s focus on social good and ‘radiating positivity,’ which is part of the Bonnaroovian code” said festival co-founder Ashley Capps in a press release earlier this week. Touring the East Coast and Midwest, Bonnaroo’s the full list of activities can be found here, and the list of cities can be found below.

Ready to Roo schedule:

March 18-23: Nashville
March 25-30: Charlotte, North Carolina
April 2-6: Washington, D.C.
March 18-21: Atlanta
March 25-29: Birmingham, Alabama
March 25-28: Indianapolis
March 30-April 1: Chattanooga, Tennessee
April 3-4: Knoxville, Tennessee
March 18 – 21: Chicago
April 1: Columbus, Ohio
April 3-4: Louisville, Kentucky
March 18-23: Tampa, Florida
March 26-30: ​Orlando, Florida
April 1-6: Jacksonville, Florida

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Phish Fans Lose Their Minds On Twitter When Someone Questions Why They Have 3 Sets At Bonnaroo

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Bonnaroo announced their 2019 lineup today, and by all accounts, it is a pretty comprehensive display of modern festival music. They have some solid electronic acts, rap and hip-hop, some decent rock and of course – jam bands. It’s that last genre that caused quite the stir today for on Twitter user who was not

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Bonnaroo unveils 2019 lineup led by Phish, Post Malone, ODESZA, and more

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Bonnaroo will compose another chapter of curative excellence come June 13-16, when the festival is slated to return to Manchester, Tennessee, for its annual sonic jamboree. As in past years, Bonnaroo’s 2019 lineup is a diverse roster of genre-spanning talent, headed by Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and ODESZA. An ever-eclectic event, Bonnaroo will also see performances from Solange, RL Grime, Cardi B, Illenium, Hozier, and Walk The Moon, among a slew of other artists.

Electronic entities 12th Planet, GRiZ, Liquid Stranger, Medasin, Gramatik, WHIPPED CREAM, SNBRN, G Jones, CID, and Dombresky round out Bonnaroo’s array of dance acts. Not to be overlooked are Space Jesus, EPROM, and Shlump, who will conduct a three-pronged back-to-back set on Bonnaroo’s opening day.

Tickets to Bonnaroo will go on sale on Thursday, January 10 at 12 p.m. EST, and can be purchased here.

Bonnaroo 2019 Lineup

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The Governor’s Ball’s 2019 lineup came out yesterday. Last week, we saw Coachella’s. Bonnaroo’s lineup arrives today. Cardi B, the National, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves, Mac Demarco, Phish (twice!), Childish Gambino, Solange, Brockhampton, and ‘roo regulars the Avett Brothers will be headlining. More »

Where Do We Go Now? Navigating The Crowded Field Of Music Festivals In 2018 And Beyond

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Coachella 2018Calling the state of the music festival market anything but saturated in 2018 would be either dishonest or disconnected. The optimistic would say the festival market is thriving and profitable enough to attract new entrepreneurs each year. The pessimist would call the festival scene a bloated, hyper-competitive wasteland. The truth is somewhere in between. More »

Watch Bon Iver And Moses Sumney Cover Sade At Bonnaroo

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Sade’s “By Your Side” is still having a moment as evidenced by the fact that Bon Iver invited Moses Sumney onstage to sing a cover of the song at Bonnaroo. Sumney was one of several guests Justin Vernon performed with at the festival. He played two sets on 6/9 and used the later one … More »