Getting to Bonnaroo 2015

Here are some helpful tips for Bonnaroo 2015 about when campgrounds open, what to bring, what not to bring to the 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tenn for Bonnaroo June 11-14.

General admission campgrounds will open on Wednesday night at 8 p.m., and VIP campgrounds will open on Thursday morning at 7 a.m. Campgrounds close Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.

With 80,000 festival goers converging on one location, traffic is going to be slow getting in. TDOT and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be working around the clock patrolling by ground and air to keep traffic flowing and prevent crashes.

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“There has been a decrease in the number of crashes state troopers have worked during Bonnaroo the last couple of years,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We hope that trend continues this year.”

When you arrive on festival grounds your car will be searched before you are allowed to enter. Lanes of tollbooths are set up for cars and RVs. Take the appropriate lane and prepare your wristband for scanning.

What You Cannot Bring to Bonnaroo 2015:

  • Glass of any kind. That means no glass beer bottles, jars, test tubes, wine bottles etc.
  • Bicycles, scooters or any form of personalized motor vehicle
  • Kegs and large amounts of alcohol are prohibited. Each person is allowed 2 cases of beer, one 1.75 liter of hard liquor, and 2 boxes of wine per person will be seized.
  •  Any kind of weapon
  • Fireworks
  • Pets
  • Professional photography equipment with lenses any longer than 2 inches
  • Glowsticks
  • Box trucks and trailers
  • Large amounts of charcoal or propane
  • Laser pointers of any kind

Don’t bring anything you would be super sad to lose. Valuables at Bonnaroo are in the experiences you’re creating and good times with friends. If you do bring something you don’t want to leave lying about there are lockers available for rent, or lock these things in the car.

What To Remember To Bring to Bonnaroo 2015:

  • Your 2015 wristband. You’ll be SOL if you leave home without it.
  • Good shoes! You will walk everywhere and it may get muddy so be prepared with mud boots and your favorite walking shoes, plus sandals for lounging around the campsite.
  • Camping gear (tent, tarp, sleeping bag, pillow, etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/bandana
  • Container to fill with water
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Hoodie
  • Luggage lock
  • Food and snacks. There’s plenty for sale, but save your wallet by bringing your own.
  • If you smoke, bring an ashtray (you can trade your butts for prizes!)
  • First aid kit, even though there are plenty of first aid stations.
  • Extra toilet paper
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Earplugs

Above all else, remember to be flexible. You don’t need a whole lot of stuff to have a great time at Bonnaroo, except a positive and friendly attitude.

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