Spare shoes/boots: You’ll be glad you listened if it rains.Other must-have essentials are bug spray, earplugs, band-aids, SPF Chapstick, and, for those who have long hair, pins or ties are a must.
While you shouldn’t plan to be on the phone the whole time, you do, however, want to capture some of the awesome moments that the festival offers.
It’s also a must to stay alert as the festival tweets and messages out surprise performances and other important information.
Stay in touch with the following social media sites:
Facebook: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Don’t forget to use #Bonnaroo when posting throughout the weekend to see yourself on the big screens, the webcast or The Fountain.
Seeing your favorite bands is the whole reason to go to The Farm in the first place.
The festival has made scheduling the performances of favorite concerts easy with its website and smartphone app.
You can set alerts, share lineup with friends, and categorize them by days and location all with a swipe or your finger or click of your mouse.
Don’t forget to plan out a meal or two. In the past few years the festival food has become just as popular as the lineup. The app offers a complete list of vendors, locations, and even menus to browse for a true epicurean’s delight.
The app can be downloaded on any Android or iPhone smartphone device or through bonnarroo.com.
According to festival planners and festival veterans, The Farm is an aggro-free zone. The whole goal of the festival is happiness, which is achieved by smiles, high fives and random acts of kindness.
Sure, there will be long lines, heat and dust, but the smiling faces will also out weight the bad that you will experience.
Festival planners also advise for both new and old Bonnaroonians to show respect to staff, fellow festival-goers, The Farm’s neighbors and to do one’s best to leave a positive impression.
Be Environmentally Minded
There is a chance to recycle almost everywhere you turn at Bonnaroo.
New this year, the festival is introducing the Refill Revolution. The goal of Refill Revolution is to raise awareness about waste and to reduce plastic cup and bottle consumption associated with the tens of thousands of beverage servings made during the course of the festival. It’s also a great way to take Bonnaroo home with you, and to re-use your cup or bottle daily to further cut disposable waste at work, home and play.
The Refill Revolution water bottles will be available at concession stands for $5 each, and can be refilled endlessly at any of the free water refill stations at Bonnaroo. The steel cups will be available at beer stands for $15 each — a cost that includes a cold beer, the durable cup, and to-go carrying strap — plus an additional $1 discount off all subsequent refills made with the cup at beer stands throughout the remainder of the festival.