Camping & Plazas
Camping & Plazas
Once In A Lifetime. Every Time.
Camping at Bonnaroo is hardly “camping” by most definitions of the word – it’s an endless adventure of discovery and human connection with your fellow Bonnaroovians which is a key part of the one-of-a-kind Bonnaroo experience. Expect crazy surprises, unique experiences, and stories you’ll tell for a lifetime – this is NOT your average festival camping.
Plazas: Campground Hubs Of Adventure & Convenience
Plazas are strategically located public places throughout the campgrounds for the community to gather, explore art & activities, as well as access amenities like info, medical or safety staff. No matter where you’re camped, you’ll have a plaza nearby. Check below for 2019 Plaza information – and stay tuned for updates!
All Plazas Include:
fun activities, parties, and art 👨🎤, shade 🌴, Free public Wifi📱, showers 🚿, charging stations ⚡️, drinking water💧, Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers ♻️, misting stations 💦, medical 🚑, safety stations 🚨, information ℹ️, and portable restrooms 🚽
This is only partial info – stay tuned for updates!
Sanctuary Of Self Love (Plaza 2)
Curated By Hayley Williams of Paramore
Come love yourself! As we learn more about our mental health, we realize that it has a lot to do with how we treat ourselves as a whole being. Be it a spa day, an art project, or a new hairdo… make some time for yourself here at the Sanctuary Of Self Love!
Stop by the BougieRoo area and get festival ready with hair styling by Good Dye Young, mini spa treatments, glitter stations, and (of course) flower crowns! Keep coming back for Services In The Sanctuary – from yoga and nightly themed dance parties to alternative therapies and panels on mental health & self-love. Who knows, you might be lucky enough to win a makeover with style extraordinaire Brian O’Connor of Good Dye Young and meet Hayley herself! More details soon…
Other Amenities in Plaza 2: Food vendors 🌮, permanent showers🚿, info boothℹ️, a water refill station🚰, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌, permanent barn🏠, security🚨 (specific amenities subject to change)
Where In The Woods
Southeast Of Plaza 2
The Eastern woods of Bonnaroo’s campground are coming alive like never before in this BRAND NEW campground experience. Close to VIP camping and a little South of Plaza 2, “Where In The Woods” will transform the forest into an unforgettable magical landscape for late night fun and day-time escape from reality.
The Where Stage will feature DJs and surprise sets late into the night with an otherworldly dance floor perfect for releasing your inner forest animal. Drop by any time to partake in immersive artistic experiences, giant games, chill hangouts, crazy parties, and “only at Bonnaroo” surprises. More details to come!
Bayou Libre (Plaza 9)
Curated By FREEWATER
Come hang down on the bayou! Bayou Libre is an interactive experience powered by the New Orleans entertainment collective FREEWATER. Inspired by the landscape and the spirits of the swamp, Bayou Libre will be a place where you can come relax in the shade during the day and experience parties late into the night. FREEWATER will bring musical acts as well as some special friends from New Orleans – so expect some secret performances from names you’re likely to recognize from the lineup. Stayed tuned for more updates as we get closer, and remember “The Wave is Always Free!”
The Boogaloo Of Wonder (Plaza 6)
Art And Exploration
The Boogaloo of Wonder is your go-to spot for artistic exploration and entertainment of all sorts. Come laugh, explore projections and lights, and RADIATE POSITIVITY in this brand new Bonnaroo space. More details soon!
House Of Yes & Little Cinema (Plaza 3)
House of Yes and Little Cinema are back, bringing their magic to Bonnaroo all the way from Brooklyn with more performance spectacles and and dance party madness than ever before. Experience jaw dropping circus acts, drag queens and fantastic feats of skill at Dirty Circus, get your mind blown with interactive immersive screenings at Little Cinema and Cinema Club, and dance your heart out with us at our opening night and closing night parties! Flaunt your most free and fabulous self and join us in the first ever Bonnaroo pride parade, or come get your chill vibes on in the shade of our new Day Lounge and Night Owl Cinema series. Whatever you want, we’ve got it. Come play and just say YES!
The Ville (Plaza 7)
The Ville is back for 2019 in all it’s Nashville glory! We’re bringing Music City’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious to The Farm – with more surprise performances from Nashville artists, more interactive and illuminated art installations, and of course some late night weirdness. We’ve partnered with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and local maker-space Fort Houston to bring you the best in Nashville’s live music, food, music, art, and SO. MUCH. MORE. Stay tuned for more 2019 details.
Other Amenities in Plaza 7: “The Ville” Barn 🏠, The Grove 🌳, food vendors🍔, coffee ☕️, permanent showers 🚿, info boothℹ️, a water refill station🚰, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌, security🚨 (specific amenities subject to change)
Whiskey Jam At The Ville (Plaza 7)
Kick off opening night at The Ville with Whiskey Jam, a local Nashville favorite for weekly live music events. Whiskey Jam carries on the cherished Music City tradition of “you never know who you’re gonna see” perform on any given night … so what will we get when we combine that with the Bonnaroo campgrounds? Guess you’ll just have to wait and see! Come hang for Whiskey Jam’s Wednesday night party and keep checking back throughout the festival for an amazing time – day or night. Stay tuned for more updates!
The Grove (Plaza 7)
Presented by Fort Houston
The Grove is back and better than ever. Step into this shaded retreat filled with magical creatures, art installations, hammocks, and more. Fort Houston, a Nashville based artists’ space, presents Brett Douglas Hunter’s interactive 3-D Sculptures. Make friends with these supernatural creatures and see them radiate positivity. Catch a cool breeze while laying in one of the many hammocks, and enjoy staring up at the exquisite tapestry work of Yanira Vissepo. You might even catch a late night wizard or two by Jamin Orrall entering the Grove during your adventure…
Now also featuring Tonalism by DUBLAB late at night!
Tonalism – by DUBLAB (Plaza 7)
Now In The Grove!
Tonalism is back – and this time in The Grove! Get ready for this wonderfully unique way to experience music at a festival. Tonalism is an all night ambient happening partly inspired by the happenings of the ’50s and ’60s. Visitors are encouraged to chill out, lay down, and LISTEN. The events feature live performances and DJ sets in an environment transformed by light projections, art installations, and other various multimedia elements. The night flows seamlessly with quiet and harmonious sounds providing a transformative and contemplative experience. More details soon. Learn more about DUBLAB & Tonalism by listening to some of the music on their website here.
The Tower (Plaza 4)
Stop by under the tower for old favorites like the Bonnaroo Census, inspiring art, and more. Located right near The Tower entrance to Centeroo Plaza 4 is your convenient stop to or from your camp to grab food, crafts, coffee, and a good time.
Stay tuned for more 2019 details!
Other Amenities in Plaza 4: Coffee cafe☕️, general store🎒, food vendors🍕, showers🚿, Lost and Found Headquarters📱, info boothℹ️, medical services🚑, cell phone chargers🔌 (specific amenities subject to change)
Living on The Farm:
Camping, Hotels, & Much More
Believe it or not, you WILL want to sleep at some point. But don’t worry, from good old festival camping to some full-on fancy-pants glamping, we’ve got you covered with all sorts of options:
- Car & RV camping
- Groop & Community camping
- Rentable Le Bon Tents & glamping
- Hotels with direct shuttles
- Daily Nashville shuttle packages to and from Music City
- and much more!
The REAL Bathrooms
Awww Yisss 🙌. New as of 2016 (and always improving) Bonnaroo’s permanent Bathroom facilities are equipped with clean running water and plenty of real flushable toilets. Located near the tower entrance to Centeroo and along the road between the main stage and the which stage field, they’re always there when you need them.
Showers can be found at most Plaza locations, indicated on your festival map. Showers are operated and cleaned by our very own shower fairies during hours of operations: Wednesday from 9pm – 12 am at Plazas 2, 3 +10, and all locations will be open from Thursday – Sunday from 6am – 2am. On Monday, showers will be open from 6am – 11am. Showers cost $10 during peak hours (daily between 6am – 2pm and 6pm – 10pm), and we also offer $5 “happy hours” during off-peak hours (daily from 2 pm – 6 pm and 10 pm – 2 am).
Forget something? We’ve got you covered. There are two well-stocked General Stores on-site – one near the tower entrance to Centeroo, and one near the entrance to the Main Venue (by The Arch). Each store offers personal hygiene items, batteries, disposable cameras, ice, beer, water, soda, food – you get the picture. If you forgot something, get it here!
Bonnaroo Lockers (Available in May)
Reserve your locker in advance for the ultimate convenience. Lockers are located just inside Centeroo, patiently waiting to be filled with your sweatshirts for late night, glitter for touch-ups and more!
Lockers will be available for reservation in May of 2019 at www.bonnaroolockers.com
What to Pack
Prepare thyself! Need some pointers on how to impROOve your camping experience? Just because we’re camping doesn’t mean we are roughing it.
DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
- Camping gear
- Tents & Shelters
- Sleeping Bags & Beds
- Cooler and/or water jugs (ice available for purchase throughout the campgrounds)
- Lantern / flashlight / headlamp (AND extra batteries!)
- Stainless steel water bottle (or two!)
- Camping chairs, tables, and anything else that might help create a comfy home-away- from home
- Rain gear (failure to bring it increases the chance of rain)
- Your favorite hoodie (yes, it CAN get cold in TN)
- Extra shoes/sneakers (treat yo feet!)
- Mud boots (in case it rains)
- Bug spray (we recommend without DEET – be green!)
- Sunscreen (lots of it)
- A hat for shade
- A bandana (in Tennessee, in June, you’re going to sweat)
- Biodegradable plastic bags for trash (we do provide some bags for trash and recycling, but extras are nice)
- Toilet paper (you never know)
- Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
- Extra set of keys to keep with you at all times (avoid keeping keys in your car!)
YOU DON’T NEED IT TO SURVIVE, BUT YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU HAVE IT
- Small stove or grill if you would like to cook some of your own food (please obey our Gasoline/Charcoal/Propane Policy)
- Small luggage lock for your tent (please don’t bring any valuables – if you must, keep them locked out of view in your vehicle) or rent one of our lockers
- Vehicle key code (this makes it easy for the locksmith to duplicate your car key if you lose it)
- Phosphate-free and sulfate-free soaps, detergents and shampoos
- Smokers – bring an ashtray! Every butt you throw on the ground, someone has to pick up!
- Extra clown nose
- Blanket (for sitting)
- Earplugs (for sleeping)
- Portable speakers or radio