The third annual Bonnaroo Music Festival has been slated for June 11-13 in Manchester, Tenn. Staged by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, the eclectic jam band-based event will again take place on a 600-acre farm approximately 60 miles southeast of Nashville. An initial artist lineup has not yet been announced.
“Artists and fans have made Bonnaroo a very special event, and we are going to continue to provide the right elements to produce a music experience of the highest quality,” Superfly’s Jonathan Mayers says in a statement.
Held in June, the second edition of Bonnaroo was the second-highest-grossing event of 2003, taking in $11.5 million and drawing a crowd of 80,576. The lineup included the Dead, Neil Young, Widespread Panic, moe., Allman Brothers Band, Flaming Lips, the Roots, Emmylou Harris, Ben Harper and the Polyphonic Spree.
Like the inaugural festival, this year’s event spawned a two-disc CD release as well as a DVD featuring many of the acts that performed across several stages.
Both Manchester Bonnaroo Music Festivals have sold out in advance via online ticket sales that were fueled by word-of-mouth, not traditional advertising. A planned August 2003 Bonnaroo NE event in Riverhead, N.Y., was canceled after local officials refused to grant permits for the Field Day Festival scheduled two months earlier at the same site.