Bonnaroo differs from other world-famous festivals in a number of ways. Firstly, the artists are chosen according to their ability to play live music, rather than rates and popularity as usual, though celebrities perform at the festival too. This is a rare occasion to see little-known musicians perform on the same stage with well-established stars like Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, Radiohead, Kanye West, or Jay-Z. Music genres are also versatile and include indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, Americana, country music, folk, bluegrass, reggae, gospel, and electronica. Secondly, it's a "green" festival that recycles most of the wastes left after the party.
The first adition in 2002 wasn't even advertised, but still it won the favour instantly—the tickets were sold out in two weeks. By the way, this music festival was initiated by four college graduates who wanted to pay off their students loan, and they obviously succeeded.
Another amusing fact is that the large farm area in Manchester where the event is held equals the size of 375 football teams. It accumulates seven permanent stages including the central one—Centeroo; the main one—What Stage with accommodation capacity of 100,000 people; the Which Stage; the Comedy Tent that features comedy acts; and a variety of speciality stages including the Solar Stage, Cinema Tent and the Sonic Stage. Also, some extra entertainments are available, such as silent disco, or yoga classes.
The four-day event takes place annually in early June, the festival operates 24 hours per day, and draws countless fans from 28 countries across the world. Because of the increasing event's popularity, the visitors are recommended to come earlier in order to find and book a decent place in the campsite.
One more quirky feature of the festival is the so-called Bonnaroovian Code—the best practices of how to enjoy Bonnaroo to its full, so check it out to get the utmost experience ever.