Bonnaroo festival organizers have announced a slew of upgrades to the festival grounds for its 2019 installment. Chief among these is the transformation of one Plaza into a “Sanctuary of Self-Love,” curated by Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams. Along with Williams, House of Yes and Little Cinema will curate their own Plaza, aptly named “The Yes Barn,” which will feature “jaw-dropping circus acts, mind-bending immersive cinema shows, wild theme parties, and Bonnaroo’s first-ever Pride parade.”
Plazas, in Bonnaroo vernacular, refer to public areas throughout the campgrounds that provide free WiFi, showers, activities, charging stations and “Clean Vibes Trading Post redemption centers,” among other accommodations. In addition to the “Sanctuary” and “Barn,” this year’s festival will include a Plaza presented in partnership with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. that will “showcase Music City’s most creative, most entertaining, and most delicious with surprise performances, interactive and illuminated art installations, and late night fun.”
A still-in-the-works wooded hangout in Bonnaroo’s Eastern Woods will make its debut this summer and will stage live performances and light-based art installations. Lastly, the popular Grove will make a return in 2019 to offer a shaded retreat replete with art installations, hammocks and more. At night, the Grove will be converted into a light-filled forest and will stage musical experiences.
The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 13-16 at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre farm located about 60 miles south of Nashville. Tickets are currently on sale and available at the festival’s website.