• The Insider's Guide to Bonnaroo

    June 1, 2011 10:50 AM ET
     |  Nicole Frehsee

    With nearly 175 acts, 12 stages and countless rules outlining what you can and can't do, Bonnaroo can get confusing. But don't worry: We surveyed vets of the four-day Manchester, Tennessee music circus – which kicks off its 10th annual installment on June 9th – to score tips on how to maximize your festival experience. From where to find the tastiest barbecued pork sandwich to what to stock up on at Walmart, here's the lowdown on summer's best mega-fest. ...  | More »

  • Listen: The Essential Bonnaroo 2011 Playlist

    June 1, 2011 10:50 AM ET
     |  J. Edward Keyes

    Trying to tackle a schedule as sprawling and all-encompassing as Bonnaroo's can be a daunting task. Over the course of the last decade, the festival has expanded its lineup to reach every conceivable taste. Just thinking about it is enough to induce fatigue. Let this playlist, then, serve as your cheat sheet – an overview of the 25 must-see acts at Bonnaroo 2011. Whether you favor the classic Americana of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss or the bleeding-edge anthems of Sleigh Bells a...  | More »

  • How Bonnaroo Got Buffalo Springfield

    May 4, 2011 9:30 AM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    In less than six weeks, tens of thousands of people will flock to Manchester, Tennessee for the 10th annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, which runs from June 9th through 12th. What started as a jam band festival has grown into a huge annual event, with everybody from Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead and Metallica having headlined. This year's lineup features Lil Wayne, Eminem, Arcade Fire, the Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and a reunited Buffalo Springfield. Rolling Stone spoke with Bonnaroo ...  | More »

  • Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, Buffalo Springfield Headline Bonnaroo

    February 15, 2011 12:00 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Bonnaroo has officially announced the line-up for their 10th anniversary festival. Headliners include Eminem, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and The Black Keys. It will also feature the only festival appearance of Buffalo Springfield, featuring original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The 1960s Los Angeles band played their first concert in 42 years last October at the Bridge School Benefit. (Last week David Crosby told Rolling St...  | More »

  • Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Dead Weather Scorch Bonnaroo

    June 13, 2010 12:45 PM ET
     |  J. Edward Keyes

    Ten minutes before Jay-Z took the stage Saturday night at Bonnaroo, the P.A. played Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," Tupac Shakur's "Hail Mary" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" back to back. Intentionally or not, the playlist underscored a particular point: all of those artists were Jay-Z's contemporaries in the '90s, and none of them are with us in 2010. It cast Rolling Stone's current cover star in a role that suits him: as not just a survivor, but a victor....  | More »

  • Photos: Bonnaroo 2009

    June 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

    Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Nine Inch Nails and more  | More »

  • Photos: The Best of Bonnaroo

    June 5, 2010 12:00 AM ET

    Memorable moments from the first festival in 2002 and beyond  | More »

  • Phish, Bruce, MGMT, Beasties Rock Wildest Bonnaroo Ever

    July 9, 2009 4:55 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs and Kevin O'Donnell

    The eighth annual Bonnaroo Festival finished on Sunday, June 14th, with a one-of-a-kind moment: Bruce Springsteen joining a reunited Phish for raucous takes on "Mustang Sally" and "Bobby Jean," plus an epic version of "Glory Days" that peaked with Phish's Trey Anastasio and Springsteen trading scorching solos. "He's my boyhood hero," Anastasio told the crowd, many of whom waved glow sticks and tossed beach balls above their heads. "He's still my hero today." It was exactly the...  | More »

  • Smoking Section: Memories of Bonnaroo 2008

    July 10, 2008 12:55 PM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs

    Ah, so many sexy Bonnaroo memories from '08! Let's start off with a bang, specifically the Royal Bangs, our new favorite rockers, whose late-night set featured tracks from the Knoxville quintet's awesome new album, We Breed Champions. We got a thrill meeting guitar magicians Larry Campbell and Charlie Sexton, who were key members of Bob Dylan's greatest post-Rolling Thunder band from 1999 to 2002. Sexton played with up-and-comer Matt Morris (a singer-songwriter on Justin T...  | More »

  • Four Days At Bonnaroo With Kanye, M.I.A., Metallica, and More

    July 10, 2008 11:55 AM ET
     |  Austin Scaggs and Evan Serpick

    At 4:30 A.M. on Sunday, Kanye West ambled out on Bonnaroo's main stage, which was decked out to look like a distant, rock-strewn planet. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue as the sun crept up on the horizon, illuminating miles and miles of flat Tennessee farmland. Thousands of people, many of whom had been awake for almost 24 hours on an endless binge of music and drugs, had been waiting for nearly two hours – leading some to start chanting, "Fuck Kanye." But the bass blasts com...  | More »

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