Bonnaroo Bus

For multitudes of music lovers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Bonnaroo time.

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival happens June 13-16 as flocks of folks from all over the globe will congregate at The Farm in Manchester.

After six years away, Phish returns to headline this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. In a throwback to the festival’s jam-band-festival roots, Phish will play three sets over two days during the four-day festival.

The 2019 lineup includes an eclectic mix of rap artists, jam bands and DJs galore.

Also making return appearances to The Farm are Childish Gambino and The Lumineers, who are scheduled to perform on Friday and Sunday, respectively, as well as rapper Post Malone and electronic duo Odesza.

Other artists on the bill include chart-topping rapper Cardi B, in her first performance at The Farm, R&B artist Solange, Americana group The Avett Brothers, country artist Kacey Musgraves, comedy group The Lonely Island and indie pop group Walk the Moon.

The full lineup can be found at Bonnaroo.com/lineup.

New plaza experiences

This year will see a listing of new experiences for fans to enjoy all over the grounds of The Farm, including in the several camping areas, called Plazas.

Plaza 2 will be taken over by Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams. She dubbed her plaza the Sanctuary of Self Love, and will see the area focused on mental health, how people treat themselves as whole beings and taking time for yourself.

Other updated plazas include the Barn in Plaza 9, which hosted the Happy Roo Day party last year, Plaza 4, the center of the site, the Plaza 6 central campgrounds and the VIP Plaza.

There will also be some returning plaza themes according to Bonnaroo officials.

The House of Yes and Little Cinema will be returning to Bonnaroo in Plaza 3. This year the site will feature circus acts, interactive immersive shows and themed parties.

The Nashville-themed barn known as The Ville will also be making its return to Plaza 7 in 2019. Everything that will be going on in this area will be inspired by Nashville, from the music to the art installments. Another feature of Plaza 7 will be The Grove, which is returning for 2019.

The Grove is a shaded area hidden in the trees with numerous art installments scattered around. Musical experiences can occur here at various hours.

To see all the plaza information, visit Bonnaroo.com/experience/camping-plazas/.

In addition to the amazing music, many fans come to experience the out-of-the-ordinary phenomena one can’t find anywhere else.

In fact, some fans say Bonnaroo is like entering another world. And, even throughout the long weekend of excessive heat, endless walking, massive crowds, dirt, sleepless nights, dust, noise and commotion, there congregates a mob of like-minded, fun-loving folks who will affirm that this is indeed the most wonderful time of the year.