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The Best of Bonnaroo 2024 With the Festival Babes: Uniting Music Lovers Across Genres With a Diverse Lineup of Music, Food, and Fun

The Festival Babes had an unforgettable time at Bonnaroo 2024! Set on a sprawling 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo is renowned for its vibrant community and eclectic lineup that spans genres from rock to EDM. This year's festival was no exception, with standout performances by Post Malone, Pretty Lights, Khruangbin, and many more! But Bonnaroo is so much more than just music—it's an unforgettable immersive experience filled with unique activities, culinary delights, and meaningful connections. Let's dive into what made this year so special…

Roo’s Eclectic Lineup

Bonnaroo 2024 featured a diverse mix of artists across various genres, ensuring there was something for everyone. Big-name performers included everyone from London-based legend Fred Again, to midwest pop princess Chappell Roan, to Tennessee-based indie icon Goth Babe. Hip-Hop sensations like T-Pain and Megan Thee Stallion also graced the stages, along with rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers and EDM favorites like Chris Lake and Oliver Heldens. 

Bonnaroo Beyond the Music

While the extensive artist lineup is one of Bonnaroo’s biggest draws, we love that this festival isn't just about the music. The variety of non-musical activities kept the energy high all throughout the weekend. We enjoyed intimate yoga sessions at Yoga-Roo, cooling off at the Splash-a-Roo waterslide, and browsing the unique shops at the Centeroo Village Market. We particularly loved exploring the unique offerings from vendors like Mamie Ruth, known for their boho-chic festival fashion, and other notable shops offering handcrafted jewelry, vintage clothing, and more! The Pride parade was also a colorful and joyous celebration of diversity and inclusion, while onsite weddings (including one conducted by EDM legend Diplo at the House of MatROOmony!) added a touch of love and magic to the festival experience!

EDM Line Dancing: A Harmonious Fusion

One of the most unique activities that The Festival Babes had the pleasure of organizing at Bonnaroo 2024 was "EDM Line Dancing". Hosted by The Festival Babes, this event, led by Local Nashville Pro Line Dancer and Festival Babe, Em Downs, brought together over 120+ people from diverse musical backgrounds at the Galactic Giddyup barn on Friday. Typically considered very opposite ends of the music spectrum, both the EDM and Country music communities were united as one during this fun-filled event. The sight of individuals dancing together, sharing their passion for music and movement, truly embodied the spirit of both The Festival Babes community and Bonnaroo Music Festival, highlighting the power of music and dancing to bring people together.

Culinary Delights

Foodies in our group were thrilled with the extensive food vendor lineup, offering everything from vegan delights to classic festival fare. Some standout vendors included Spicy Pie for their delicious pizza slices, Island Noodles with their savory stir-fry, and Roti Rolls serving up innovative wraps. The diversity of cuisines ensured there was something for everyone, catering to all palates and dietary preferences.

Giving Back

Bonnaroo’s commitment to community and sustainability was evident. Through the Bonnaroo Works Fund, the festival supports arts, education, and environmental initiatives. Activities in Planet Roo, such as the learning garden and solar-powered stage, highlighted the festival’s dedication to making a positive impact and strengthening the community.

The Best Way to Camp at Bonnaroo

Despite this year’s hot temperatures, The Festival Babes community showcased their creativity when it came to comfortable camping accommodations and staying cool! The Festival Babes were lucky enough to secure a glamping spot provided by Best In Tents, an amazing onsite glamping service that made our Bonnaroo camp setup super easy and took care of all the heavy lifting for us! We sat back and enjoyed a cold Funny Water with the girls while they delivered the supplies, pitched the tent, blew up our air mattress, and put up the canopy. They also handled all of the campsite breakdown for us after the festival!  

Another amazing partner that took our weekend camping experience to the next level was our fully equipped campervan from Escape Campervans. Our Escape Campervan provided air conditioning, a bed, camp stove, and mini fridge– ensuring we had all the comforts of home while enjoying the festival. Between our comfortable glamping setup, and our colorful campervan, we were able to stay cool and comfortable, and spent every moment fully immersing ourselves in everything from early morning sets to late-night performances.

The Festival Babes Father’s Day BBQ: Drinks With Dads Hosted by Funny Water

A huge highlight of our weekend was the Father's Day BBQ hosted by Funny Water at our Bonnaroo campsite. The Festival Babes opened the event to all who could join in order to celebrate their dads, moms, sons, and daughters alike! In typical fun and goofy Bonnaroo fashion, attendees sported dad-like jorts and mustaches as we barbecued over 50 burgers and 50 hot dogs for those who joined. We also handed out free cans of cold Funny Water to everyone, providing a refreshing treat on a hot day before heading in to Centeroo to enjoy the music!

After-Hours Parties and Renegades

A fan favorite at Bonnaroo is the after-hours scene in Outeroo – particularly "Where in the Woods." This enchanting area offers a magical, woodsy retreat that feels like a mini electric forest, making your experience on the Farm that much better! It's the perfect spot to escape the hot sun, connect with friends, and dance the night away. If you're into EDM or love to party late into the night, you won't want to miss this hidden gem. As the nights at Bonnaroo cooled down, The Festival Babes stayed cute, comfy, and warm in our Spirit Jerseys, making our after-hours experience even better!

Join Us Next Year!

Whether you’re a festival veteran or a newcomer, Bonnaroo offers something special for everyone. We can’t wait to return and make even more unforgettable memories. Join The Festival Babes next year for another epic adventure at Bonnaroo!

For more details on our experiences and tips for making the most of Bonnaroo, visit The Festival Babes Blog.

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