Don't forget: If camping isn't for you, there are VIP options at Bonnaroo, but it will cost you. VIP passes cost upwards of $1,300. If you're looking for cabin to rent near Manchester with 24-hour complimentary limo service to the festival ? How Do You Roo features all the information you need.

Bonnaroo has changed over the years, adding more specialty options to make the festival more comfortable, fun and green. Other music festivals around the country are changing too. Many urban music festivals are becoming popular since music lovers don't need to be concerned about traffic, tenting or mud. Check out the Wall Street Journal's piece about the music festival trend.

It's a big anniversary for the Beach Boys. Their 50th Anniversary Tour begins in the spring at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. No Country For New Nashville is posing the question, will the Beach Boys be at Bonnaroo 2012? Their recent post is pointing fingers at the Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and No Doubt. 

No doubt the Beach Boys will be busy, maybe too busy for Bonnaroo? They will reunite with Brian Wilson and record a new album and their tour spans 50 cities. Hmmm, there are only 52 weeks in a year...
If you miss Bonnaroo in June--or even if you do make it to the Roo--there will be a chance for more music later in the month. A new music festival in St. Paul, Minnesota is being planned at Harriet Island. Live Nation is coordinating the large-scale music festival, which is predicted to take place annually for five years. (But who's to say it won't become a longer term lifestyle staple like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits?) Crowds will be big, about half a Roo, at 50,000. More about the Harriet Island music festival plans should be announced in early 2012.

Minnesota is soaking in the tunes! This music fest news comes on the heels of Minneapolis' new First Avenue Summer Music Fest.
Check out this University at Buffalo student's Bonnaroo festival experience. She decided to put her entire trip on a credit card!
Finding tickets to Bonnaroo 2012 just became a bit easier. A new social media-integrated ticketing platform called Ticketfly just launched. This means mobile apps can be used to conveniently acquire festival tickets. It's a new way of getting tickets for music festivals other than Bonnaroo too. Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and New Orleans' Jazz Fest are on board. You can use their ticket system to search by event, shows in your area or your favorite artist.