Write a short 250-word essay for the Arkansas Times, if you're picked you can win passes to Bonnaroo 2012! They have four pairs of passes to give away.
 
 
Check out top festivals in the US through Travelocity's latest list, featuring Bonnaroo in the Top 10!
 
 
Packing for Bonnaroo isn't a last-minute job. Plan ahead and buy or borrow supplies that will keep you comfortable during four days in the Tennessee heat. Many online forums and printed papers create survival guides for Bonnaroo that feature the same-old supplies. Alabama's Huntsville Times just published a piece with a few tips for surviving music festivals, most specifically Bonnaroo and the Hang Out Fest. They had basic tips like, bring an extra tarp to cover your tent and block out the morning sun, and this site focuses more on fest style than on function.

What about things to bring to Bonnaroo that will make it easy to carry things (like money and your cell phone) and that are also stylish? Check out Wallets2Wear. These wrist bracelets store all your important things and are made for men and women. Tips like this are featured in How Do You Roo: A Survivor's Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo.

NOTE: The providers of each product featured in How Do You Roo: A Survivor's Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo did not contribute any financial or other means for their placement. Each item was recommended by past festival-goers and found independently through research. Enjoy the completely ad-free book here.
 
 
Comedy Central announced this week that they are partnering with Bonnaroo to film a one-hour comedy special. This is the first time a Bonnaroo comedy event will be captured on film and distributed on-air. The release is expected to be shortly after Bonnaroo 2012 - over the summer.

Want to know what comedians will be at Bonnaroo 2012? Check out the latest lineup of comedians in our previous blog post.
 
 
The two latest news items to enter the popular Bonnaroo buzz for the upcoming 2012 fest is one part funny and one part sad. 

The lineup of comedians to perform at Bonnaroo 2012 was released. Joining the returning Aziz Ansari will be: Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Garfunkle & Oats, Amy Schumer, Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Mike O’Connell, Ali Wong, Kyle Kinane, Judah Freidlander, Reggie Watts, Rhys Darby, Colin Hay.

The sad news is that Earl Scruggs, the legendary bluegrass musician who has performed at past Bonnaroo Fests, died at the age of 88 in Nashville, Tennessee.

More fest news soon.
 
 
Yes, the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup was officially announced yesterday, Valentine's Day - lots to love about this lineup!

RADIOHEAD * RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS * PHISH * BEACH BOYS * BON IVER * AVETT BROTHERS * THE SHINS * DISPATCH * FEIST * BEN FOLDS FIVE * DAWES *
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The first photo book chronicling Bonnaroo's colorful history was released recently. According to Broken Mic, the Bonnaroo picture book captures a decade's worth of music performances and close-up shots of the musicians with 400 images. Press some patchouli between the pages and turn it into a scratch-and-sniff book!

 
 
Looks like twenty-one-year-old Correll Baker will be out of jail in time for Bonnaroo's 25th Anniversary. Baker was charged with reckless endangerment and robbery after trying to rob someone selling Bonnaroo tickets. The robbery was caught on video, which helped a jury convict Baker of the crime. Baker is facing a potential 14 years behind bars. The official ruling will be announced in mid-March.
 
 
Fictional Bonnaroo Clue Maestro Gary Chardonnay tweeted the first of many Roo lineup hints, sparking a series of rumors, guesses and speculation of who Roo has in store for us this year.

"Rooclue 1: Good or evil? Canton-bound. Ascension linked to versions of the Sabbath"
Many fans guessed Mogwai, Faith No More and Marilyn Manson.

Further reports from broken mic confirm: Artist Mogwai

Why?
In Cantonese Mogwai means “evil spirit." Mogwai's premier success on the singles charts was a cover of a Black Sabbath song. 

 
 
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.