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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Bonnaroo has been making the headlines this week for a variety of reasons. What's true, what's fake, what's really going on about the 2012 Roo? First, the charitable heart of Bonnaroo was the center of attention. After a decade-long success, the music festival has tallied up over $5 million in charitable giving. Not too shabby! According to Nooga.com, a news site covering Chattanooga, TN, the donations go to the East Tennessee Foundation. The foundation then finds organizations in need of funding. Good music and good times translates to doing good for others! Where else did Bonnaroo surface in the media? Well, the Road to Bonnaroo, the now annual band competition begins at the end of this month. Read about dates and places for the Road to Bonnaroo here. And lastly, the 2012 Bonnaroo Line-Up was faux-nounced this week. An imitation floated around the Internet. Someone just couldn't wait any longer. Well, any day now for the real line-up...
 
 
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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.
 
 
Music-lover and blogger "Sarah on the Go" has the right idea: She's hoping to hit up the Jack Daniel's Distillery on her way to Bonnaroo 2012. Just a half hour from the festival site, the distillery is one of the spots outlined in How Do You Roo, along with more places to cool off and hang out with friends after the fest. Tired of too much sun? How about underground hiking?

Road trips are expensive when you factor in fuel costs--but we need to fuel ourselves too. What's the best food to bring to Bonnaroo if you're road tripping? Peanut butter was a top choice for Rooers who were interviewed for How Do You Roo. Take advantage of the heat though - learn about baking cookies on your dashboard: