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You’ve copped weekend passes to Bonnaroo. Score! You’ve figured out how to get yourself and your crew to the 700-acre farm, and maybe you have even made plans to camp on the festival grounds. All that’s left waiting between you and a weekend filled with live music is checking in upon arrival. Bonnaroovians, fear not – check out below what you can and can’t bring into the Bonnaroo festival grounds to make checking in for you and your crew a breeze.

What is Permitted at Bonnaroo?

  • Lawn chairs that are less than 1 foot off the ground
  • Empty water bottles and 1 factory-sealed water bottle smaller than 1L
  • Waist packs, fanny packs
  • Small clutch bags (no bigger than 4.5″X5.5″)
  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags (no bigger than 20″X15″X9″)
  • Blankets
  • Point-and-shoot cameras, cameras with detachable lens no longer than 2″
  • Totem poles (less than 7 feet tall, less than 1 inch diameter, made of PVC pipe, light wood, or aluminum – read more here)
  • Tents, sleeping bags, tarps
  • Camping chairs, tables
  • Coolers

What is Not Permitted at Bonnaroo?

  • Food or drink (however, small snacks and water permitted)
  • Selfie sticks, GoPro sticks, tripods
  • Outside alcohol (alcohol will be sold on festival grounds)
  • Chairs that sit higher than 1 foot off the ground, or with legs that are more than 6″ wide
  • Totems made of heavy material (wood, metal, etc.), totems with sharp edges or offensive language
  • Flag poles, heavy sticks
  • Glass containers
  • Backpacks, totes, and large bags of any kind
  • Skateboards, scooters, bikes, or any other kind of motorized vehicle
  • Noisemaker or any other noise disrupter
  • Slacklines
  • Drones, aircrafts
  • Illegal drugs, explosives, weapons, knives
  • Pets/animals (however, trained service dogs are permitted)
  • Open flames, propane lanterns, Chinese lanterns, nitrous or CO2 tanks
  • Cameras with detachable lenses

What Kind of Bags Are Allowed at Bonnaroo?

According to Bonnaroo’s official website, the following bags are permitted inside the festival grounds.

  • 1 gallon, clear zip-top bags
  • Waist or fanny packs
  • Small clutch bags up to 4.5″X5.5″
  • Drawstring bags up to 14″X18″
  • Clear bags no bigger than 20″X15″X9″
  • Empty hydration bags with no more than 2 pockets and no bigger than 20″X15″X9″
  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags no bigger than 20″X15″X9″

Bonnaroo Tickets

Official Bonnaroo tickets go on sale on January 9. There are several ticket types, tiers, and add-ons, so be sure to check out all of your options. Four-day general admission passes start at $319 plus fees.​ Looking to shop around, or waiting until summer gets closer to secure your plans? You can always find tickets on SeatGeek! Use code BONNAROO20 at checkout for $20 off your ticket purchase. Browse tickets here or view select listings below.

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