"...My trip to Bonnaroo began back in early December when I got an email telling me I had won a trip to Hollywood for the premiere of PS I Love You starring Hillary Swank. My wife and I were excited to go not so much for the movie, but because we have friends and family in Los Angeles and I'm from that area originally..."
"...For the past few years, people have been telling me about their amazing experiences at Bonnaroo. I was thoroughly convinced after a security guard at last year's ACL Fest went on and on about how it's the festival he looks forward to most every year..."
"...Johnston took part in an internationally representative dais for the key panel discussion Greening the Music Industry. She was joined by moderator Neal Turley, an Austin local who improves the environmental profile of musical events with his company, Sustainable Waves, and operates three all-solar-powered stages that he helped design; Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros and the founder of the legendary Lollapalooza; Frank Mauceri, president of Chicago's Smog Veil Records, which is soon to be completely powered by on-site wind, solar, and geothermal energy; Rick Farman of Superfly Productions, which organizes the massive, jam-band-laden Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in rural Tennessee; Arnt Olaf Andersen, head of marketing for Oslo, Norway's biodiesel-powered, heavy-recycling Øya Festival; and Paul Diaz, owner of Atlanta's Tree Sound Studio, which has gone carbon-neutral in addition to helping bands produce albums in recycled and recyclable packaging...."
"...This was the summer of lovin' GCJ, with the bearded 28-year-old's ACL appearance completing a 2012 Grand Slam that began at Coachella in April, took him to Bonnaroo in June, and then up to Lollapalooza in August. Killed it..."
"...Upon arrival at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival, guests are handed two bags, one for trash and one for recycling. Last year, Bonnaroo served concessions with biodegradable plates, cups, and cutlery; used recycled toilet paper; and along with reggae-themed waste-management contractors Clean Vibes, recycled more than 250 tons of garbage..."
"...He distributed ice cream outside the Beastie Boys surprise gig at Stubb's during SXSW in March. He was backstage at Bonnaroo when Stevie Nicks joined Tom Petty for "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." At Wakarusa, he was an enchanted alien extra on stage, dancing to the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part Two." Most recently, he was the reason Jack White of the Raconteurs told 40,000 fans at Lollapalooza that there was free ice cream at the festival...."
"...Austin Chronicle: My wife and I caught PHJB at the Montreal Jazz Fest last year. Everyone knows of the pop festival circuit – Coachella, SXSW, Bonnaroo – but how are jazz festivals in this new millennium? Is that a circuit for y’all?..."
"..."For a moment, I was the link between Willie and Snoop. I smoked once more with Willie two years ago at Bonnaroo..."
"..."We came together professionally in 2002. Since we found a booking agent and manager in 2006, things have really taken off, especially last year when we played Bonnaroo, DelFest, Austin City Limits, and on Conan O'Brien."..."
"...The jammy, progressive, Americana troupe of lengthy musical buildups and well-placed covers are the only band with a dobro player currently crossing over into distinctly pop festivals like Bonnaroo, ACL Fest, and Fuji Rock. Next month, they capitalize on their momentum with a three-day music fest in their home state called Camp Greensky...."
"...Breakthrough: Bonnaroo and Glastonbury have advertised it since 2005..."
"...The local music media veteran announced last week that the cable station formerly known as Time Warner Cable News, News 8 Austin, and YNN, had sacked him after 17 years. A loss for viewers, but Langer still holds the midday slot on KGSR, counts down the New Year alongside Willie Nelson, and moderates Bonnaroo's celebrity panels this weekend...."
"...Bonnaroo added Walker Lukens to its lineup. The versatile pop sophisticate stands as the sole Austin artist on the Tennessee megafest, June 8-11...."
"...Twelve years ago, long before White Denim commanded Bonnaroo bookings, appearances on Letterman, and studio sessions with Jeff Tweedy, there was only one venue booking the scrappy local trio's garage R&B. Trophy's was an anomaly, a vestige of South Congress' sleazy strip era, with a brash owner in Dave Sprauer and a befuddling BYO liquor policy..."
"...For us, a group of college kids from Austin, the excursion, an annual trip to Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, was our pilgrimage to Mecca. Better yet, it was our red-blooded right of passage..."
"...Corporate music giant Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in megafest Bonnaroo, following up a majority buyout of ACL Fest/Lollapalooza promoters C3 Presents last fall...."
"...I found a half-gram of molly on the sidewalk Thursday night, indicating that some still can't differentiate SXSW from Bonnaroo...."
"...Eighty-five percent of a band’s income is live, so everything now revolves around how to promote a record around a tour. A lot of bands launch their record around Lollapalooza, or Coachella, or Bonnaroo, or ACL..."
"...The spoof, which performed at Bonnaroo last year – though it may have been more appropriate on Fun Fun Fun Fest's Yellow Stage – begins by auditioning audience members to play Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator role. Once they settle on someone who can say, "Come with me if you want to live," the existential battle between Skynet and the human resistance unfolds..."