Bonnaroo 2011

Timeline created by AmandaKoellner
In Music
  • Line-up

    Line-up
    The lineup was officially put up on Bonnaroo's website and included headliners Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Sprinfield and My Morning Jacket.
  • The Traffic

    The Traffic
    While some Bonnaroo attendees waited in traffic for nearly a day, others found backways and communicated with other festivalgoers via Twitter about new ways to enter the festival.
  • Lewis Black

    Lewis Black
    Lewis Black captivated the Comedy Tent at Bonnaroo. The comedian opened with jokes about the heat, saying, "If you don't know how hot it is outside, you're overdosing." Luckily, the Comedy Tent at Roo is air-conditioned.
  • Drink Water

    Drink Water
    While temperatures soared Friday afternoon, fesivalgoers stayed in the shade and drank water in preparation for the afternoon, evening and late-night lineup.
  • Campgrounds

    Campgrounds
    Bonnaroo attendees cook bacon for breakfast on a portable grill.
  • Friday evening

    Friday evening
    Friday night proved to be everything the festival stands for, as the late afternoon and early evening started out with acts such as Florence + the Machine, The Decemberists and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The night brought on powerhouses such as My Morning Jacket and Arcade Fire. Late night shows included Bassnectar and Pretty Lights.
  • Mushroom fountain

    Mushroom fountain
    The giant mushroom fountain also served as a cold relief from the heat with gallons and gallons of water flowing through it at most times.
  • Ferris wheel

    Ferris wheel
    If you needed a break from the music or the heat, Roo offered a bit of Tennesee breeze in the ferris wheel and also had a water slide for cooling off.
  • Saturday night

    Saturday night
    Arcade FireMy Morning JacketThe Black KeysWith powerhouses like The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and Arcade Fire playing Saturday night, Centeroo was buzzing with excitement Friday night.
  • Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters
    The late-night shows turned into early-morning shows Saturday night as Scissor Sisters, Girl Talk, The String Cheese Incident and STS9 (among others) took the stage post-midnight.
  • Sunday

    Sunday
    The Strokes and Widespread Panic closed out the festival on Sunday evening.
  • Sunday crowd

    Sunday crowd
    Come Sunday, the little makeshift town of Bonnaroo was still full with nearly 100,000 people in attendance.
  • Leaving

    Leaving
    Exhausted yet sad festivalgoers packed up and left the campgrounds in Manchester by noon on Monday.