The Bonnaroo material and Arts Festival is an annual four day music festival founded and produced by Superfly Productions and AC Entertainment, held at Great Stage Park on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, and will host its tenth annual event June 9-12, 2011. The main attractions of the festival are the multiple stages of live music, featuring a diverse array of musical styles which included indie rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, electronica, and other alternative material.
The festival started with a primary attention on jam bands, but has diversified greatly in recent years. Past notable acts include Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Phish, Tool, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, The Dead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Kanye West, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Nine Inch Nails, The Dead, The White Stripes, and My Morning Jacket. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, cinema tent, and ferris wheel. The festival was named one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll. Sponsors of the festival are required to provide free activities for attendees.