The Bonnaroo Quiz


When was the first Bonnaroo festival?

The first Bonnaroo took place in June 2002.

Where does Bonnaroo take place?

Manchester, Tennessee, is 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Nashville.

What's the name of the place where Bonnaroo takes place?

Great Stage Park is a 650-acre (263-hectare) event grounds.

The Bonnaroo founders attended college together in this city — they created the festival as a tribute to its musical legacy.

Rick Farman, Richard Goodstone, Jonathan Mayers and Kerry Black went to Tulane University in New Orleans.

"Bonnaroo" is a Creole word meaning …

Bonnaroo means "really good time."

The Bonnaroo founders got the name from an album by this artist, who played the festival for its 10th anniversary.

Legendary New Orleans artist Dr. John made an album in 1974 called "Desitively Bonnaroo."

How long did it take the first Bonnaroo festival to sell out?

All 70,000 tickets for the inaugural festival sold out in two weeks.

How much did three-day tickets cost in 2002?

Tickets were initially $100 and then bumped up to $175 as the date got closer.

What's the name of the Bonnaroo Ben & Jerry's flavor?

Bonnaroo Buzz has a coffee and malt ice cream base with whiskey caramel swirls and English toffee pieces.

About how much money has Bonnaroo donated to local charities since 2002?

Bonnaroo has given about $1 million to nonprofits in Coffee County, Tennessee.

What's the name of the main stage at Bonnaroo?

The main headliners at Bonnaroo play on the What Stage.

About how many people attend Bonnaroo every year?

Bonnaroo becomes the sixth-largest city in Tennessee during that weekend in June. Anywhere from 70,000 to 90,000 people have attended each years.

About how long was the traffic jam after the first festival?

The founders joked to the local police to expect a 20-mile backup, and in fact it was 19 miles.

What's the name of the Bonnaroo YouTube channel?

Bonnaroo 365 debuted in 2013.

This band was NOT one of the inaugural Bonnaroo headliners.

Phish has played Bonnaroo many times, but 2002 was not one of them.

Which band played "the mud show" in 2004?

The "Primus mud show" is one of the more infamous Bonnaroo sets.

Which artist drew the ire of the crowd in 2008 when his set didn't start until 4:30 a.m.?

Kanye West was supposed to play the late-night set at 2 a.m. but started almost three hours late.

According to the 2014 Bonnaroo Census, which part of "the Bonnaroovian code" was the most important to attendees?

Of the six main tenets of the Bonnaroovian code, "radiate positivity" seemed to resonate most with the 2014 crowd, with 58.3 percent putting at the top of their list.

The Census also showed that the largest percentage of attendees found this value most important.

Friendship ranks high among Bonnaroovians — 42.3 percent valued it above the others.

How many high-fives did 41.6 percent of Bonnaroo attendees report giving or receiving during the 2014 festival?

Eleven to 50 was the sweet spot for the largest chunk of Bonnaroovians.

On which stage does the main Bonnaroo late-night show happen each night?

After the headliner plays on the What Stage, the late-night show begins on the Which Stage.

Name the year that these acts were Bonnaroo headliners: Dave Matthews Band, The Dead and Trey Anastasio.

The Dave Matthews Band played its first Bonnaroo in 2004, headlining Friday night.

Name the year that these acts were Bonnaroo headliners: Phish, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

In 2009, Phish headlined Friday and Sunday nights, and Springsteen took Saturday.

Name the year that these acts were Bonnaroo headliners: Kanye West, Jack White and Elton John.

After Kanye's antics in 2008, many were surprised that he returned six years later.

Name the year that these acts were Bonnaroo headliners: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish.

In 2012, Radiohead played what many consider the one of the best Bonnaroo sets ever.

When did Conan O'Brien headline Bonnaroo?

Bonnaroo has had a comedy tent since 2005, but Conan was the first (and only) comedian to headline.

What was the first year that NO members of the Grateful Dead played Bonnaroo?

There was no Bob, Phil, Mickey or Bill at Bonnaroo in 2008.

How many keys were in the lost and found at the end of the 2014 festival?

One hundred seventy-three keys were among the many items left at the festival that year.

About how many acts play Bonnaroo each year?

It's pretty staggering to consider the logistics of staging 150 bands over three days.

What's the surprise set that happens on Sunday at 1 a.m.?

Superjam is a themed set featuring a different grab bag of artists every year.

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About This Quiz

Bonnaroo is one of the premier summer music festivals. How well do you know the multiday music and arts celebration? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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