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    Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:18:29

     "Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, The Other" Available Now  - It's a deep history of the fest!

    The book Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, The Other is available now, and can be purchased via www.bonnaroo.com. It will be in stores nationwide on April 1, 2012. This first official book about the country's premier summer music and arts festival contains over 400 photos covering all 10 years of Bonnaroo, featuring shots taken by some of the best shooters working in music today, including Danny Clinch, C. Taylor Crothers, Jeff Kravitz, and Ryan Mastro, among others. It also highlights numerous personal anecdotes from fans, the festival producers, various staff, and some of the top musicians and comedians who have performed there.

    Organized like a virtual journey through the festival itself (the book title comes from the names of the performance stages), it is a stunning, visceral celebration of the irrepressible spirit of the music, the artists and the community that make up Bonnaroo. It also celebrates the deeply collaborative nature of the festival -- a give-and-take continuum that occurs between bands and other bands; fans and their favorite bands; the festival and the local community and the land it's held on -- a place so uniquely located and laid out that it gives one the feeling that this beautiful thing could only exist right where it does. Most significantly, it honors the greatest collaboration -- the one between the fans themselves, who build an unspoken trust with one another and peacefully coexist while assembling what becomes the sixth largest city in Tennessee for the best weekend of their lives.

    From dazzling atmospheric photos to exclusive up-close-and-personal shots of the artists both backstage and onstage, Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, The Other profoundly captures the breadth and depth of what the Wall Street Journal called "one of rock's best festivals." Each photo bursts with the energy, power, and excitement one feels on the farm every day and night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, an event Rolling Stone famously hailed as "one of the 50 moments to change the history of rock n' roll." With each page, the reader is treated to the best seats in the house.

    Not familiar with Bonnaroo? What? You're not? Let us share!

    Set on 700 acres in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo is a four-day festival that draws 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 120 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art. The legendary event began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer which dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival. Bonnaroo has now evolved into becoming much more than just a concert destination; it has become a cultural touchstone and, for two generations of music fans, a rite of passage.

    Share your Bonnaroo stories in our comments field!

    —Emily Blume

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