Bonnaroo Attendance Up From 2008

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• June 17, 2009
The Troo Music Tent at the Bonnaroo featured Nashville bands The Features, The Protomen, and Heypenny. In addition to sharing Nashville roots, the three groups also won festival slots through “The Road to Bonnaroo” competition, co-sponsored by BMI, Bud Select, and venue partner, Mercy Lounge. Pictured at the Troo Music Tent are (l-r): BMI Sr. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations Mark Mason, Bonnaroo co-founder and producer and AC Entertainment President Ashley Capps, Mercy Lounge GM Drew Mischke, BMI Dir. of Writer/Publisher Relations Bradley Collins, BMI Asst. VP Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley, and BMI Assc. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations Dave Claassen. Photo by Erika Goldring

The Troo Music Tent at Bonnaroo featured Nashville bands The Features, The Protomen, and Heypenny. The groups won festival slots through “The Road to Bonnaroo” competition, co-sponsored by BMI, Bud Select, and venue partner, Mercy Lounge. Pictured at the tent are (l-r): BMI Sr. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations Mark Mason, Bonnaroo co-founder and producer and AC Entertainment President Ashley Capps, Mercy Lounge GM Drew Mischke, BMI Dir. of Writer/Publisher Relations Bradley Collins, BMI Asst. VP Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley, and BMI Assc. Dir., Writer/Publisher Relations Dave Claassen. Photo: Erika Goldring

Early estimates project that 75,000 people attended Bonnaroo last weekend in Manchester, Tenn. This is an increase from 70,000 in 2008, and just shy of the 80,000 tickets that would sell out the festival. Producers Ashley Capps of A.C. Entertainment, and Jonathan Mayers of Superfly Presents, arranged for about 125 acts this year, and are already working on the line-up for 2010 and 2011, because the event can be years in the making. Celebrities are regular attenders at the annual festival, with Drew Barrymore, Justin Long and Cameron Diaz all being spotted this year.

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