When and Where: June 13-16; Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee
Lineup Highlights: Bjork, Mumford & Sons, Paul McCartney, Pretty Lights, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Wu-Tang Clan
The Scoop: This marks the 12th year for one of America’s most massive festivals, and 2013’s diverse lineup continues to show the Bonnaroo bookers’ commitment to expanding beyond the fest’s jam-band roots. As always, expect a strong community vibe, as mostly everyone camps on-site. Plus, organizers have put extra energy into growing a quality food scene this year, including an expanded Food Truck Oasis.
Insider Tip: You will want to bring everything you will need with you. There is a Walmart in Manchester for last-minute supplies, but go early—it can get picked over quickly.
Escape From Your Escape: On a 700-acre farm in Tennessee, escapes happen within festival grounds. For a break, hit Bonnaroo Cinema, an air-conditioned, 24-hour theater screening sporting events and movies.