Billboard reports that Bonnaroo’s producers have long term plans for the Manchester, TN site where the festival is held each June.
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, producers of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival, are finalizing the purchase of the bulk of the festival site land near Manchester in Coffee County, Tenn.
The festival will end up owning about 530 acres alongside Interstate 24 purchased from landowner Sam McAlister. Bonnaroo has long-term leases with owners of 300 additional acres at the site.
Superfly president Jonathan Mayers declined to reveal a price tag for the land, but did say the plan is to not only build a permanent infrastructure at the site, but to host other events in addition to Bonnaroo.
Mayers says the rural Bonnaroo site would work for a wide range of events, large and small, “whether it’s a country event or a Christian music festival, or just a stand-alone concert out there, with us producing it, someone else, or us partnering with someone. We’re totally open-minded.”