This evening, Bonnaroo co-founders Jonathan Mayers and Kerry Black held a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), They answered questions about this year’s lineup, including which acts got away, changes to the festival site, and dream headliners.
Among the things we learned:
— Video screens have been added outside This, That, and Other Tents.
— Yes, Bonnaroo has asked Jack White to host a Superjam: “Whenever Jack is ready! We have discussed before of course and hope it will happen one day.”
— Regarding additions to this year’s lineup, “We’re done announcing headliners for 2015….but lots of great artists, comedians and attractions to still announce.”
— Festival organizers decided to release the 2015 lineup early “because we were ready earlier than in years past….and psyched to get the information out.”
— One of Bonnaroo’s big initiatives is “to create more experiences in the campgrounds.”
— “The increasing number of festivals has created more competition for talent which increases talent fees,” hence the higher ticket prices.