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Bonnaroo Announces Dates For 2017, Says Attendance Dipped In 2016

MANCHESTER, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Just days after the wrapping up another successful Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, organizers for the event announced that Bonnaroo 2017 will take place from June 18th-11th.

Organizers reported that attendance for the 2016 edition of the festival dipped slightly from the previous year, with organizer AC Entertainment's vice president for community relations and strategic partnerships Jeff Cuellar telling the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce that the festival was facing stiff competition in the festival market in 2016.

"For the past 15 years we've been extremely fortunate to have over a million fans share the Bonnaroo experience with us," Bonnaroo organizers said in a statement to the Tennessean. "While our attendance is slightly lower this year, the Bonnaroo community is as vibrant as ever and excited about celebrating this milestone year on The Farm."

The four day music and arts festival was launched in 2002 and was an early arrival on the festival scene, which has burgeoned in recent years, leaving 'Roo competing for customers and talent with numerous major summer festivals

“When Bonnaroo first started in 2002, you could count the number of major musical festivals in the U.S. on one hand,” Cuellar told the chamber crowd last week, according to the Tennessean. “But today we are competing against dozens of other festivals — Hangout, CMAs, Riverbend, Firefly, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Beale Street, CounterPoint, Sasquatch and countless others.” – Staff Writers