Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Elizabeth
Heading to Bonnaroo? This wildly popular four-day Glastonbury-esque outdoor music fest takes place September 2-5, 2021 and features a diverse lineup of over 150 bands and other performance artists performing on more than 10 stages.
But how will you get there? Since its first year in 2002, Bonnaroo has been held on a 650-acre farm in the proverbial middle of nowhere in Manchester, Tennessee—approximately halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga. Here’s how to get the very best deal on a rental car for your Bonnaroo weekend.
How to Get a Cheap Rental Car for Bonnaroo
Book early. The best time to book your rental car is soon as you know you’re heading to Bonnaroo, since some rental agencies may run out of vehicles. Unlike airline tickets, rental car reservations can usually be canceled without a penalty. The best strategy is to ask AutoSlash for a quote early on, and then keep checking to see if prices go down.
Track your reservation. It’s a time-sucking chore to constantly check for lower rates but, luckily, AutoSlash can do this for you at no extra cost. After you book your car, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation. We’ll let you know if there’s a price drop so you can rebook at the lower rate.
Make the most of a weekend rate. Car rental companies can offer very attractive weekend promo rates—but there are often some strings attached. Knowing a little about rental car logic will help you get the most bang for your buck out of a weekend rental.
Check both on and off airport. Flying into Nashville or Chattanooga? An airport rental might be convenient, but it might also be pricey. A short Uber ride to a nearby neighborhood rental location could cut your rate in half. But off-airport rates aren’t always cheaper, so it pays to check both.
2021 Bonnaroo Line-Up is TBD
This year’s Bonnaroo takes place September 2-5, 2021. Main attractions of this festival are the multiple stages featuring live music with a diverse array of musical styles including indie rock, classic rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, pop, electronic, and other alternative music. Each day, the music starts around noon and can keep going until 3 am or later.
The 2021 Bonnaroo line-up is yet to be announced but it will likely include hundreds of musical acts. Past headliners include:
- Tame Impala
- Miley Cyrus
- Lana Del Rey
- Vampire Weekend
How to get to Bonnaroo: Head to Google Maps, Waze or MapQuest or your favorite GPS-enabled app. Type in “Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival, Manchester, TN” and simply follow signs and signals when you get close. The actual street address of the festival is 627 Campground Rd, Manchester, Tennessee 37355.