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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and ReverbNation Join Forces to Offer Free Artist Submissions to Perform at the 2016 Festival

Two Bands will be Picked to Perform on Bonnaroo’s World-Class Stages

MANCHESTER, TN — Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and ReverbNation announced today an exclusive multi-year relationship that will harness talent from ReverbNation’s enormous catalog of new artists to play Bonnaroo’s world-class stages this summer in Manchester, Tennessee June 9-12. This year’s Bonnaroo headliners include Pearl Jam, Dead & Company and LCD Soundsystem.

Two talented bands will be selected by ReverbNation’s curation team and Bonnaroo’s organizers for this incredible opportunity. There is no submission fee, and bands can submit starting today through May 1, 2016 right here.

“Over the past decade we have helped an enormous number of bands get their start in this business,” said ReverbNation CEO Mike Doernberg. “Securing a spot on Bonnaroo’s stages is a hugely important break for any new band and we are thrilled that the festival organizers have agreed to tap into our unparalleled talent pool and utilize our curation capabilities to find some new bands for this career-making opportunity.”

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Bonnaroo welcomes over 85,000 people every June to its 700-acre festival grounds in Manchester, TN. Soon after its founding in 2002, Rolling Stone magazine hailed Bonnaroo’s inception as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock ‘n Roll.” Located just 60 miles south of Nashville, the festival provides an array of entertainment featuring over 150 musicians, comedians and artists on 12 stages.

“One of the most important elements of creating the Bonnaroo experience is selecting the right mix of talent to play our stages and engage our fans,” said Jeff Cuellar, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, AC Entertainment, co- producers of Bonnaroo. “We pride ourselves on helping develop up-and-coming artists by introducing them to our audience and we’re thrilled to work with ReverbNation to discover new talent to bring to Bonnaroo this year.”

ReverbNation provides approximately 4 million Artists with exciting opportunities and career building tools to achieve their goals. ReverbNation’s curation-at-scale capability enables the company to identify bands among its members who are ready for high profile opportunities to build their careers, and empowers festivals like Bonnaroo to discover emerging talent. In addition to Bonnaroo and other festivals like Hard Rock Rising and Milwaukee’s Summerfest, multiple sectors of the music industry are tapping into ReverbNation for uniquely talented new artists, major and independent record labels, film companies and globally known brands.

About Bonnaroo
Held on a sprawling 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day immersive experience, celebrating the best in live music entertainment from timeless legends to emerging artists in rock, hip hop, electronic, jazz and Americana. Since 2002, Bonnaroo has been a staple of the American music festival scene, bringing together hundreds of thousands of attendees in a one of a kind camping environment, to experience more than 125 artists and 20 comedians perform across 12 stages. Bonnaroo is the only large scale festival in the country that operates around the clock and features a variety of curated experiences including, a 24 hour cinema, comedy club, beer festival, theater performers, and more. Co-founded by Superfly and AC Entertainment, Bonnaroo is a once in a lifetime experience that happens every June. Learn more at, Twitter: @bonnaroo, Facebook and Instagram: @bonnaroo.

Tyler FilippiBonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and ReverbNation Join Forces to Offer Free Artist Submissions to Perform at the 2016 Festival