Bonnaroo Rocks Out

The 11th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicked off in Manchester, Tenn. on Thursday—and the good times are already rolling.

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Fans of Kendrick Lamar cheer the up-and-coming hip-hop star during the first day of the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn. on Thursday. Click to see more pop, rock, folk and rap favorites wowing the crowd at Bonnaroo.
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Kendrick Lamar appeals to all kinds of audiences, from the toughest customers in Compton to the crunchiest fans in Portland.
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Audiophiles relax to the sound of metal drums as they sit in a sonic portal. Even in its eleventh year, Bonnaroo still attracts a faithful hippie crowd.
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Music lovers gather at the Centeroo Fountain, one of the festival's trippy meeting places.
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Joe Trivette of The Applebutter Express performs on the Solar Stage. Applebutter Express is a jam-bluegrass group with one album under its belt.
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Festivalgoers gathered by the thousands on the first day of Bonnaroo, which is held on 700 acres of former farmland.
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James Trimble of The Dirty Guv'nahs rocks out This Tent, one of Bonnaroo's hyper-literal venue names. This marks the Guv'nahs' second stint at the festival.
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Trimble's bandmate Cosmo Holloway gets lost in the music. The Guv'nahs' are slated to play a set at the Sonic Stage on Friday.
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Sergio Rios of Orgone rocks hard. At lead vocals in singer Niki J. Crawford.
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Devin Williams of Orgone blows his trumpet behind big shades.
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Music lovers strip down and cool off in the Centeroo Fountain.
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Just a few of the nearly 80,000 people who will gather at Bonnaroo over the course of the festival.
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Music lovers Mike Garcia and Denise Wallace, both of Dallas, Texas., give each other a kiss outside the Ferris wheel.
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Festivalgoers ride the Ferris wheel as the sky gets dark.
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Festival attendees are loaded onto the Ferris wheel at sundown.
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