Tennessee Is Burning: R.I.P. Bonnaroo Arch

The Manchester fest’s iconic entrance arch has been destroyed in a controlled fire.

Get ready for a brand new Bonnaroo welcome this year. The annual Manchester, TN, music festival has destroyed the event’s iconic entrance arch in a fire.

“Goodbye old friend! This incarnation of the Bonnaroo Arch had significant structural issues and needed to be removed,” they revealed on the fest’s official Twitter account. “The Arch has changed throughout the years, and we’re exited for its newest incarnation.”

Another Twitter account shared photos of the arch as it was being burned, as well as images of the scorched earth aftermath.

Fans will see what fresh entrance Bonnaroo has in store for them when it kicks off the weekend of June 13. Among the artists on the 2019 bill are Solange, Childish Gambino, Kacey Musgraves, Phish, Brockhampton, Courtney Barnett, and The National. Still, the arch will be missed.


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