Bonnaroo offers so much more than music


NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t blame being at Bonnaroo for missing the NBA Finals or the season finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

The music festival, which launched Thursday, will also include several screenings, from TV shows to replays of cult favorite films, from “Mean Girls” to “The Goonies.”

Here is a look at what’s happening outside of music at the four-day event in Manchester, Tennessee, where Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and Deadmau5 will perform across multiple stages.



LeBron James is one of the headlining acts at Bonnaroo — sort of.

Game 5 of the current NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will be shown Sunday at the Cinema Tent. The game will be played at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

The festival also played Game 4 on Thursday.



HBO’s white-hot series, “Game of Thrones,” concludes its fifth season Sunday and the network will air it at Bonnaroo.

The episode will play at The Other Tent, one of the main five stages at Bonnaroo.

Bonnaroo will also play other episodes from season five throughout the festival.



Lyrics won’t be the only thing fans will repeat at Bonnaroo.

The festival will hold “quote-along” screenings for films such as “Mean Girls” starring Lindsay Lohan; “The Goonies”; “Clueless”; “Zoolander”; and “Back to the Future.”

Bonnaroo will also hold a “sing-along” to R. Kelly’s “Trapped In the Closet,” the R&B singer’s highly entertaining rap opera that launched in 2005.



You can’t blame gaining weight on letting yourself go at Bonnaroo.

The festival will offer free yoga classes for all levels throughout the four-day event. Bonnaroo also will offer a dancercise class and will host its third Roo Run, a 5k race, on Saturday. The entrance fee for the run is $15; the proceeds will benefit the Bonnaroo Works Fund.



The Bonnaroo festival will also feature a number of comedians, including Chris Hardwick, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Michelle Wolf, Ralphie May and Nick Thune.


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