Dave Navarro and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Bonnaroo in 2012.
by Kara DiCamillo
Categories: Entertainment, Music.
Photo: Steve Barringer on Flickr.

Known for being one of the greenest music and arts festivals in North America, Bonnaroo just announced its amazing 2012 lineup. Taking place June 7–10 this year, tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, February 18th, at noon. Headliners include: recently reunited Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Phish, and Grammy winner Bon Iver. Other big acts include: The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Foster the People, The Roots, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, Ben Folds Five, The Civil Wars, and Young the Giant.

Held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN, Bonnaroo has been focused on sustainability since its inception in 2002. In 2011 alone, 238.31 tons of waste was diverted from the landfill, which represents approximately 68% of all waste from the festival by volume. This was a record year for waste diversion at Bonnaroo.

Of this number, the break-down of waste includes:

22.8 tons of scrap metal
103.39 tons of commingled and construction waste
41.13 tons of cardboard
3 tons of donated food
8 tons of waste oil
178.32 tons of total recycling and reuse
60 tons of compost

For a complete list of acts at this year’s Bonnaroo, visit their website: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/.

About Kara DiCamillo

Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is also a contributing writer for TriplePundit, 1-800-RECYCLING.com, Sierra Club Green Home, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch. Beyond the moat that surrounds her Newport, Rhode Island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director.

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