MANCHESTER, Tennessee — The route to Bonnaroo has been at a standstill along the shoulder of Interstate 24 as thousands descend on Manchester for the extremely popular annual music festival.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation said it is expecting a high traffic volume until at least 7 p.m. local time on Friday.
#5LiveTraffic: Crazy! Some people on Twitter say they've been waiting to get into #Bonnaroo for 12 hours...even falling asleep in their cars! TDOT's expecting a high traffic volume until 7 p.m. Friday! pic.twitter.com/aNMy56Qn4p
— Blayke Roznowski (@NC5_Blayke) June 13, 2019
Some unhappy visitors took to Twitter to vent their frustration, some saying they’d been stuck in traffic for more than 12 hours.
One user drew comparisons between it and the Fyre Festival debacle from 2017.
Just pulling up to security at #Fyre after 17hrs.....opps I mean #Bonnaroo
— Ethan (@EmanPollet) June 13, 2019
Bonnaroo Update: I’ve been up for 48 hours. We have been in the car for 21+ hours. We have been waiting in line to get in for 7 hours.... we still aren’t in yet.... search “bonnaroo” and you’ll see the disaster it is rn pic.twitter.com/iTtvjaOtDu
— madelynn (@mmmm_wood5) June 13, 2019
Hey @Bonnaroo. You should of planned how to get peoole in better if you were going to sell 20k more tickets than you have in 6 years.
— Kevin Peresich (@KPeresich) June 13, 2019
Bonnaroo tweeted that the festival has been sold out for this year.
The event officially wraps Sunday.