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Fans Will See Security Changes At Bonnaroo

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. - Music fans can expect to see some security changes when Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival kicks off Thursday.

More than 80,000 fans will head to Manchester for the four day festival. Authorities will be on the lookout for anything that can make explosives as a response to the deadly Boston Bombings.

Nails, glass, screws, and bolts will not be allowed onto the festival grounds.

Event organizers are also beefing up security along with THP Tactical Squad joining Bonnaroo security officials and Coffee County Deputies in patrols and security checks.

The THP and TDOT are also gearing up for the extra traffic. Gates open at 8 p.m. Wednesday to allow more time for vehicles to enter the campgrounds. State troopers will be on hand 24 hours a day, patrolling the ground on air and on foot.

During last year's festival, troopers worked 29 traffic crashes and wrote 1,092 citations and 21 warnings.

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will be among the headliners at the festival on a 700-acre in Manchester, about 65 miles southeast of Nashville.

Approximately 80,000 people attended last year's festival, which included about 150 performances on more than 10 stages. It's the 12th year for the festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday.

The full lineup is also posted on

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