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Bonnaroo Hits Manchester

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 10:34:40-04

Gates opened at the Bonnaroo music festival and many fans had a lot a new things to look forward to. 

It's not often that a toilet becomes the highlight of a festival, but for Bonnaroo's 15th anniversary bathrooms and shower houses have become the main event.

There were many new additions at Bonnaroo, including new permanent bathrooms. Many guest were excited to no longer use baby wipes or dry shampoo. Party goers could use the facilities for just a few bucks.

"Some of the portapotties that were available in 'Center Roo' are now available in the camping areas, and there is now free water fountains," said Jeff Cuellar, Vice President of AC Entertainment.

For the guests that shoveled out more than $500 for a VIP pass, they could purchase a air conditional luxury cabana for an additional fee.

See NewsChannel 5's Bonnaroo 2016 photo album below.

"The cabanas are from Belgium, they take about 30 minutes to set up. Then you have high class living at Bonnaroo," said Andy Johnson.

Many guest said they noticed a decline in people showing up for the festival this year.

"This time last year this place was packed. Cars were backed up for miles."

Yet, despite less people around, Bonnaroo has brought millions of dollars in tax revenue to the economy of Coffee county. And organizers hope with the new additions, more people will make the trek to Manchester, Tennessee.