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Festival-goers say they were stuck in traffic for hours heading to Bonnaroo

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Posted at 6:21 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 15:05:46-04

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WTVF) — The route to Bonnaroo was at a standstill along the shoulder of Interstate 24 as thousands descended on Manchester. As of Thursday afternoon, traffic was moving.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said its expecting a high traffic volume until at least 7 p.m. Friday.

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.

Bonnaroo tweeted that the festival has been sold out for this year.

The event officially gets underway today and wraps Sunday.

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What to expect on the roads during the 2019 Bonnaroo Festival