The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival hosts its second “Hackeroo” this coming summer; an event that’s a marathon for coders. The hackathon hopes to attract developers across the country who are passionate about music and technology to Nashville.
Hackeroo will take place in May, 2015. The winner will receive VIP access to Bonnaroo, and the winner’s product will be marketed to Bonnaroo’s 80,000 attendees.
The winners of Hackeroo will also be given VIP passes to Southland, a technology and entrepreneurship conference taking place in Nashville, the three days prior to Bonnaroo.
About Bonnaroo: Set on 700 acres in Manchester, Tenn., Bonnaroo is a four-day festival that draws 80,000 fans every summer. Featuring over 120 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops and more, the grounds are converted into a virtual city of music and art. The legendary event began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer which dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival. Bonnaroo has now evolved into becoming much more than just a concert destination; it has become a cultural touchstone and, for two generations of music fans, a rite of passage. Each year, the lineup cements Bonnaroo as a force in music discovery, exposing its fans to legendary artists, current favorites, as well as breaking acts.