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Free laundry service at Bonnaroo changes the game

New luxurious additions to this year's Bonnaroo show that life at a festival doesn't have to be dirty

By Jamie Raybould on 06 Jun 2018

Bonnaroo festival

Bonnaroo festival

image © Otchster/Wikimedia Commons

Festivals always seem to be the antithesis of cleanliness. You must always choose between them – you could never have both. However Bonnaroo festival, located in Manchester, Tennessee, will open the very first LG LaundROO lounge, where festivalgoers can drop off dirty clothes, go for a wander, then return at a certain time to their clothes clean and folded, all for free.

If your clothes have gone past the point of no return, the Live Nation festival has thought of that, too. This year, as well as the addition of the LaundROO lounge, a vintage clothing swap shop is opening up in the grounds, meaning you can swap your sweat-encrusted shirts for a stranger’s, while under the advisement of an ‘expert stylist’ that will “help them choose a look from the LG closet that best captures their festival identity”, according to the Tennessean.

The LaundROO lounge will, as well as housing 25 washing machines, also include air conditioning, charging ports and televisions with games consoles.

Some of the acts performing at Bonnaroo this year include Eminem, the Killers, Muse, Future, Dua Lipa and Paramore. The festival promises a large improvement in expected attendees, as the event recovers from a fall in numbers to its lowest ever in 2016. In comparison to 2016, the expected attendance has almost doubled, from the 45,537 tickets sold in 2016, to the 80,000 expected this year.


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