Xbox, OneDrive and Skype give you the best seats in the house at Bonnaroo music festival

Follow all the music and action from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival using the Bonnaroo with Xbox app.

Headed to Manchester, Tennessee for the 13thannual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 12-15? Whether you’re there, or at home, Xbox, OneDrive and Skype will make sure you get to experience the festival like you never have before.

If you’re at home, Bonnaroo comes to Xbox, the exclusive broadcasting partner for the festival, for the first time. “We are thrilled with the partnership across Microsoft teams in ensuring we have a successful event,” says Wil Mozell, general manager, Xbox Entertainment Studios. “We will have great experiences to share at the festival, and with the live interactive music experience on Xbox One and Xbox 360, giving our fans the opportunity to experience Bonnaroo for the first time and have unique access not even available to those attending the festival.”

You can use the Bonnaroo app on Xbox One and Xbox 360 to choose which performances you want to see, get backstage access to interviews with performers and check out exciting acts from past Bonnaroo festivals. The live stream starts at 1:30 p.m. PT on Friday.

OneDrive will give fans at the festival their own personal photo history of their Bonnaroo experience. Using the festival’s RFID wristbands, attendees can get exclusive photos from all of the performances that they check into when they link their OneDrive account to those wristbands. Music fans everywhere who are interested in photos from the history of Bonnaroo, or who want to follow along with photos from this year’s festival can head over to the Bonnaroo OneDrive collection. There, fans can find never-before-seen photos from every year of the festival, including official photos from 2014, straight from Bonnaroo’s photographers.

“It’s fantastic to be on the ground at Bonnaroo this year, giving fans new ways to capture, store, and share amazing photos from their experience,” says Ryan Gavin, Microsoft Consumer Apps & Services general manager.

Skype is joining the excitement by partnering with Xbox to “further enhance the Bonnaroo experience by offering unique and exclusive content that brings fans closer than ever to their favorite artists,” says Angie Hill, general manager, Skype Marketing. Music fans will be able to use Skype to ask questions of their favorite artists either at home or on-site at the festival. Answers to selected questions can then be viewed through the Bonnaroo app on Xbox Live.

Learn more about how you can enjoy Bonnaroo by heading over to Xbox.com and to the Skype Big Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff