How to Start a Festival with Tom Russell of Governors Ball and Sound and Sound

Season 6, Episode 8 March 29, 2023 1h 13m

Brad SteinerBarry CourterLord Taco

Plus, your chance to win tickets to Bonnaroo 2023

On this week's episode of The What Podcast, hosts Brad, Barry, and Lord Taco chat with Tom Russell, founder of Governors Ball and Sound on Sound, about the ins and outs of starting a festival. Russell shares what he learned while interning at Superfly (the team behind Bonnaroo) and how those lessons ultimately led him to start festivals of his own.

This week also kicks off The What Podcast's 2023 Bonnaroo ticket giveaway. The gang has two general admission wristbands and a car camping pass up for grabs. All you need to do is call (423) 667-7877 (that's HAD-MOR-RUSS) and leave a voicemail about why you love Bonnaroo, any standout stories, or why you want to go this year. The best voicemails will be played on the show, and one winner will take home the grand prize. For more details, visit

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Topics: Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Sound on Sound

Guest: Tom Russell

  1. Topics
  2. Bonnaroo
  3. Governors Ball
  4. Sound on Sound
  1. Guests
  2. Tom Russell
  1. Seasons
  2. Season 6
  1. Hosts
  2. Brad Steiner
  3. Barry Courter
  4. Lord Taco

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