Earlier this month we announced that Wayne Coyne would be selecting two Sonicbids artists for slots at Bonnaroo, as part of a partnership with Billboard. At only $10 to apply, the proceeds of which will go to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, tossing your name in the hat is pretty much a no-brainer. Selected bands will receive $1000, share a bill with artists like Neutral Milk Hotel and Elton John, and a get a full-page spread in Billboard. But none of that captures the experience of performing at the festival itself. Sonicbids spoke with Chris Sampson, who oversees talent booking and programming for Bonnaroo, about what playing the festival is really like.