As a result of Hurricane Ida’s severe rain, the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, has been postponed until Thursday.
On Tuesday afternoon, they announced it on social media: “We are very sorry to have to cancel Bonnaroo.” Centeroo, despite its beautiful weather this weekend, is now flooded in several locations, with tollbooth pathways and campgrounds inundated to the point where we can’t drive in or park vehicles securely.”
After 24 hours of torrential downpour, Bonnaroo organizers say they’ve exhausted all alternatives to keep the festival running safely and in a way that lives true to the Bonnaroo experience. Bonnaroo fans, please find safe ways to meet with your fellow festival-goers and continue to exude positivity during this difficult time.
This year’s lineup included Lizzo, Tame Impala, and Megan Thee Stallion, among others. Foo Fighters and Tyler, The Creator, a highly renowned rapper, are new additions this year. Leading up to the lineup’s release, the roster has continued to change: Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monáe, and others have left.
G-Eazy, Phoebe Bridgers, Run The Jewels, Deadmau5, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will all play at this event, as well as Brittany Howard.
Many Nashville-based musicians will be on the road this year, including Isbell and Howard. In addition to the Grand Ole Opry, which returns to Bonnaroo for the third consecutive year, Bonnaroo will have Joy Oladokun, Breland Devon Gilfillian Larkin Poe Lennon Stella The Band Camino Julien Baker, and Colony House, among others.
Tickets for Bonnaroo 2021 were officially sold out within three weeks of being on sale. Despite Bonnaroo 2021 being the fastest-selling festival ever, part of the purchases came from those who bought tickets for the 2020 event and carried them over to
In only two weeks after Bonnaroo 2020 tickets sold out in record time, the coronavirus epidemic hit the United States — and all big music events were placed on hold.
COVID-19 vaccinations were mandatory, or a negative test was performed within the past 72 hours. A $40 fast test can be performed on-site for those who do not have vaccination evidence or test results. A refund will be provided for those who test positive and will be asked to leave immediately.
Outside of the festival’s entrance, Bonnaroo was mandating masks in all of its enclosed rooms — although this being Bonnaroo, that’s a tiny percentage of the festival’s footprint. According to the organizers, there will also be additional hand sanitizer stations and “regular cleaning in high-touch locations,” according to the organizers.