Bonnaroo 2021 music festival cancelled not because of COVID-19

The Bonnaroo 2021 Music Festival, which was scheduled to begin on Thursday, has been cancelled, and we have compiled everything you need to know about the festival and why it was cancelled.

Before the cancellation, the latest lineup of the festival featured Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Tyler the Creator and Rufus du Sol, along with dozens of other acts. Last month, Janelle Monae and Lana Del Rey pulled out of the festival and were replaced in the lineup by Khruangbin and Rufus du Sol.

Bonnaroo 2021 lineup
Bonnaroo 2021 lineup

What is the Bonnaroo music festival all about?

Bonnaroo is a 4-day summer music and arts festival that is held annually in Manchester, Tennessee, US. The first Bonnaroo festival, which attracted about 70,000 visitors, was organised by veteran music promoter Ashley Capps and it was held in 2002.

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Why Bonnaroo 2021 was cancelled

The music festival organisers announced on Tuesday 1 September that the event had been cancelled. Surprisingly, the reason given is not Covid-related, rather heavy rains from Hurricane Ida soaking the festival’s grounds in Manchester, Tennessee.

The organisers explained the new developments in social media posts, stating that the festival has been rescheduled to take place in June of next year. Their social media page reads:

“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo. While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely.

“We have done everything in our power to try to keep the show moving forward, but Mother Nature has dealt us a tremendous amount of rain over the past 24 hours, and we have run out of options to try to make the event happen safely and in a way that lives up to the Bonnaroo experience.

“Please find ways to safely gather with your Bonnaroo community and continue to radiate positivity during this disappointing time. WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FARM IN JUNE 2022!

The full details can be found on the Bonnaroo website.

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