Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has cancelled its 2021 edition due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ida.
Back in 2020, Bonnaroo had to cancel the event due to COVID-19, and now it has been cancelled yet again. The event was scheduled to take place this weekend (September 2nd to 5th) at Manchester’s Bonnaroo Farm. The festival will issue refunds in 30 days for tickets purchased through Front Gate Tickets.
“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,” organizers explained in a statement.
“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!”
This year’s festival was supposed to feature big-name acts. Artists like Lizzo, Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Megan Thee Stallion, Lana Del Rey, and more would have performed.