Bonnaroo Festival was preparing to make its highly anticipated return this weekend, after being canceled last year, due to COVID-19. These scheduled dates were set for September 2-5, in Manchester, TN.
Some of the Bonnaroo headliners were Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Grand Ole Opry, Tyler, Thw Creator, and more. Unfortunately though, this festival will not be happening, for a second consecutive year. Bonnaroo revealed on social media that this was due to weather that caused flooding and other issues caused to the festival grounds, due to rain.
“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.”
Despite this very unfortunate situation, Bonnaroo is looking forward to 2022.
“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!”
Fans who purchased tickets via Front Gate Tickets will be refunded within 30 days. Manchester definitely deserves to bounce back next year, after dealing with so much adversity, since 2020.
Check out Bonnaroo’s full statement regarding their 2021 festival cancellation, below.