Bonnaroo 2021 has been cancelled. On a positive note, it has not been cancelled due to Covid (as it was last year), this time mother nature has had her say. The outdoor music and arts festival scheduled to be held in Manchester, TN on September 2nd has been impacted by heavy rains brought on by hurricane Ida. One of the headliners this year would have been Foo Fighters.
On August 31, festival organizers had this to report,
“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! All tickets purchased through Front Gate Tickets will be refunded in as little as 30 days to the original method of payment.”
Bonnaroo has been on the wrong side of luck over the past two years having been cancelled last year due to the global pandemic, and now this.
Organizers of the event later thanked their crew team for trying to make the festival possible:
“To the entire Bonnaroo crew, we cannot thank you enough for overcoming the mountain of adversity you faced and the herculean effort it took to get the show as close as it could to be ready to play. While it was impossible to have a show this year after the storm, without you we wouldn’t have even had a chance. We are eternally grateful for your blood, sweat and tears to get us to this point, for your incredible efforts in a challenging load out and for helping to prepare us for one hell of a comeback in 2022.”
Let’s hope 2022 sees the festival back and better than ever!