After days of being soaked by fallout from Hurricane Ida, Bonnaroo 2021, set to take place this weekend, Sept. 2-5, has, unfortunately, been abruptly canceled. Though weekend weather for the festival proper initially appeared promising, the sustained rainfall throughout the week has rendered the sold out fest untenable for the amount of traffic and campers, who make up a bulk of the 80,000 or so attendees, to enter and set up on the grounds, especially as entry was set to begin as early as tomorrow (and initially slated for today).
We are, of course, heartbroken with this latest development, and are sure it was made as a last resort from promoters, who had to delay then cancel last year’s event due to Covid-19, and delay this year’s typical timeframe from June to September, with last-minute additional Covid safety requirements implemented in the face of the Delta variant-fueled recent surge. Bonnaroo 2022 is expected to return to its typical June timeframe, and, fingers crossed, will hopefully occur in a largely post-pandemic world. Ticketholders for this year’s event, many of whom were rollovers from 2020, will be refunded.
Read Bonnaroo’s statement below:
We’ve been profiling some of our favorite performers in the leadup, and, though you, unfortunately, won’t be able to catch them live on the farm this weekend, we still hope you’ll peruse our coverage here, as many of these wonderful and up and coming performers warrant your attention regardless!