By CLTure News
August 31, 2021
After rescheduling last year’s 20th anniversary festival to 2021 for the first time ever in September, Bonnaroo announced today they will cancel this year’s festivities due to significant rain from Hurricane Ida. The festival posted on Monday, “Due to the expectation of significant rain on The Farm from Hurricane Ida, and the knowledge that areas of our campgrounds will be rendered unusable, Mother Nature has forced us to reduce our camping capacity.”
The festival offered refunds for those choosing not to attend based on the news, but on Tuesday announced the festival will be cancelled completely due to the 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…
— Bonnaroo (@Bonnaroo) August 31, 2021
After announcing a health and safety policy requiring full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for attendees in early August, the festival planned to move forward with the 20th anniversary event. Bonnaroo is now set to return in June of 2022.
All current ticket holders will receive an email from Front Gate Tickets with information on how to request a refund. Refunds will be processed within 7-10 days to the original method of payment, according to Bonnaroo’s social media accounts.
Read more about the cancellation from the official Bonnaroo website.
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… pic.twitter.com/uLRJcfJzzc
— Bonnaroo (@Bonnaroo) September 1, 2021