Bonnaroo 2021 Canceled Due to Ida Floods; The annual music festival was scheduled to take place Wednesday through Sunday.
Bonnaroo 2021 has been canceled, organizers announced Tuesday, after rain from Hurricane Ida flooded parts of the 700-acre farm in Tennessee where the annual music festival was scheduled this week.
“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo,” organizers said in a statement, adding that some areas had become dangerously flooded, saturated or otherwise flooded.
“We’ve done everything we can to try to keep the show going, but Mother Nature has brought us a lot of rain in the last 24 hours, and we’ve run out of options to try to make the event happen… safely. and in a way that lives up to the Bonnaroo experience, “said the organizers. “Please find ways to safely reunite with your Bonnaroo community and continue to radiate positivity during this disappointing time.”
Bonnaroo 2021 was scheduled to run Wednesday through Sunday in Manchester, about 70 miles southeast of Nashville.
Tens of thousands of people often attend the outdoor music festival and typically camp on the property in tents or RVs.
Before canceling Bonnaroo 2021, organizers said Monday night that Ida had forced them to reduce camping capacity and began offering full refunds to ticket holders willing to reconsider their attendance.
Tickets will be refunded within 30 days, Bonnaroo organizers said Tuesday.
Bonnaroo has been held annually since 2002 except last year. Among the dozens of artists scheduled to perform this year are Foo Fighters, Primus, The Disco Biscuits and Lizzo.