Bonnaroo 2021 canceled due to floods: Pack a tent, Bonnaroo is reliable. Manchester Music Festival, Tenn. Not happening this weekend.
Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have canceled the four-night event due to heavy rain from Tropical Depression Ida.
The rain subsided late Monday and continued throughout Tuesday, creating full tollbooths and flooding the campgrounds “to the point that we can drive and park safely,” a statement from Bonnaroo said.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that we must cancel the Bonnaroo,” the party said on Tuesday. “While the weekend weather looks good, the Centeroo is currently flooded in most areas.”
The statement went on to say, “We have done our best to keep the show going, but [the mother of nature] has brought us heavy rain in the last 24 hours, and we have run out of ways to make the event safer and more in line with Bonnaroo experience.”
Bonnaroo took place in Manchester, Tennessee, about 70 miles south of Nashville. A flood warning remains in effect in Cofi County until 1 am The district is expected to receive 3 to 6 inches of rainfall from the remains of Ida.
Sam Herron, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville, on Tuesday said less than three inches of rain had fallen around the Manchester area.
“Of course it’s still raining down there, so maybe another quarter of an inch of rain is expected to fall in the evening,” Herron said.
This is Bonnaroo’s second consecutive cancellation. The 2020’s fest was postponed for three months due to the coronavirus epidemic and was eventually canceled. When Bonnaroo introduced plans to return in 2021, it was September – the first time the festival was scheduled to take place outside of June.
Tickets for the 2021 Bonnaroo are sold three weeks after the sale; The headliners at the event include the Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and Tyler, The Creator.
Bonnaroo’s post states that all tickets purchased with Front Gate tickets (meaning specifically for the festival) will be refunded “only 30 days before the first payment method.”