This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been canceled as the latest major live event called off entirely due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The four-day festival originally scheduled to return to Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN earlier this month was initially postponed to the September 24—27th in an act of wishful thinking back in mid-March.
Festival organizers shared a full statement on Thursday confirming the planned return of the long-running festival next summer on June 17th—20th, 2021. The announcement didn’t reveal any info regarding artist programming or a 2021 lineup.
Read part of the statement below,
Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date.
Bonnaroo will now take place on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Current 2020 Bonnaroo ticket holders will have the opportunity to refund your ticket(s) and accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021 by logging into your Frontgate account and selecting the refund option before July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. All ticket holders who do not select the refund option will be automatically rolled over to Bonnaroo 2021.
This year’s festival was set to feature its usual eclectic mix of artists including Tool, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Primus, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Rune The Jewels, Glass Animals, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, and many more.
Click here to read the full statement.
Click here to revisit Live For Live Music’s on-site coverage of the 2019 festival.