The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Competition has been canceled for a second consecutive yr, simply days earlier than it was slated to start out.
Whereas the multi-day Manchester, Tennessee, occasion was known as off final yr as a consequence of COVID-19, this yr it’s being axed as a consequence of flooding.
“We’re completely heartbroken to announce that we should cancel Bonnaroo,” organizers wrote in a Fb submit on Tuesday.
This yr’s four-day pageant was set to happen from Thursday to Sunday, with a lineup together with The Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tyler The Creator, Megan Thee Stallion, Tame Impala, Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, Incubus and Lana Del Rey.
The forecast is obvious, however sadly rain from Tropical Despair Ida this week has left the campground flooded past fixing.
“Whereas this weekend’s climate appears excellent, presently Centeroo is waterlogged in lots of areas, the bottom is extremely saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the purpose that we’re unable to drive in or park autos safely,” the cancellation announcement submit continued. “Now we have executed every little thing in our energy to attempt to maintain the present transferring ahead, however Mom Nature has dealt us an incredible quantity of rain over the previous 24 hours, and we’ve got run out of choices to attempt to make the occasion occur safely and in a manner that lives as much as the Bonnaroo expertise.”
In lieu of the pageant, organizers inspired ticket holders to “safely collect together with your Bonnaroo group and proceed to radiate positivity throughout this disappointing time.” In addition they promised that “WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FARM IN JUNE 2022!” and that every one tickets bought by Entrance Gate Tickets shall be refunded to the unique methodology of cost in “as little as 30 days.”