December 8, 2021

Bonnaroo 2021: Heavy rain from Ida forces Bonnaroo music fest to cancel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have pressured Bonnaroo Music & Arts Pageant in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged competition grounds are unsafe for driving or tenting.

The annual competition was scheduled to begin Thursday on the location of a former farm in Manchester, about an hour southeast of Nashville.

On social media Tuesday, the competition stated that large rainfall during the last 24 hours, remnants of Ida’s highly effective winds and rain, have saturated the paths and tenting areas.

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The competition had earlier warned followers that tenting capability can be lowered due to the rain, however by Tuesday afternoon, the competition stated its central stage space was additionally waterlogged.

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Artists who have been scheduled to headline embrace Tyler, the Creator, deadmau5, Lizzo, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion.

The competition’s attendance in 2019 was round 80,000 however final 12 months’s occasion was postponed to this 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refunds have been being supplied for followers.