After offering fans the option to request refunds because rain from Hurricane Ida soaked the festival grounds at The Bonnaroo Farm, the 2021 iteration of Bonnaroo has been officially canceled.
“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo,” reads a note posted to Twitter and Instagram. “While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely.
“We have done everything in our power to try to keep the show moving forward, but Mother Nature has dealt us a tremendous amount of rain over the past 24 hours, and we have run out of options to try to make the event happen safely and in a way that lives up to the Bonnaroo experience.
“Please find ways to safely gather with your Bonnaroo community and continue to radiate positivity during this disappointing time. WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FARM IN JUNE 2022! All tickets purchased through Front Gate Tickets will be refunded in as little as 30 days to the original method of payment.”
The Labor Day Weekend event was set to mark a big comeback for Bonnaroo after COVID-19 forced the postponement and ultimate cancelation of the 2020 fest. This turn of events is a major disappointment for fans and artists, a major headache for event staff and another blow to the economy of Manchester and Coffee County, for which Bonnaroo has been a major driver of revenue each summer since 2002.