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Bonnaroo 2020 Canceled Amid COVID-19, 2021 Dates Announced

A virtual event will be held in its place this year, while next year’s festivities are confirmed for 17-20 June.

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Organisers for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival have officially cancelled this years’ festivities, amid the coronavirus pandemic. In the same announcement, however, dates for Bonnaroo 2021 have been confirmed, for 17-20 June.

 

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Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. 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. Bonnaroo will return to the Farm on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date. All current ticket holders will receive an email shortly with information on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival, or receive a refund. While we can’t be together on the Farm this year, we’re going to bring the Farm to you! Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon. Radiate positivity and take care of each other, – ️ ❤️ Bonnaroo

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Originally scheduled for June – and later postponed until September – at Manchester, TN’s Great Stage Park, Bonnaroo was one of the earlier musical events to be rescheduled or cancelled, amid COVID-19. Fans were looking forward to a line-up that initially included such acts as Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Tool, Lizzo, Glass Animals, The 1975, Run the Jewels, Brittany Howard and Miley Cyrus, among others.

Though next year’s lineup has not yet been announced, current ticket holders will be able to roll their passes over to 2021 with no action required. Additionally, those who choose to hang onto their tickets will receive free access to a virtual Bonnaroo event, taking place 24-27 September. While more details for the virtual festivities will be announced in coming months, the website promises that they will include: “some of our favourite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises”.

In a statement on the Bonnaroo website, organisers said, “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 line-up, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date.”

Ticket holders who wish to refund their passes and camping accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021, meanwhile, will have the option to do so between 1 July and 31 July 2020.

Influenced by many of the concerts of the 60s and 70s, Bonnaroo has been a summer institution since 2002. While the festival originally focused around jam bands, it has since diversified to include all genres of music – from bluegrass and hip-hop to rock, pop and electronic acts. Over the years, the festival’s stages have featured such legendary artists as Paul McCartney, JAY Z, Stevie Wonder, U2, Tom Petty and Metallica.

For more information, visit Bonnaroo’s official website.

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