Many music festivals have been canceling or rescheduling their annual gatherings left and right as the situation surrounding the pandemic continues to evolve across the US. While this fest had high hopes and rescheduled its summer event for the fall instead, it looks like the show won't go on after all. Bonnaroo's music festival in Tennessee is canceled officially until at least the summer of 2021.
"Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled," the event organizers posted on Instagram. "Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend."
The cancelation news comes at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, June 25. The event organizers explained on their website that they want to put the health and safety of "Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community" first.
The festival is now scheduled to take place from June 17-20, 2021 where it will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
If you want to roll your tickets over to the 2021 festival, all you have to do is sit back and relax until those dates roll around.
For those who want a full refund, log into your Front Gate account starting July 1 and select the refund option. Refunds will be available until July 31, 2020.
Those who also purchased a Nashville Shuttle, Airport Shuttle, Hotel package, or purchased 'Roo tickets through third-party sites like Lyte, Fevo or Ticketmaster Resale, will automatically receive a full refund within 30 days of July 31, 2020.
One Instagram user commented, “Hats off to Bonnaroo for doing the right thing and letting everyone get refunds. I’m already counting down until 2021.”
While the cancelation may come as a disappointment to some, the bright side is that a virtual Bonnaroo weekend is still in the works, and you'll have a year to round-up some extra cash to spend during your time on the Farm as well as a chance to get your festival gear just right.