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Bonnaroo organizers have announced that this year’s festival set to take place September 2-5 has been canceled, but it’s not because of COVID.

Organizers released the following statement explaining the cancelation:

“We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo. 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.”

Bonnaroo originally announced the 2021 festival back in March. This year’s installment was going to celebrate Bonnaroo’s 20th anniversary. Headliners included the Grand Ole Opry, Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.