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Bonnaroo​ 2020 is Officially Cancelled But Will Return for its 20th Anniversary

Bonnaroo joins every other music festival this year now officially canceled. The famous music festival, based in Manchester, Tennessee, always takes place in June. Back in March, the festival organizers delayed the festival to September, hoping the coronavirus would be under more control by then. With the virus still taking lives and making people sick, Bonaroo now won’t return until 2021. 

The Announcement 

Bonnaroo is a beloved festival. It’s known as one of the better music fests, despite the hot conditions. It’s a shame it won’t return this year, but safety first. Here’s the announcement for the unfortunate but necessary cancellation: 

“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.  More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date.”

A Great Lineup 

Bonnaroo, per usual, had an excellent lineup this year. Scheduled to play were the great Brittany Howard, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, the 1975, and Tool. Many festivals that have been postponed until next year have kept their original lineups. Hopefully, Bonnaroo can do the same. It’s a good mix of a variety of music.

The 2020 Schedule 

Tenacious D was scheduled to perform, plus Young the Giant and Miley Cyrus. Tenacious D crushes at festivals, as they usually do. Here was the impressive full lineup: 

Thursday, June 11th: Grand Ole Opry Feat. Special Guests, Andy Frasco, Larkin Poe, The Regrettes and more.

Friday, June 12th: Tool, Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, The 1975, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Tipper and more.

Saturday, June 13th: Lizzo, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, DaBaby, Seven Lions and more.

Sunday, June 14th: Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Rezz and more.

Leon Bridges… what a beautiful voice. He would’ve been a great, relaxing way to end a festival. Less exciting… Lana Del Rey, whose recent comments led to disgust and much-needed conversation. Artists and celebs… they’re not always the best at reading the room before posting online. Those comments of hers somehow continue to age more poorly as this awful year continues.

Back to Bonnaroo

When Bonnaroo returns next year, the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Bonnaroo is providing refunds for their 2020 ticket holders. However, if ticket holders want to hold on to their tickets and fly over to Tennessee in 2021, they can. Here are the full details regarding refunds: 

If you are a current 2020 Bonnaroo ticket holder, you will have the opportunity to refund your ticket(s) and camping accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021 by logging into your Front Gate account and selecting the refund option beginning on July 1, 2020. The refund window will close on July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET

As an added benefit, should you choose to rollover your ticket(s) to 2021, you’ll receive access to the Bonnaroo virtual festival (Sept 24-27, 2020) for Free (a $50 value).

If you are a current 2020 Bonnaroo ticket holder, you will have the opportunity to refund your ticket(s) and camping accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021 by logging into your Front Gate account and selecting the refund option beginning on July 1, 2020. The refund window will close on July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET

As an added benefit, should you choose to rollover your ticket(s) to 2021, you’ll receive access to the Bonnaroo virtual festival (Sept 24-27, 2020) for Free (a $50 value). More information will be released in the coming months on this special event.