Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Festival has cancelled its 2021 edition at the last minute, due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ida.
In a series of statements posted to social media, the festival organisers revealed that flooding stemming from the hurricane has caused the festival site to be waterlogged, with no vehicles able to arrive on site.
“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,” the statement said.
“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.”
In the wake of the cancellation, Bonnaroo organisers asked fans to “find ways to safely gather with your Bonnaroo community and continue to radiate positivity during this disappointing time”.
Tickets for Bonnaroo 2021 will be refunded within 30 days, and the festival is set to return next summer.
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