Bonnaroo Is USA’s First Major Summer Festival to Postpone Due to Coronavirus

Published: Wednesday 18th Mar 2020 by Rashad

While a number of annual American music festivals hosted in spring have opted to reschedule due to the coronavirus pandemic (i.e. Coachella, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, SXSW, etc.), the nation’s major summer festivals had been holding the line to see if conditions would be fairer for them.

Now, to avoid impact, they too have begun announcing postponements.

Bonnaroo, one of the South’s most anticipated annual music fests, is among the first to reschedule. Details inside:

Hosted in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – originally scheduled for June 11-14 – has been moved to September 24-27, a recent statement delivered by organizers reveals.


“Per a statement posted on the festival’s website, all tickets and onsite accommodations, such as camping, tent rentals, and RV parking, will be honored, while those with off-site accommodations and shuttle reservations will be contacted directly.

The festival promised to keep updating fans via social media and its email list, adding, ‘Please continue to radiate positivity through this uncharted time in our world. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you on The Farm this fall.’”


As of time reported, there’s no word on if any of the acts on the lineup (listed on the advert above) will not be performing due to the shakeup.

Although Bonnaroo is the USA’s first major summer fest to reschedule due to the pandemic, they certainly aren’t the first in the world.  Click here to read about Glastonbury’s cancellation announcement lifted just hours before.

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