The Bonnaroo music competition in Tennessee has been cancelled on account of flooding from Hurricane Ida, which was Tropical Despair Ida by the point it hit the state on Tuesday. The four-day competition was scheduled to start out Thursday with headliners just like the Foo Fighters, Run the Jewels, Tyler the Creator, Lizzo, Tame Impala, and Megan Thee Stallion, amongst loads of others.
“We’re completely heartbroken to announce that we should cancel Bonnaroo. Whereas this weekend’s climate appears excellent, at the moment Centeroo is waterlogged in lots of areas, the bottom is extremely saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the purpose that we’re unable to drive in or park autos safely,” the music competition tweeted on Tuesday.
“We have now executed all the things in our energy to attempt to hold the present transferring ahead, however Mom Nature has dealt us an incredible quantity of rain over the previous 24 hours, and we now have run out of choices to attempt to make the occasion occur safely and in a means that lives as much as the Bonnaroo expertise,” the account continued.
“Please discover methods to soundly collect together with your Bonnaroo group and proceed to radiate positivity throughout this disappointing time. WE WILL SEE YOU ON THE FARM IN JUNE 2022!” Bonnaroo tweeted.
The competition not too long ago made headlines after organizers introduced that attendees can be required to both present proof of coronavirus vaccination or a detrimental covid-19 to enter the competition grounds. The U.S. has skilled a surge in covid-19 circumstances over current weeks, with over 157,000 new circumstances on Tuesday alone. However Tennessee has been notably exhausting hit with over 9,000 circumstances on Tuesday, the form of numbers the state hasn’t seen since December 2020.
Individuals who had already arrived in Tennessee for Bonnaroo from across the nation on Tuesday took to social media to vent their frustrations in regards to the last-minute cancellation.
“The inconsideration of the months of planning that go into this by cancelling it the day earlier than is infuriating,” one individual wrote.
“Properly i suppose it’s time to show my automotive round and drive again to Florida lmao,” wrote another.
The competition guarantees that individuals who ordered their tickets via the principle festival-sanctioned booker will get refunded in a couple of month. Different individuals who bought tickets via much less conventional methods could also be out of luck, particularly in case you purchased them from a non-public dealer.
“All tickets bought via Entrance Gate Tickets can be refunded in as little as 30 days to the unique technique of cost,” Bonnaroo tweeted on Tuesday.