Bonnaroo 2021 is canceled because of ‘waterlogged’ festival grounds
Bonnaroo 2021 is canceled because of ‘waterlogged’ festival grounds

Pack up the tent, Bonnaroo faithful. The Manchester, Tenn. music festival isn't happening this weekend. Organizers of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival canceled the four-night event due to intense rainfall from Tropical Depression Ida. Rain moved in late Monday and continued throughout Tuesday, causing saturated tollbooth paths and flooded campgrounds "to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely," according to a statement from Bonnaroo. "We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo," the festival said Tuesday via Twitter. "While this weekend’s weather looks outstanding, currently Centeroo is waterlogged in many areas." The statement continued, "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." Bonnaroo takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, about 70 miles south of Nashville. A flash flood warning remains in effect for Coffee County until 1 a.m. The region expected to get three to six inches of rain from the remnants of Ida. 'UTTER pain':Festival-goers distressed after Bonnaroo gets canceled, but some find other plans Sam Herron, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville, said Tuesday that just under three inches of rain had fallen around the Manchester area.

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