The hugely popular Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, located in Tennessee, has been postponed due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
The 2020 edition of the event was originally scheduled to take place June 11–14. Now, however, festival organisers have somewhat optimistically rescheduled the festival to take place on September 24–27.
The likes of Tame Impala, Tool, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, the 1975, Run the Jewels, and more were due to perform at the event.
“All current tickets and onsite accommodations (camping, tent rentals, RV, etc.) will be honoured for the new weekend,” the festival said in a statement. “Fans with off-site accommodations and shuttles purchased through the festival will be contacted directly with updates.”
They added: “Rest assured, we will share updates as quickly as possible via email, our website, and on our social accounts. 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.”
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 19th, more than 220,313 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 8,980 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 150 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy and Spain, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.