Lizzo makes history as first female to headline Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo will not happen in 2020

The venerable Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has canceled its plans to reschedule the festival in September, organizers announced Thursday.

The music festival, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, will not take place Sept. 24-27 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 20th anniversary of the arts and music extravaganza will now happen between June 17-June 20, 2021, according to a news release.

“Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date,” according to the statement.

This year’s lineup was slated to feature musical acts including Tool, Lizzo, Leon Bridges, Tenacious D, Tola, Lana Del Rey, Brittany Howard and Jason Isbell. The event was scheduled in June but was later postponed for September dates due to the coronavirus outbreak.

There will still be a virtual gathering Sept. 24-27 that will feature some moments from musicians who performed in the past, according to the news release.

“We’re planning a weekend-long virtual festival on the rescheduled Bonnaroo dates this fall (September 24-27, 2020) for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon.”

Organizers have provided steps for those who already bought tickets on how to refund their money or roll over their tickets for next year:

Refund/rollover:

Bonnaroo will now take place on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. If you are a current 2020 Bonnaroo ticket holder, you will have the opportunity to refund your ticket(s) and camping accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021 by logging into your Frontgate account and selecting the refund option beginning on July 1, 2020. The refund window will close on July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. All ticket holders who do not select the refund option will be automatically rolled over to Bonnaroo 2021. Refunds will be processed in as few as 30 days following the July 31, 2020 deadline. Your refund will be issued to your original method of payment. Note: If you used a layaway plan to purchase your order, your order will be refunded, less the $10 non-refundable layaway fee.

  • If you purchased a Nashville Shuttle, Airport Shuttle, Hotel package, or purchased tickets through Lyte, Fevo, or Ticketmaster Resale, there will not be a rollover ticket option for 2021. These ticket orders will be automatically refunded. Your refund will be issued to your original method of payment in as few as 30 days from July 31, 2020. New packages for 2021 will be announced and go back on sale at a later date. 

2021 ticket refund process:

If you are a current 2020 Bonnaroo ticket holder, you will have the opportunity to refund your ticket(s) and camping accommodations for Bonnaroo 2021 by logging into your Front Gate account and selecting the refund option beginning on July 1, 2020. The refund window will close on July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET

If you wish to roll over your 2020 Bonnaroo ticket to Bonnaroo 2021, no action is required. 

As an added benefit, should you choose to roll over your ticket(s) to 2021, you’ll receive access to the Bonnaroo virtual festival (Sept 24-27, 2020) for Free (a $50 value). More information will be released in the coming months on this special event. 

Current ticket holders do not have to do anything if they would like their tickets to roll over. 

Request a ticket refund:

  1. Log into your Front Gate Tickets account using the appropriate link below.
  2. Select the “Your Account” button and then “Order History” at the top navigation bar. This will take you to your ticket purchase. 
  3. Select “View Order Detail” on the order number you wish to have rolled over to 2021. 
  4. Click the “REQUEST REFUND” button at the top of your order details. It will automatically initiate the process to roll over that ticket order. 
  • To refund all tickets purchased via Front Gate tickets,  click here. 
  • To refund all tickets purchased via Pollen/Ambassadors, click here. 

NOTE: If you purchased through Lyte, Fevo or Ticketmaster Resale, there will not be a rollover ticket option for 2021. These ticket orders will be automatically refunded. Your refund will be issued to your original method of payment in as few as 30 days from July 31, 2020. 

New packages for 2021 will be announced and go back on sale at a later date. If you used a layaway plan to purchase your order, your order will be refunded, less the $10 non-refundable layaway fee.

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