Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival is among the latest live events to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally set to take place from June 11th to 14th and feature the likes of Tool, Lizzo and Tame Impala, the event has been postponed and will now occur from September 24th to the 27th. Tickets will be honored at this later date.
The decision to move Bonnaroo came “out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff and our community,” according to a statement from the organizers.
The U.K.'s famed Glastonbury Festival, meanwhile, has outright cancelled its 2020 edition due to the spread of COVID-19. Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift were slated to lead the lineup of that prestigious event.
Organizers for the event said, “We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June. But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months with thousands of crew here on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions needed to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.”
Ticketholders can roll their tickets over for the 2021 event.
Also being moved is Northern California's BottleRock Festival, which will shift from May 22nd through the 24th to October 2nd through the 4th at the Napa Valley Expo.
All original headliners from the May edition of the festival including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews Band, Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Zedd are scheduled to return to Napa in October. The festival expects to announce additional artists closer to the festival's new dates.
Passes for the May dates will be valid in October and ticketholders who can not attend the festival on its new dates will be emailed about refunds and exchanges.
Two other events, Punk Rock Bowling and Ride For Ronnie, have also announced postponements for 2020. Punk Rock Bowling is now aiming for a fall return, while the Ride For Ronnie cancer fundraiser is being pushed from its May 17th date in Encino, California to a still-to-be-determined date later this year.