“We are heartbroken to announce that we must cancel Bonnaroo,” the festival wrote on its website on Tuesday. “Although the weather this weekend looks exceptional, Centeroo is currently flooded in many areas, the ground is incredibly saturated on our toll roads and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that… we cannot drive or park vehicles safely. “
The festival was scheduled to start on Thursday and run through Sunday at the festival grounds in Manchester. The media report that the attendance at the four-day event amounts to 80,000 people, some of whom are camping and others who come by personal vehicle or shuttle.
Bonnaroo said he had “no more options” for the event to run safely.
This year’s festival required attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within the past 72 hours.
Organizers said tickets for this year’s festival will not be postponed until 2022.
The festival site is approximately 65 miles southeast of Nashville.