Coachella may not be ready to put on a two-weekend extravaganza just yet, but that doesn’t mean other festivals aren’t going full steam ahead this year. Bonnaroo has just unveiled the full lineup for their 20th anniversary edition of the festival taking place the weekend of September 2-5 in Manchester, Tennessee. Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Lana Del Rey, Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, and Foo Fighters are all slated to headline the festival, alongside dozens of other smaller acts who will take over its stages over the four-day event.
Like all other festivals, Bonnaroo postponed its 2020 edition several times before landing on its current dates in the fall.
In its website’s FAQ, the festival acknowledges the ongoing pandemic, writing, “The safety of fans, artists and staff remains our top priority. Our team continues to be in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and we intend to abide by relevant recommendations to ensure a safe and enjoyable festival.
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Under a specific subsection titled “COVID-19 WARNING,” Bonnaroo states that while they have taken enhanced health and safety measures for everyone attending, “an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present,” and that by attending Bonnaroo “you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
At press time, there isn’t any information regarding vaccine requirements for attendees on Bonnaroo’s website.
The festival will have on-site security, emergency medical staff, and crisis counselors 24 hours a day.
Tickets for Bonnaroo can be purchased here, with 4-day tickets starting at $329.