Lizzo & Other Singers React To Bonnaroo 2021 Cancellation
This weekend’s Bonnaroo was meant to be history-making, featuring Lizzo as the first female headliner. Unfortunately, due to the heavy rains of Hurricane Ida, the Manchester, Tennessee venue was flooded. It was announced that Bonnaroo would be canceled on Aug 31.
To the entire Bonnaroo crew, we cannot thank you enough for overcoming the mountain of adversity you faced and the herculean effort it took to get the show as close as it could to be ready to play. While it was impossible to have a show this year after the storm, without you… pic.twitter.com/uLRJcfJzzc
— Bonnaroo (@Bonnaroo) September 1, 2021
Lizzo mourned the cancelation on her Instagram stories following the announcement, writing that she was “honored to be your first female headliner @bonnaroo.”
Other performers shared similar sentiments through Twitter.
— Sylvan Esso (@SylvanEsso) August 31, 2021
— Incubus (@IncubusBand) August 31, 2021
I’m sorry y’all had to make this choice but I believe it was the right one. I was really REALLY looking forward to it, but ya gotta be safe and smart. Love to everybody on the crew with a broken heart today. https://t.co/Ft3NIVytLd
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 31, 2021