Foo Fighters, Lizzo  Among Headliners for Bonnaroo’s September Return Foo Fighters, Lizzo  Among Headliners for Bonnaroo’s September Return
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced its planned lineup for 2021, returning to the farm for four days of performances beginning Thursday, September 2.... Foo Fighters, Lizzo  Among Headliners for Bonnaroo’s September Return

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced its planned lineup for 2021, returning to the farm for four days of performances beginning Thursday, September 2. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary, returning this fall after missing its 2020 event due to the pandemic.

The Friday-Sunday slates each have a pair of headliners, with Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion leading the Friday lineup, Lizzo and Tame Impala Saturday, and Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey Sunday. Thursday’s opening night is led by the Grand Ole Opry and Special Guests. Other highlighted performers for the weekend include Run The Jewels, Leon Bridges, My Morning Jacket, Jack Harlow, Phoebe Bridgers and Deadmau5. All told, over 100 performers are listed on the bill.

Tickets are already on sale, with consumers who purchased tickets for the 2020 event and opted to hang on to them when the event was called off being able to roll them into tickets for September. GA passes start at $339 for the four days, with several tiers of VIP and package deals available.

It is unclear whether event organizers are limiting pass sales for the time being due to COVID-19 concerns. The event website indicates an “intend to abide bty relevant recommendations to ensure a safe and enjoyable festival” without detailing specifics about crowd limits, social distancing, or any other precutions that will be in place when the event kicks off.

Reactions to the announcement on social media have largely been positive – with festival fans celebrating the potential return of one of the largest and most popular events on the calendar after so many have been wiped clean since March of 2020. But plenty of skepticism remains that the event will go off as planned in the fall, or that it will be safe for those who do attend.

And, predictably, there were more than a few gripes about the lineup, particularly among those who rolled tickets over from last year only to find acts they were hoping to see not included.

But, at the end of the day, there are likely to be no shortage of fans who are thrilled to head to the farm once more for Bonnaroo in September, assuming local health officials don’t bring the hammer down on live events if case numbers rise over the summer.

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