Bonnaroo 2021 Will Require COVID-19 Vaccination Or Negative Test For Entry
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend this year’s event.
Slated for September 2-5th, the festival is looking closely at the spiking cases of COVID-19. While over 50% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose the COVID-19 vaccine, spikes among both vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens has raised concerns among the live music community just a few short months since reopening.
“The safety of our patrons and staff is our number one priority. As such a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend Bonnaroo 2021,” the festival announced on social media. “Bonnaroo strongly encourages vaccination. The last day to receive the second shot of Moderna or Pfizer, or a single dose of Johnson and Johnson is Thursday, August 19th. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of first entering Centeroo. Bonnaroo requests that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask at all times while on The Farm.”
Bonnaroo was among the rest of the live music events affected from the COVID-19 outbreak pandemic in 2020. Annually hosting 80,000, the festival was forced to initially reschedule and then fully cancel its 2020 celebration. Postponing this year’s event to September from its usual June dates seemed promising to get back to normalcy, but with the rise of cases and unknown months ahead, other events like Lollapalooza, Summer Fest, and SLC-based promoters Sartain & Saunders are taking the extra measures to ensure safety.
The 2021 lineup rolled over many of the previous year’s headliners, and this year will boast Lizzo, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, My Morning Jacket, Tyler The Creator, The Disco Biscuits, and more.