The show must go on. So says the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, which has announced it will be back Sept. 2 – 5 for its 20th year in Manchester, Tennessee.
Organizers recently announced the male-female headliners:
Thursday: Grand Ole Opry and Nubya Garcia
Friday: Foo Fighters and Megan Thee Stallion
Saturday: Lizzo and Tame Impala
Sunday: Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey
And the rest of the lineup:
If you’re wondering if it’s risky to gather at The Farm with upwards of 80,000 people during a pandemic, the answer is: duh. Bonnaroo says it has taken “enhanced health and safety measures” to protect attendees, artists, and employees, but it doesn’t specify what they are.
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death,” a statement on its website reads. “By attending Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
So…yeah, you could potentially get sick and die from coronavirus just because you wanted to see your favorite musical acts live, but if you do kick the bucket, it’s not Bonnaroo’s fault.
If you must, go ahead, get your tickets, and mosh the weekend away. Just make sure to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and steer clear of other people’s droplets – artists’ included. (Eww…)
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