Bonnaroo Resumes After Concerning Weather ‘Suspends’ Festival Performances
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Bonnaroo Resumes After Concerning Weather ‘Suspends’ Festival Performances

Performers including Carly Rae Jepsen had to leave the stage abruptly.

Update, 6:43 p.m. CT: Bonnaroo will officially lift its weather delay at 6:45 p.m. after lightning struck near the Manchester, Tennessee, area. The festival has shared an updated Sunday schedule with a handful of acts, including Taking Back Sunday and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, having their set times moved back.

A few minutes ahead of schedule, Carly Rae Jepsen resumed her performance, which was cut short by the suspension, at the festival’s main stage (the What Stage). Hulu‘s livestream is currently showing the set, which resumed with Jepsen apologizing for the interruption. She launched right into “Psychedelic Switch,” then directly addressed the weather issue afterward.

“We were so mad at the weather,” Jepsen said. “It was very infuriating.”

Original Story: Bonnaroo has abruptly paused all ongoing performances due to thunderstorms in the area near the Manchester, Tennessee, festival. It is unclear when the festival will resume performances and how its Sunday schedule will be affected.

“Due to lightning in the area, performances have been suspended,” Bonnaroo organizers said in a 5:40 p.m. CT statement. “We expect this to be a temporary delay. Please stay away from structures.”

The amount of people still on festival grounds is unclear, but the Tennessee Department of Transportation estimated more than 65,000 people would attend the event. As X users shared, performances have stopped in Centeroo (the festival’s main area), with graphics announcing the weather delay put on screens throughout the area.

The festival performances were being streamed live on Hulu as the suspension was called. Musicians including Carly Rae Jepsen had to quickly stop the performances, as shown on the live feeds. Jepsen told the crowd she and her band intended to return to the stage. Other acts performing as the pause began included Four Tet and Amira Elfeky.

2024 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
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Hulu’s live feed is currently showing a mix of banked video packages, b-roll and assorted backstage interviews. A graphic says, “Programming to continue shortly.”

Sunday marked the final day of the 2024 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. One of the festival’s most buzzed-about performances of the weekend from Chappell Roan luckily went off without a hitch on Sunday afternoon before the weather delay. However, performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Fred again…, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Taking Back Sunday, Joey Bad@$$ and Goth Babe have yet to occur.

2024 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
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Bonnaroo hosted performances from Post Malone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reneé Rapp, Pretty Lights, Cage the Elephant, Maggie Rogers, T-Pain, Dominic Fike, Diplo and GWAR earlier in the weekend. 

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