Bonnaroo won't be expected to return next summer...because they are now pushing the festival back to fall of 2021 in September.
I think this is a sign of what we as music fans can (or can't) look forward to.
Bonnaroo already had to cancel their 2020 fest due to the pandemic, but now it's been revealed that for next year's fest it won't be taking place in the summer in June like it normally does.
Instead, the new dates have been set for September 2nd-5th, 2020.
The postponement isn’t totally unexpected; most health experts outside of the Trump Administration agree that a COVD-19 vaccine won’t be available to the general public until Q2 or Q3 of next year. By moving the festival to September, organizers are affording themselves extra runaway and setting the stage for Bonnaroo to be one of the first major large-scale music events to take place post-pandemic. It’s also a strong indication that most other early spring/summer events — e.g., Coachella — will also likely be pushed back.