Bonnaroo sales to resume Saturday after ticket snafu

Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have identified the hobgoblins that forced the event's online ticketing system to go offline, and will resume selling tickets Saturday (2/25).

Organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have identified the hobgoblins that forced the event's online ticketing system to go offline, and will resume selling tickets Saturday (2/25).

The festival's ticket ordering system, Musictoday, apparently went belly-up within hours of the three-day outdoor rock fest's ticket window opening Saturday (2/18) after being hammered by heavy demand from concert-goers.

"The ticketing system issues have been identified and fixed," organizers posted on the event's website. "Thank you again for your patience and understanding." Sales are set to resume Saturday at noon EST, according to the site.

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"We're blown away by your amazing response to this year's Bonnaroo line up," the festival's promoters said in an earlier missive on the site. "Unfortunately, the ticketing system was blown away as well. No one was more frustrated than we were by the ticketing problems that were encountered today."

The four-day festival is set for June 7-10 in Manchester, TN, 60 miles south of Nashville. This year's lineup features Radiohead, Phish and Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners, along with the reunited Beach Boys.

 

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