FLORENCE — Country music fans will have to wait even longer for the return of Pinal County’s largest festival.
Country Thunder announced Friday it would once again be pushing its Arizona festival near Florence back due to concerns over COVID-19. The four-day festival, originally scheduled for this past April, will now take place April 8-11, 2021. It had previously been rescheduled for Oct. 29-Nov. 1, but the rising spread of COVID-19 in Arizona has caused a second delay.
“The time has come to look towards the future, and I think it’s going to be incredible,” said Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO Troy Vollhoffer. “We can’t wait to come back to Florence and kick this thing up a notch.”
While the festival will now be taking place a full year after it was supposed to, this doesn’t actually represent a cancellation of the 2020 festival, but a postponement. All tickets for the 2020 festival will still be honored in 2021, and three of the four headlining acts will remain the same.
The only headlining act not still on the lineup in 2021 is Kane Brown. He has been replaced with Morgan Wallen. Eric Church, Luke Combs and Dustin Lynch will still be at the 2021 festival.
“As always, we appreciate our thousands of loyal fans, partners, sponsors and supporters in Arizona for their patience, loyalty and enthusiasm. It’s been a strange year, but we’re excited to be able to look forward to planning a special experience for the greatest country music fans in America.”