PHOENIX — Sorry, country music fans, the Country Thunder party is going to have to wait a bit longer.
Officials with Country Thunder Arizona announced Friday that the four-day music festival has been postponed again, to April 8-11, 2021. The festival is typically held in the spring in Florence, Arizona, but was previously rescheduled for Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on large events.
“The time has come to look towards the future, and I think it’s going to be incredible,” said Troy Vollhoffer, CEO of Country Thunder Music Festivals, in a written statement. “We can’t wait to come back to Florence and kick this thing up a notch."
Luke Combs, Eric Church, and Dustin Lynch have been re-confirmed to headline the festival. Morgan Wallen will replace Kane Brown. The rest of the lineup will be announced as details are confirmed, a news release said.
For fans who have already purchased their 2020 Country Thunder tickets, those tickets will automatically transfer to the 2021 dates. "Fans do not have to do a thing," a news release said.
Ticket holders will receive further information on Friday, July 31 via email, the news release said.
Back in June, Country Thunder announced new dates for its music festivals in Wisconsin and Saskatchewan, Canada.
On Thursday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey extended his executive order indefinitely that closed bars, movie theaters, water parks, and tube operators, limits events to no more than 50 people, and suspends permits for special events.