Stevie Nicks drops out of BottleRock, citing COVID concerns


Stevie Nicks has dropped out of Napa’s premiere music festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, due to concerns over COVID-19, the singer said Tuesday. 

In a Twitter post, the former frontwoman of Fleetwood Mac says that she is canceling her performances for 2021. 

“While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021,” she wrote.

“Because singing and performing have been my whole life,” she continued, “My primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer. I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed, but we will look towards a brighter 2022.”

BottleRock told SFGATE that it is “devastated” Nicks “will not be joining us this year,” but said it was “very excited to announce that Chris Stapleton will now be headlining BottleRock on Friday, September 3rd.”

Stapleton, a country singer and songwriter, is best known for hits like “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Broken Halos.”

Other headliners include Guns N’ Roses and Foo Fighters. 

BottleRock takes place in Napa Valley from September 3 through 5. The festival had previously announced that all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a 72-hour negative COVID test.