Jay-Z’s annual Made In America festival that takes place in Philadelphia has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The postponement of this year’s event joins the growing list of concerts and festivals that have been canceled or rescheduled because of the global outbreak.
The festival is set to return next year during Labor Day Weekend. However, ticket holders will be able to use their tickets for next year’s festival, and emails will be sent out to those who would prefer to request a refund.
The announcement comes as no surprise, given that the coronavirus pandemic has shut down the performance industry since March to slow the spread of the virus.
An official statement on the Made In America website reads in part: “2020 is a year like no other. We are in a pivotal time in this nation’s history. Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systematic racism and police brutality. Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country. Therefore, the Made in America festival will be rescheduled for Labor Day Weekend 2021. We look forward to working alongside the Mayor’s office and returning to the wonderful city of Philadelphia next year.”
“Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be valid for next year, and we will be sharing additional information as it becomes available, via our website and social media,” the statement continued. “If anyone would prefer a refund, an email will be sent to request one. For any further ticket inquiries, please reach out to the point of purchase.”
As Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported, last year’s lineup included Travis Scott, Cardi B, Juice WRLD, Kodak Black and other prominent musicians.
A tweet from the Made In America Twitter account also shared details on the postponement with a caption that read: “An update on the 2020 Made In America festival. Let’s focus our support on organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country. We look forward to seeing you next year.”
An update on the 2020 Made In America festival.
Let's focus our support on organizations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country.
We look forward to seeing you next year. pic.twitter.com/XQv5xIWren
— Made In America Festival (@MIAFestival) July 1, 2020