Full refunds are to be issued after international hip-hop festival Rolling Loud’s Hong Kong edition was cancelled as political tensions threaten the safety of fans.
The event, which was organised in collaboration with Live Nation Electronic Asia, was scheduled to take place at Art Park at West Kowloon on October 19-20.
The line-up included Migos (pictured), Wiz Khalifa and Playboi Carti as well as local talent.
A statement from Rolling Loud reads: “After consulting with security experts, it has been determined that it is not possible to organise the upcoming Rolling Loud Hong Kong edition as we had hoped without endangering the safety and well-being of our fans, artists, and staff.
“While we regret having to cancel the festival, this is not a decision that has been taken lightly and we look forward to bringing the Rolling Loud festival experience to Hong Kong in the future to celebrate the city’s rich culture and buzzing hip-hop music scene.”
Protests have been ongoing since June, causing several issues for live events and businesses in the region.
Rolling Loud has thrived in the US and expanded to Australia for its first event earlier this year, though the expansion into European and Asian markets has proven challenging.
Image: Jørund Føreland Pedersen