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Lollapalooza Brasil offers refunds after Drake’s late withdrawl

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Lollapalooza Brasil is offering fans a refund after rap artist Drake pulled out of the festival just hours before he was due to perform.

The three-day festival at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, which was held last weekend, brought in Skrillex as a last-minute replacement for Drake on Sunday.

However, organisers announced that anyone who no longer wanted to attend could claim a refund for Lolla Day, Lolla Comfort Day and Lolla Lounge Day tickets before April 5. Anyone who used their ticket on Sunday would not be able to apply for a refund.

The announcement of Drake’s postponement came just a few hours before he was set to hit the stage, and pointed to “unforeseen circumstances” that left Drake “without members of his sound and production team, essential to the realization of the Lollapalooza show in Sao Paulo,” read a translated statement on the festival’s Instagram channel.

Drake had performed at the Lollapalooza events in Chile and Argentina earlier in the month. Five other artists pulled out of Lollapalooza Brasil including Willow, Dominic Fike, Omar Apollo, 100 Gecs and Blink-182.

According to reports last week, Ticketmaster is facing a class action lawsuit over the cost of ticket prices to see Drake. The Toronto Star reported that Montreal-based law firm LPC Avocat has filed a class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster over allegedly price gauging tickets for Drake’s upcoming ‘It’s All a Blur’ tour.