Made In America festival cancelled a few weeks out

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Rapper Jay-Z’s Made In America music festival has been cancelled for 2023 due to “severe circumstances outside of production control”.

The annual festival was set to be held in Philadelphia from September 2-3, with headline performances from SZA and Lizzo. 

In a statement, organisers said: “Due to severe circumstances outside of production control, the 2023 Made In America festival will no longer be taking place. This decision has been difficult and has not been made lightly nor without immense deliberation. 

“Made In America has a legacy of delivering exceptional experiences for music fans and concert-goers, and it is our commitment to always deliver a top-tier festival experience. We look forward to returning to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the great city of Philadelphia in 2024.”

The statement added: “All ticket-holders will be refunded at original point of purchase.” 

The festival is produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in collaboration with concert promoter Live Nation. It was first held in 2012. 

It has not been confirmed if Lizzo’s recent legal issues are part of the reason for the cancellation. 

Last month, it was revealed that the singer is being sued by three former dancers with accusations of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

Lizzo responded with a statement which said: “Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous not to be addressed.” 

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