The Dreamville festival which was meant to take place on the 15th of September 2018, this weekend, as planned, has been cancelled due to the hurricane Florence which has been announced to be sweeping the US east coast.
The festival was meant to have on its stage great artiste like Jcole, Davido, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, Bas, Young Thug, Nelly and many more.
The festival creator and American rapper, Jcole, released a statement on twitter concerning the mishap, assuring people that a new date will be set for the festival and over 30,000 of the tickets that have been sold will be refunded but safety is a priority.
“Mannn. Due to this Hurricane heading to NC, we have to cancel Dreamville Festival. We’re working to get another date, but right now safety is most important. I appreciate everybody that was headed to rock with us. 30,000 + were expected.
All tickets will be refunded. Bsafe”
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) September 10, 2018
The organizers of the festival also took to twitter to explain that although they will like the festival to hold, the safety of everyone comes first hence the cancellation of the festival due to hurricane Florence.
“Due to imminent weather and safety concerns it’s with a heavy heart we have decided to cancel” @Dreamvillefest #Dreamvillepic.twitter.com/Vol7Af5Fkz
— Dreamville (@Dreamville) September 10, 2018
The national hurricane center warned the residents of north Carolina of the triple threats describing the hurricane Florence as a ‘life threatening storm surge’ at the coast and over 1.3 million people have been evacuated from the Carolina coast since the announcement of the hurricane florence’s advancement.