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Jay-Z has dropped out of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival. The rapper was the biggest artist and closer to the whole show. The one artist a lot of fans were looking forward to.
According to TMZ, Jay-Z has no interest in performing. The exact reason is not clear, but it doesn’t come as a surprise. The news comes after an announcement that the event will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, in an attempt to save the festival.
Originally, it was held in New York where the artists had agreed to perform, not Maryland.
After what seems will be a Fyre Fest 2.0, the organizers of Woodstock 50 have run into several issues trying to organize this event.
According to Billboard, organizers were late in paying artists and it’s less than a month before the event and tickets have yet to go on sale.
Organizers have said, “The bottom line, there is going to be a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival, as there must be, and it’s going to be a blast.”
Although the organizers are assuring things will be fine, Chairman of I.M.P Seth Hurwitz says, “If the bands come, we’ll produce the show, we’re looking forward to getting an update as soon as Woodstock 50 has one.”
Seems like Merriweather reps are also looking for clear answers.