The annual Jay-Z festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, will not be held on the first weekend of September in the United States due to the c0ronavirus pandemic.
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In a statement released Wednesday, Roc Nation, the rap magnate's company, said it plans to produce the popular festival in 2021.
"2020 is a year like no other. We are at a pivotal moment in the history of this nation. Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systematic racism, and police brutality. "
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"Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as to focus on our support for organizations and individuals who fight for social justice and equality in our country. Therefore, the Made In festival America will be rescheduled for the 2021 Labor Day weekend, "Roc Nation said in the letter.
This year's edition of the festival was scheduled for September 5 and 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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Roc Nation said tickets for the 2020 event will be valid in 2021. People who have purchased tickets and prefer a refund should receive an email from Live Nation explaining how to get their money back. They can also contact the point of sale where they were purchased.
It should be remembered that another festival that caused great controversy due to its cancellation is the Pal Norte, an event that happens in Northern Mexico, it was even announced that this year there will be no festivities for the Cry of Independence. This in the question session during the press conference to update the information of the C0vid-19 in Nuevo León, the official confirmed the suspension of massive events in September.
The 2020 edition of Pa'l Norte, which in 2019 brought together 210,000 people and that this year expected the same number of attendees, would initially be held on March 20 and 21. In the face of the Covid-19 contingency in Nuevo León, on March 18 the festival organizers announced their rescheduling for Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12.