JAY-Z’s Made in America Festival, which takes place in Philadelphia every year, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was set to take place September 5-6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In a statement, festival organizers Roc Nation confirmed that the festival will return in 2021 on Labor Day weekend. Tickets for the 2020 festival will be valid in 2021.
“2020 is a year like no other. We are in a pivotal time in this nation’s history. Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systematic racism and police brutality,” the statement reads. “Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organisations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country. Therefore, the Made In America festival will be rescheduled for Labor Day Weekend 2021.”
Check out the full statement below.
Recently, Jay-Z was featured as a co-writer on Beyoncé’s Juneteenth single, ‘Black Parade’, which also included contributions from previous collaborators Derek Dixie, Caso and Kaydence.