South Florida hip-hop heads were holding their breath, but they must have known this was coming. Slated to return in little more than a month, Miami’s red-hot annual rap festival—one of the world’s largest—officially announced that it’s rescheduling the three-day event. Rolling Loud will return to Hard Rock Stadium over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 12 through 14, 2021.
“We have been monitoring the spread of COVID-19, hopeful that it would slow and allow us to proceed with producing the festival in May,” reads a statement from the festival. “It was important for us to not make the decision too soon, without having all of the facts. We wanted nothing more than to turn up with you all at the 6th year of our sold out show. However, as the spread of COVID-19 increased to tragic levels, it became clear that we cannot proceed with the May 8–10 dates.”
At least for now, Rolling Loud plans to proceed with the entirety of its original 2020 lineup intact for the new 2021 dates. Scheduled talent included A$AP Rocky, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Post Malone and more top talent plus a boosted showing of women rappers like Megan Thee Stallion, City Girls, Rico Nasty, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Young M.A. and DaniLeigh. No word yet on whether future festivals will move back to the original May slot.
According to the announcement, all purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Ticket holders will be notified via email by April 8 with instructions on how to obtain a refund if necessary. The festival has also extended the layaway plan grace period to August 1 for any fans who missed a payment and still want to be able to attend in February.
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