J Cole had to deliver some bad news to fans on Monday (September 10). The North Carolina native hit up Twitter to let everyone know the inaugural Dreamville Festival had been canceled, due to Hurricane Florence.
“Mannn. Due to this Hurricane heading to NC, we have to cancel Dreamville Festival,” Cole wrote. “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.”
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
Cole’s team also released their very own statement.
“Due to safety concerns regarding dangerous weather, we are extremely saddened to announce today that the inaugural Dreamville Festival 2018 is being canceled,” the statement reads in part. “Our team has been working tirelessly with officials from the City of Raleigh, along with our State and Federal Partners, among others, to monitor the potential negative impact of Hurricane Florence.
“With the current weather-related information at hand, we have together decided to cancel this year’s event for the ultimate safety of both the local citizens and festival attendees … Rest assured, we are doing everything in our power to make this event happen at a later time.”
Anyone who purchased a ticket is eligible for a refund.
“All ticket holders will be 100% refunded for the costs of their tickets,” the statement continued. “That refund process has already been initiated through our ticketing partner, Ticketfly, for all attendees who purchased tickets through their website.”
This year Dreamville Festival was scheduled to take place on September 15th in Raleigh North Carolina with appearances by Young Thug, SZA, J.I.D, and Big Sean.