- 21 Jun 19
Stormzy will take over the Chicago rapper's headliner slot on Saturday.
Longitude have revealed that one of their top headliners, Chance The Rapper, will no longer appear at the festival. English rapper Stormzy has been announced as his replacement.
The festival, taking place in Dublin's Marlay Park on July 5-7, shared the news on Twitter this morning:
Unfortunately Chance The Rapper is no longer able to perform at #Longitude2019. We are delighted to announce that @Stormzy will headline the Saturday Night!!! pic.twitter.com/apMLLzLFGZ
— Longitude Festival (@longitudefest) June 21, 2019
The news coincides with the release of Stormzy's new single 'Crown'. The track follows the London rapper's remarkable return in April, when he unveiled the record-breaking single 'Vossi Bop', his first release since 2017. Stormzy, who is also headlining this year's Glastonbury Festival, will perform on The Graham Norton Show tonight.
This isn't the first time Chance The Rapper cancelled a Dublin performance. Back in 2016, he cancelled two shows at The Helix just hours before the concerts were set to take place, 'due to personal reasons'.