- 09 Aug 23
Jay-Z's festival was slated to feature headliners Lizzo and SZA, citing "severe circumstances" as the reason for the cancellation.
This year's Made in America festival has been cancelled, according to organisers.
In a statement posted to social media, the organisers cited "severe circumstances outside of production control" for their reasoning. The festival was set to take place September 2 - 3, featuring headlining sets from Lizzo and SZA. Ice Spice, Coi Leray, Latto, Tems, Lola Brooke, Miguel, Lil Yachty, and Metro Boomin were also set to perform.
The organisers have confirmed that tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
Festival organisers called the decision to cancel "difficult" and confirmed it had "not been made lightly nor without immense deliberation." However, they did not go into any more specifics of the circumstances that led them to cancel, but they did make sure to clarify that the festival would return in 2024.
— Made In America Festival (@MIAFestival) August 8, 2023
The festival would have been Lizzo's first headlining act since allegations came out against her in early August. The singer was accused by several of her dancers of sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment, with a lawsuit to match.
Lizzo has denied the allegations, posting a statement to Instagram, saying: "My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized. Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed."
Neither Lizzo or co-headliner SZA have commented on Made In America's cancellation.
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