Made in America, Jay-Z's festival, has been cancelled

Made in America, Jay-Z's festival, has been cancelled

For the second consecutive year it was canceled 'Made in America'the music festival founded and co-curated by Jay-Z. The 2024 edition was scheduled for early September in Philadelphia.

The news comes from the American media citing social media and the official website of the event. The reasons were not given.

“As changemakers, the Made In America executive production team is reimagining a live musical experience that affirms our love and dedication to the music and work we do. We promise an exciting return to the festival,” yes reads in the statement, without providing a timeline for the festival's return.

“Since its inception, this innovative festival has celebrated music and community, from creating a space for fans to connect, to promoting local small businesses and shining a light on important causes. The event has always been committed to accessibility, eliminating barriers through affordable tickets and venues,” the cancellation statement reads.

A line up of artists had not yet been announced for this year's edition. For the 2023 edition, also cancelled, Lizzo as well as SZA were expected to participate. Until 2023 the festival took place every year except 2020, due to the pandemic.

Founded in 2012 “Made in America' it has become one of the most important American musical events due to the level of hip-hop and R&B artists who usually perform.

It traditionally takes place in Philadelphia along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the avenue of the city of brotherly love where there are also important museums.

The festival”Made in America” takes its name from a song by Kanye West And Jay-Ztaken from their collaborative album “Watch the Throne” (2011).