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Nas' Movement Festival axed after stars pull out


Nas' inaugural traveling Movement Festival has been canceled after a number of acts pulled out of performing.

The rapper was due to headline the unique hip-hop festival, which he personally curated, alongside acts including Chiddy Bang, 2 Chainz and Iggy Azalea. The festival was slated to launch in Auckland, New Zealand, later this month before moving on to several locations in Australia.

Bing: More on Nas' Movement Festival -- and its cancellation

The event has now been scrapped after rapper Angel Haze withdrew due to scheduling conflicts and 2 Chainz also canceled after failing to obtain a visa. Bosses at concert promoters Live Nation and Niche Productions decided to axe the festival after fans complained that they were not getting what was promised by organizers.

"Recent developments, including the withdrawal of Angel Haze (due to a clash in recording commitments) and more recently 2 Chainz (due to visa issues resulting from a pending unresolved court case) led to a change of venues in some markets, which has prompted patron feedback that the event no longer reflected what had been advertised," said the promoters in a statement. "Live Nation & Niche launched Movement with the intention of providing a well-organized, fully funded multi-artist hip-hop and urban music festival, to overcome the disappointment that has occurred in the past due to event cancellations and talent withdrawals from similar events in recent years. Despite their best endeavors, the producers have been unable to fulfil their commitment and as such it has been determined that the festival will not go ahead."

Refunds are now available for all ticket holders.

Apr 18, 2013 11:31AM
Hip-hop festival....I'm rolling over in laughter!!!!  They'd probably end up in a gand bang shoot-out.  I'm sure it would be a great family outing!!  Picnic with 40 oz Old English, blunts to go and you get your favorite color bandana (red or blue). 
Apr 18, 2013 11:11AM
well...I gues these folks won't be 'gettin jiggy wit it'...LOL!
Apr 18, 2013 10:48AM
I had been a fan of hip hop for most of my life.  But these guys are without a doubt the most immature incosiderate performers in all of music. I cant tell you how many shows I tried to go to were artists failed to show up last minute or started hours and hours late.  I feel that these guys, think they are doing us (the fans ) a favor by performing instead of realizing it is us who are doing them a favor by showing up and paying money  to see them perform.   I will NEVER again pay to see live hip hop. It is because of immature, unprofessional acts like this that they will never again see another dollar from this former fan of the genre.
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