Just over two weeks ago, Post Malone announced its plans for Posty Fest 2021, which was scheduled to take place in Arlington, Texas, on October 30 and 31. Now the open air festival has officially been canceled.
Post Malone, 26, unveiled Posty Fest – and informed fans that tickets are available for purchase – Thursday September 16. In addition to Post Malone himself, artists such as Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyga, Polo G and Lil Uzi Vert were featured as performers at the two-day event, which was also scheduled to feature “games. carnival rides, rides, attractions, food, ‘monster trucks’, and other non-musical entertainment.
Despite these plans, Posty Fest 2021 has been suspended, a post on the festival’s website shows, due to “logistical issues.”
“Due to logistical issues affecting festival production,” reads the cancellation notice, “Posty Fest is postponed to 2022. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We look forward to making 2022 our biggest year on this day. Stay safe everyone, see you soon. “
At the time of writing, Post Malone did not appear to have commented publicly on the “logistical issues” that led to the cancellation of the festival, which has now been put on ice for two consecutive years. Additionally, it doesn’t appear that Arlington government officials have put in place any lockdown measures that would have forced the creator of “Motley Crew” to give up on his festival, and Posty Fest is still listed on the stadium’s website. AT&T.
In any event, it is unclear whether the circumstances that led to the unexpected cancellation will also affect other music festivals, the ongoing concert series, or the growing number of tours scheduled for 2022.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld 2021 – which is set to draw north of 100,000 fans to Houston’s NRG Park in November – sold out in less than an hour in May, with EDC Las Vegas set to start (after several delays) on Friday the 22nd. October.
Additionally, as Harry Styles, The Rolling Stones, BTS, and other groups move forward with performance plans, 2021 has seen people like Garth Brooks, the Pixies, Spoon, and Limp Bizkit cancel gigs due to COVID concerns. -19. Bigsound, Splendor in the Grass, Tomorrowland, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam and Bonnaroo are just a few of the festivals that organizers have chosen to cut this year.
But as mentioned, more than a few performers are gearing up to embark on massive world tours in 2022. The Weeknd is expected to launch their After Hours tour in January, for example, with Live Nation claiming in February 2021 that more than 100 series of shows had sold over a million tickets. Finally, Billie Eilish’s final tour is set to begin in February 2022, with ABBA planning to launch their hologram gig next May.