The writing was on the wall, really.
After recently downsizing the venues for the events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, along with the loss of Def Jam artist 2 Chainz and Angel Haze, organisers of the Movement Festival have today confirmed that the national tour has been cancelled.
In the statement, released to media within the last ten minutes, organisers state;
“Recent developments, including the withdrawal of Angel Haze and more recently 2Chainz led to a change of venues in some markets, which has prompted patron feedback that the event no longer reflected what had been advertised.
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 endeavours, the producers have been unable to fulfill their commitment and as such it has been determined that the festival will not go ahead.”
A full refund is available at the point of purchase.
The Movement Festival was to feature up and coming Aussie MC Iggy Azalea, alongside Bliss N Eso, Chiddy Bang and Joey Bada$$.
April 26 : Sydney (Hordern Pavilion) CANCELLED
April 27 : Melbourne (Festival Hall) CANCELLED
April 28 : Brisbane (Eatons Hill Hotel) CANCELLED
April 30 : Perth (Metro City) CANCELLED