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Jay-Z’s Made In America festival postponed because of pandemic

It is now planned to hold the event in 2021.

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Jay-Z (Yui Mok/PA)

Jay-Z (Yui Mok/PA)

Jay-Z (Yui Mok/PA)

Jay-Z’s annual festival in Philadelphia, Made in America, will not take place on Labour Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement on Wednesday, the rap mogul’s Roc Nation company said it plans to produce the popular festival in 2021.

“2020 is a year like no other.

“We are in a pivotal time in this nation’s history.

“Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, Covid-19, systematic racism and police brutality.

“Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community as well as focus on our support for organisations and individuals fighting for social justice and equality in our country.

“Therefore, the Made In America festival will be rescheduled for Labour Day Weekend 2021,” Roc Nation said in a statement.

This year’s Made In America festival was set to take place on September 5-6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Roc Nation said tickets for the 2020 event will be valid in 2021.

“If anyone would prefer a refund, an email will be sent to request one.

“For any further ticket inquiries, please reach out to the point of purchase,” the statement read.

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