Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia hard this week, and due to safety concerns, J. Cole’s inaugural Dreamville Festival will be cancelled.
In a press release sent out on Monday (Sept. 10), organizers revealed that in order to ensure the safety and well-being of North Carolina’s citizens and the festival’s attendees, the Sept. 15 event will not go on as planned.
“Our team has been working tirelessly with officials from the City of Raleigh, along with our State and Federal Partners, among others, to monitor the potential negative impact of Hurricane Florence,” the statement read. “…J. Cole, Dreamville, ScoreMore Shows, and our entire festival team have been working with the City of Raleigh for more than three years to bring this new music event to life, so this is without a doubt one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make.
“We know that many of you traveled from out of town, and that you too share in our disappointment,” the official statement continued. “At the end of the day though, we truly love and care about our fans, and their safety and security will always be our number one priority.”
Ticket sales will be refunded to those who were looking forward to the experience; fans should expect to see their refunds within the new few weeks.