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Rolling Loud is pulling the plug on its New York event this year after being unable to pull together the necessary elements to ensure a full, safe festival experience. The organizers shared a statement on Instagram, explaining that “due to logistical factors beyond our control, Rolling Loud will not return to New York in 2023.”
While the statement doesn’t go into details, it does promise that the festival will return when it’s more feasible to do so, while encouraging fans to attend the Miami festival in July. Although Rolling Loud New York was one of the festival’s most notable events in 2021 and 2022, it was also the one most plagued by outside interference, as NYPD blocked a number of local acts from taking the stage amid Mayor Eric Adams’ intifada against drill music, and rappers like ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, and 21 Savage had their sets cut short or canceled altogether.
Fortunately, Rolling Loud continues to expand internationally, with events planned this year in Germany, Portugal, Thailand, and The Netherlands. Perhaps they’re just stretched thin for the time being, but hopefully, they’ll be able to come back better than ever next year. You can see the statement and the social media post announcement below.
FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE’VE MADE SOME LEGENDARY MOMENTS HAPPEN IN QUEENS.
WE SAW THE BEGINNING OF THE KING VAMP ERA, TRAVIS POWER THROUGH HIS FULL SET THROUGH THE PAIN, CARTI AND UZI REUNITING ON STAGE, NICKI, 50 CENT, AND ASAP ROCKY PUTTING ON ICONIC HEADLINING PERFORMANCES IN THEIR HOMETOWN, JUICE WRLD’S FINAL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE, AND MANY, MANY MORE MOMENTS.
SADLY, DUE TO LOGISTICAL FACTORS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, ROLLING LOUD WILL NOT RETURN TO NEW YORK IN 2023.
BUT DON’T WORRY, THIS ISN’T “GOODBYE.” MORE LIKE “SEE YOU LATER.” WE’LL BE BACK IN NEW YORK WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.
IN THE MEANTIME, WE INVITE ALL OF OUR NEW YORK FANS TO MEET US IN MIAMI JULY 21-23 FOR OUR BIGGEST, BEST FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR.
+ LOVE YOU ALL! ROLLING LOUD FOREVER. + +
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