Despite the return of live entertainment two years ago, the industry continues to face logistical challenges, resulting in the cancellation of several festivals this year. These include Made In America, Kid Cudi’s Moon Man’s Landing, and Rolling Loud New York, among others.
The latest casualty is the third installment of HER’s Lights On Festival, which was called off just a month before it was set to take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The festival was slated to feature headliner Jazmine Sullivan and performers such as Alina Baraz, Don Toliver, PartyNextDoor, Smino, and Syd, along with up-and-coming Bay Area talents like Rexx Life Raj and Symba. The event was scheduled for September 16-17.
A festival representative issued a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, stating, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lights On Festival will not take place this year. We sincerely appreciate and value the Lights On Festival community and look forward to returning with an incredible experience in 2024.” Refunds are expected to be processed automatically.
The Lights On Festival was previously held at the Concord Pavilion in 2019 and 2021, postponed in 2020, and did not take place in 2022. The festival had moved to the larger Shoreline Amphitheater this year to accommodate a larger audience.