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Next month’s inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival postponed

The event has had a rocky start so far.
Jack Johnson was among the headliners of November's inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival before the fest announced its postponement on Oct. 8. [Courtesy of Morgan Maassen]
Published Oct. 8
Updated Oct. 8

Miami Beach Pop has gone bust.

The inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival, slated to kick off one month from today with headliners including Jack Johnson, Chance the Rapper and Daddy Yankee, has been postponed, with tickets being refunded within the week.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the continuation of the original plan is no longer viable,” festival organizers announced in a statement. "The producers of Miami Beach Pop Festival will be working with all involved parties to secure a new date in the future. The lineup will change, as some performers may be unable to accommodate a rescheduled date.

“We apologize for the inconvenience while we determine a new date and the best path forward for the future of the event.”

Organized by some of the same principals who founded South Florida’s Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Miami Beach Pop promised “a once-in-a-lifetime festival on the sands of South Beach." But it’s had a rocky start so far. Originally pitched for 2018, it was pushed back to this year following permitting and residential concerns.

The lineup, announced in February, was also scheduled to include Juanes, Kygo, the Raconteurs, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, the Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Margo Price and an all-star tribute to Bob Marley featuring Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Jack Johnson, Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and more.

For more info on the postponed Miami Beach Pop Festival, click here.

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