Miami Beach Pop Festival Postponed Indefinitely


First year fest in South Beach was to celebrate diversity and human connection

The first-year Miami Beach Pop Festival has been postponed indefinitely, organizers announced today (Oct. 8).

Launched by Steve Sybesma, Paul Peck and Miami promoter Bruce Orosz of ACT Productions, the Nov. 8-10 festival on Miami's South Beach neighborhood was halted due to "unforeseen circumstances" after organizers learned "the continuation of the original plan is no longer ble."

"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," a statement from organizers reads.

Miami Beach Pop was to be headlined by Chance The Rapper, Jack Johnson, Daddy Yankee and Kygo. The bill also included The RaconteursJuanesLeon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, The Roots, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Jessie Reyez, Bomba EstereoGryffin and Chelsea Cutler.

"Miami Beach Pop is a celebration of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world," Peck told Billboard in June. "This unmatched, vibrant culture and iconic beach provide a rare combination of natural beauty and city excitement. The core purpose that drives the vision for this festival has been to celebrate the unity of human connection. We are honored to include artists such as Chance the Rapper and Jack Johnson, who are two of the most socially-conscious and inspiring figures in the contemporary cultural landscape."

Ticket holders will automatically receive refunds within the next seven business days.

"We apologize for the inconvenience while we determine a new date and the best path forward for the future of the event," organizers said in a statement. "To our supporters and ticket buyers, artists, and the hundreds of people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes for almost three years to bring this event to life, we thank you. We especially want to thank the City of Miami Beach for its continued support."