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Day N Vegas 2022 – including Travis Scott’s festival return – cancelled

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2022

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The 2022 edition of the Day N Vegas festival has been cancelled because of “a combination of logistics, timing and production issues”.

The Las Vegas event – set to take place from 2-4 Sep and promoted by AEG’s Goldenvoice – was due to include Travis Scott’s first festival appearance since last year’s Astroworld tragedy.

The rapper had also been due to headline the 2021 edition of Day N Vegas, but that took place just a week after ten people died as a result of a crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the Houston festival he founded, after which he cancelled his appearance at the Vegas event.

According to Billboard, disappointing ticket sales are behind Goldenvoice’s decision to cancel Day N Vegas 2022. With Scott’s big festival return, plus SZA and J Cole also headlining, promoters were expecting more demand for the event. Though it’s possible that going with September dates – instead of the November slot past editions took place in – had an impact.

Billboard reports: “Sources close to the concert promoter blame the location and time of the Day N Vegas, being held on Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas, which is historically one of the hottest weekends of the month. [Previously] Day N Vegas was held in November when the weather is considerably cooler”.

The trade mag’s sources also note that a number of US festivals are not enjoying the fast ticket sales promoters had hoped, with one source saying: “There are a lot festivals out there right now and it seems like only those first festivals to go on sale for their sound or genre are the ones that sell out, but everything else that follows has struggled”.