New York City‘s Panorama Festival had its first day get cancelled due to inclement weather. The three day music festival is taking place in New York City’s Randall’s Island’s Park. Early yesterday, the news broke as those at the venue were ushered out, and organizers tweeted the following:
“We are evacuating the island due to severe weather, Please exit the way you entered. Ferries and shuttles are running and the pedestrian bridge is open. Panorama has been cancelled for today and we will see you tomorrow.”
Music festivals are typically held outdoors, so naturally this may lead to some closures and cancellations due to severe weather. This has been evidenced by closures at the very same venue for other events such as Day 3 of Governors Ball in 2016.
Friday night’s cancelled schedule was to include performances by Dua Lipa, Migos, Jhene Aiko and headliner The Weeknd. At this point it is unclear if these acts will be added to the Saturday and Sunday schedules. The organizers for the festival have already begun damage control for Day 1 as the website for Panorama Music Festival already features information on refunds. More information about the event can be found here.