After its lead artist canceled just hours before the festival was slated to announce the lineup, and faced with difficulties in finding the right replacement, the organizers of the festival have been forced to cancel the inaugural Lollapalooza Colombia. The fest was set for Sept. 17 and 18 in Parque Simon Bolivar in Bogota. Everyone who purchased tickets will receive full reimbursement, including the service cost.Organizers of Lollapalooza Colombia want to express their deep thanks to all fans who supported the fest from day one, as well as sponsors and supporters. We hope we can come back in the future and make this first edition of the festival a reality.
The above official statement was posted in Lollapalooza Colombia's official website to announce the cancellation of the event’s first edition scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18 in Bogota's Simón Bolívar Park. According to local station RCN Radio, Rihanna could be the unnamed culprit: she is supposed to have suddenly pulled out for security reasons leaving promoters unable ti replace her with another global attraction, thus also cancelling exhibitions by Wiz Khalifa, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure and more.