Viva! L.A. Music Festival Canceled Due to ‘Setbacks,’ Organizers Say

Viva! L.A. Songs Fest, the buzzed-about Latin pageant originally scheduled for June 25 at Dodger Stadium, has been canceled, organizers affirm to Rolling Stone.

“We regret to announce that Viva L.A. Tunes Festival will no extended just take position this June,” Goldenvoice said in a statement. “Recent setbacks pressured us to make the complicated conclusion to terminate the function.”

Event organizers reached out to various artists this 7 days to enable them know that the competition is no more time occurring, a supply tells Rolling Stone. A second resource, who spoke on background, attributed the cancelation to “logistical issues” related to setting up the enormous competition.

Lovers with tickets will obtain immediate refunds to credit playing cards used inside of two weeks, organizers explained.

Prepared by Goldenvoice, the force at the rear of situations these kinds of as Coachella and Stagecoach, Viva! L.A. was billed as a star-studded showcase of Spanish-language stars, such as Becky G, Kali Uchis, J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, and Carin León.

The lineup also incorporated a huge emphasis on música Mexicana with headlining acts these as Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Los Dos Carnales, and El Fantasma. Prominent Latin indie stars like Cuco, Carla Morrison, Ed Maverick, and Omar Apollo ended up also set to conduct at the one-day party.

Typical passes at the least expensive price tag position — $199 — had previously bought out some ended up even now offered on the site for $229 and $329 on Friday. VIP admission tickets were being getting marketed for $499 and $650.

An Instagram website page for the pageant, which had formerly been comprehensive of exercise, shared a video clip with the musica Mexicana duo Eslabón Armado on Monday, advertising ticket revenue for the event. The website page has not been up-to-date given that then.

Viva LA! Fest is the second Southern California-dependent tunes competition targeted on Latin tunes to be canceled this yr. Just after replacing first headliners Christian Nodal and Anuel AA with Becky G, Ozuna and CNCO, Los Dells declared the indefinite postponement of the pageant “due to situations further than our control.” The a person-working day San Bernardino fest was set to aspect artists these as Adriel Favela, Ally Brooke, Banda Renovación, and Sofía Reyes.

Viva LA! is one particular of various Latin-concentrated festivals prepared this year  Sueños, a new reggaeton and trap showcase in Chicago, was held on Memorial Working day Weekend Anuel AA, Rauw Alejandro, and Nicky Jam headlined Vibra Urbana in Vegas in late April the 3-day reggaeton pageant Más Stream is having position in Chicago from July 15 to July 17, and the nostalgic Bésame Mucho Fest is scheduled for December 3 at Dodger Stadium.