Venice's Home Festival has cancelled several headliners for its upcoming edition.
The festival announced the cancellations in a statement posted to Facebook Thursday. Aphex Twin, Moodymann, Pusha T, Adam Beyer, Jon Hopkins, Modeselektor, Mura Masa and The Vaccines are no longer set to perform at the weekender, which takes place at Parco San Giuliano from July 12th through 14th.
Safety was the reason given for the late lineup change. The statement says that due to renovations across the park, the main stage was not completed in time. Because the stage would be unsafe, the festival decided to "remodel" the planned layout and eliminate the stage as a result.
The festival's team does not explicitly comment on refunds but does provide a ticketing email and phone number contact. A commenter underneath the festival's statement says he called the provided number and was declined a refund.
The current lineup includes Paul Kalkbrenner, Bloc Party, Young Thug, Brina Knauss, Ackeejuice Rockers, Verano and more. Last year, headliner Eric Prydz cancelled his appearance last-minute due to illness.
Read a translated version of the statement. (Find the original Italian statement on Facebook.)
Translation: Carolaina Losa
Due to the failure to install a stage for safety reasons, after careful consideration with artists management and after several technical meetings, the organization communicates that, among more than 100 artists booked, some will not be able to perform. Here who they are: APHEX TWIN, JON HOPKINS, PUSHA-T, MODESELEKTOR, MOODYMANN, ADAM BEYER, MURA MASA, THE VACCINES.
Home apologizes for the discomfort with the fans of the cancelled artists. For any information, questions or requests, a dedicated line has been activated. For further information, please contact: [email protected]
or phone 366 2301378 at 10-13 and 15-19, Monday to Friday.
The organization comments on the decision as follows: "We are sorry for the inconvenience. The park has been affected by major renovations to prepare for the event, some of which have just been completed. For this reason we had to remodel the area by cancelling a stage. Safety has always been and will remain our priority. We apologize to the fans of the artists and to the artists themselves, whom we thank for their understanding and great cooperation."