Las Vegas Metarama Gaming + Music Festival Called Off

– Metarama
The Metarama Gaming + Music Festival has been canceled, despite a lineup featuring a cross-section of popular artists and gamers, due to admittedly low ticket sales.
The event’s websites and social media accounts have been scrubbed and a statement from C3 Presents was shared with Pollstar, reading: “Despite incredible support and feedback surrounding this first-of-its-kind festival concept and extensive preparation to deliver an unbelievable fan experience, we regret to announce that Metarama Gaming + Music Festival has been cancelled due to lower than anticipated ticket sales.” The statement says full refunds will be issued at the original point of purchase.
Promising to bring the best of gaming and music to attendees, Metarama was to have a celebrity pro-am tournament featuring musicians and professional gamers competing together, a Streamer Zone where fans could play alongside their favorite streamers, a LAN Center with day-long tournaments, amateur esports car racing, a vintage arcade and a tabletop gaming area.  
The lineup included gamers like Ninja, Jacksepticeye, Sodapoppin, Pokimane and DrLupo, while the music lineup was an eclectic mix including Marshmello, Logic, Snoop Dogg, Alan Walker, Lindsey Stirling, DJ Diesel (the performing alias of Shaquille O’Neal), Lil Yachty and Grouplove. 
While low ticket sales is always a hazard for new events, the C3 Presents and Esports Hospitality Concepts fest was facing stiff competition for entertainment dollars in the Vegas market. Specifically, its scheduled date of Oct. 19-20 was just two weeks before Goldenvoice’s colossal Day N Vegas hip hop extravaganza, which features a host of hip-hop stars including J. Cole, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar. The two events were to share the same festival site, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.