Day N Vegas Cancels 2022 Festival Due To ‘Logistics, Timing & Production Issues’

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MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE – JUNE 17: J. Cole performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 17, 2022 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

Update: July 7, 8:00 a.m. PT

A source close to the matter told Pollstar that a combination of logistics, bad timing, the weather occurring in Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend, and the economy led to the cancellation of this year’s Day N Vegas.

Last year, Day N Vegas had taken place from Nov. 12-14.

Day N Vegas announced on Friday, July 1, that this year’s edition of the Goldenvoice-produced festival slated to take place over Labor Day weekend has been canceled.

The festival cites logistics, timing and production issues as the reason for the cancelation, writing on their social media accounts, “We’re sorry to announce that a combination of logistics, timing and production issues have forced us to cancel Day N Vegas for 2022. The refund process will begin immediately, and funds will appear back to your account within the next 2-4 weeks. All orders will be refunded to the credit card used to complete purchase.”

Two sources told Pollstar this year’s festival was canceled due to low ticket sales. Tickets for 2022’s Day N Vegas festival went on sale June 19 starting at $399. Pollstar has reached out to Goldenvoice for comment, but has not yet heard a response at press time.

SZA, J. Cole, and Travis Scott had been announced as this year’s headliners, with performances from H.E.R., Summer Walker, Jorja Smith, Jhen√© Aiko, Playboi Carti, 21 Savage, Pusha T and more all set to occur throughout the weekend.

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This year’s Day N Vegas would have also marked Travis Scott’s first festival appearance since 2021’s Astroworld festival in Houston, where 10 people died and many more were injured due to a crowd surge.

Scott had been slated to perform at last year’s Day N Vegas, but the rapper’s performance had been canceled in the wake of Astroworld. His slot was then replaced with a performance by Post Malone.

Since the return of live music last year, music industry professionals have been citing difficulty in getting ahold of production supplies, with Jack White even naming his current trek “The Supply Chain Issues Tour.” Rising inflation rates over the past few months have also made it difficult for festivals, tour production and fans across the board.

Many other festivals have also found it harder to move tickets, with continuing COVID risk and inflation discouraging fans from purchasing tickets far in advance. Pollstar‘s mid-year charts report found that while ticket sales have increased considerably compared to 2020 and 2021 and are showing a return close to 2019 rates, the overall number of sold tickets and shows has dropped in 2022. To offset the higher cost of touring, ticket prices have also increased.