A little over two weeks ago, Post Malone announced plans for Posty Fest 2021, which was slated to take place in Arlington, Texas, on October 30th and 31st. Now, the outdoor festival has officially been called off.
26-year-old Post Malone unveiled Posty Fest – and informed fans that tickets were available for purchase – on Thursday, September 16th. In addition to Post Malone himself, artists including Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyga, Polo G, and Lil Uzi Vert were billed as performers at the two-day happening, which was also expected to feature “carnival games, rides, attractions, food, monster trucks,” and other non-music entertainment.
Despite these plans, Posty Fest 2021 has been shelved, a message on the festival’s website shows, owing to “logistical issues.”
“Due to logistical issues impacting the production of the festival,” the cancellation notice reads, “Posty Fest is rescheduling to 2022. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We can’t wait to make 2022 our biggest year yet. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you soon.”
At the time of this piece’s writing, Post Malone didn’t look to have commented publicly on the “logistical issues” that prompted the cancellation of the festival, which has now been put on ice for two consecutive years. Moreover, it doesn’t appear that Arlington government officials implemented lockdown measures that would have compelled the “Motley Crew” creator to nix his festival, and Posty Fest is still featured on the AT&T Stadium’s website.
In any event, it’s unclear whether the circumstances that resulted in the unexpected cancellation will also affect other music festivals, ongoing concert series, or the quick-growing number of tours that are slated for 2022.
Travis Scott’s Astroworld 2021 – which remains scheduled to draw north of 100,000 fans to Houston’s NRG Park this November – sold out in less than one hour back in May, with EDC Las Vegas expected to begin (after several delays) on Friday, October 22nd.
Additionally, while Harry Styles, The Rolling Stones, BTS, and other acts are moving forward with performance plans, 2021 has seen the likes of Garth Brooks, the Pixies, Spoon, and Limp Bizkit cancel concerts due to COVID-19 concerns. Bigsound, Splendour in the Grass, Tomorrowland, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, and Bonnaroo represent just some of the festivals that organizers opted to scrap on the year.
But as mentioned, more than a few artists are preparing to embark on massive world tours in 2022. The Weeknd is set to kick off his After Hours Tour in January, for instance, with Live Nation having claimed in February of 2021 that the more than 100-show series had sold over one million tickets. Lastly, Billie Eilish’s latest tour is expected to begin in February of 2022, whereas ABBA intends to debut its hologram concert next May.