The inaugural Asian edition of Rolling Loud in Hong Kong has been canceled due to security concerns. The hip-hop festival was slated to touch down on Oct. 19-20 with a roster that included Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Playboi Carti, Lil Skies and more, but a statement posted on the event's Instagram announced that the volatile nature of the ongoing street protests in the nation made it impossible to ensure the safety of attendees at Art Park in the West Kowloon cultural district.
"After consulting with security experts, it has been determined that it is not possible to organize the upcoming Rolling Loud Hong Kong edition as we had hoped without endangering the safety of our fans, artists and staff,” the festival said in a statement. “While we regret having to cancel the festival, this is not a decision that has been taken lightly and we look forward to bringing the Rolling Loud festival experience to Hong Kong in the future to celebrate the city’s rich culture and buzzing hip-hop music scene.”
All tickets for the vent will be refunded in full through the organization's ticketing platform within 45 business days. The event was also slate to feature sets from $uicideboy$, Sup Music, Night Lovell, Danny Towers, Pact, Ski Mask the Slump God, Go$h, Smokepurpp, Robb Bank$ and more. The cancelation comes after more than four months of protests in Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill, with the clashes between masked protesters and police often turning violent.