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Pharrell Williams Cancels First Day of Something in the Water Music Festival Due to Severe Storms

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Pharrell Williams performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on Dec. 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Pharrell Williams was forced to cancel the first day of his inaugural Something in the Water music festival in Virginia Beach on Friday (April 26) due to stormy weather.   

“Due to the impact caused by today’s severe weather at the beach venue, we are sorry to announce that we are unable to put on a show tonight,” the festival wrote on Twitter “Stay safe and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! A portion of your ticket purchase will be refunded due to today’s weather-related cancellation. Ticket purchasers, keep an eye out for an email coming soon.”   

Pharrell, who was set to perform on Friday, also tweeted about the news. "VA Beach, the weather wasn’t great today but it’s clearing up and we’re excited to see you first thing in the morning," he wrote. "Thank you for hanging in there....we will not disappoint. Thanks everyone who showed up today, every artist, every company and everyone involved.

Maggie Rogers, Lil Uzi Vert, Janelle Monae, Migos, Dave Matthews Band and Diplo were all expected to take the stage. See Pharrell's tweet below.

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