Free Press Summer Festival Canceled Sunday Night Due to Severe Weather

A general view of atmosphere during day one of Free Press Summer Festival on June 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas.
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A general view of atmosphere during day one of Free Press Summer Festival on June 2, 2016 in Houston, Texas. 

Stating that "safety is paramount," Free Press Summer Festival organizers announced that its second night, scheduled to take place at Houston's Eleanor Tinsley Park, has been called off Sunday (June 4).

"With intense weather systems continuing and a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service, Eleanor Tinsley Park is unsafe for the event to continue," a statement on the festival's website said.

Lorde, who was scheduled to headline the festival Sunday night, updated fans via Twitter: "FPSF, i'm so sorry but they've cancelled the day due to this apocalypse-style weather which means we can't play for you tonight."

"crying shame because me charli and tove had cooked up a cover of umbrella by rihanna for u lol," she added. (Tove Lo and Charli XCX were also on Sunday's bill.)

Free Press Summer Fest, or FPSF, is offering full refunds to those who just purchased tickets today, and refunds of 50 percent of the base ticket price within the next 7-10 business days for any tickets purchased with a credit card. Those who bought tickets with cash the the box office should contact Front Gate Tickets with their wristband print ID within the next 30 days to ask for a refund.

 

 

 

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