The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans canceled their Sunday sets due to “dangerous weather conditions” that swept into the area over the Halloween weekend. Performances by Deadmau5, Chance the Rapper, Zac Brown Band, Eric Prydz, the Cult, Third Eye Blind and more were nixed due to the cancellation, which came after forecasters predicted more heavy rain and flash flooding in the area. “The decision to cancel today was based on the safety of the Tribe – fans, artists, staff, vendors, and all involved,” the fest tweeted Sunday.
Weather started to become an issue at Voodoo during Ozzy Osbourne’s headlining set Saturday night, as constant rain left the festival grounds completely muddied, the Times-Picayune reports. “Due to dangerous weather conditions including forecasted persistent rain and flash flood warnings for Orleans Parish for Sunday, November 1, the final day of the 2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has been cancelled,” organizers said in a statement. “Fan safety is the top priority for the producers of the festival and current conditions at City Park do not meet our standards for maintaining a safe experience.”
Severe weather has become an unfortunate trend at music festivals in 2015 as Lollapalooza’s Sunday afternoon festivities, Kings of Leon’s headlining set at Delaware’s Firefly Fest and Foo Fighters’ concert at Festival D’ete De Quebec were all scrapped due to extreme conditions.
“While Voodoo is a no refund, rain or shine event, producers will make refunds available this year given the severe weather conditions,” organizers added. “For 3-Day credentials holders, 1/3 of posted price at time of purchase will be refunded. For Single Day credential holders who purchased for Sunday, November 1, a full refund will be offered.” Check out the Voodoo site for full refund details.