Bad news for rap fans everywhere. The Rolling Loud festival may be in jeopardy. The board that governs the festival’s venue, Bayfront Part, may hold a vote this Tuesday to decide if the festival can still use the park.
Frank Carollo, chairman of the Bayfront Park Management Trust, said that Rolling Loud had come to an agreement with the park without his or the board’s consent. Carollo claims the board’s executive director Timothy Schand signed the festival’s contract agreement without first getting approval from the board. Schand resigned from the board after meeting with Carollo about the festival.
In a board meeting two weeks ago, Carollo was heard saying, “We have to do the show. If not we’re going to get sued. They’re advertising already and selling tickets for this event.” Hopefully that means the odds in fans’ favor that this show will happen.
Rolling loud tickets have been on sale now for two months. It’s easily the biggest rap concert in the world, and this year’s lineup is the craziest ever. Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Young Thug top the list, followed by many more relevant names like 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Action Bronson, Migos, Joey Bada$$, and that’s not even half the line-up. The show is absolutely stacked, so the whole rap community and everybody who bought a ticket will be feeling it if this vote doesn’t go through.
@RollingLoud Answer questions about cancellation. We all paid $250+
— Tyler Keagy (@TY13RK346Y) April 10, 2017