Miami, FL – Rolling Loud survived the vote by Miami’s Bayfront Park Management Trust and will go on as planned, according to the Miami Herald. The paper reports that the board voted unanimously Tuesday (April 11) in favor of a use agreement for the three-day festival after Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo called for the meeting. He said that local officials didn’t seek the Trust’s approval when agreeing to the festival and questioned if they would give it a go, given the size and impact of the event.
“I feel like I got acquitted for a crime, and I know I didn’t do anything wrong,” Tariq Cherif, co-founder of Dope Ent, the company putting on Rolling Loud, said. “It’s crazy. We should have never had to go through this.”
Festival organizers celebrated the victory on Twitter with a Periscope video.
— #RollingLoud3 (@RollingLoud) April 11, 2017
Kendrick Lamar, Future and Lil Wayne are all headlining what might be the best Hip Hop festival in 10 years.
(This article was first published April 10, 2017 and is below.)
Rolling Loud, one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year, appears to now be in jeopardy.
With the festival less than one month away, its fate will be determined by the Bayfront Park Management Trust, the Miami Herald reports. The upcoming vote came about after Frank Carollo, the chairman for the group discovered that Rolling Loud was authorized without the approval of the board.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust will soon vote on “approval/denial of the use agreement for the Rolling Loud Festival,” which is scheduled to take place from May 5 to May 7 at Miami, Florida’s Bayfront Park.
This latest news involving Rolling Loud marks an unfortunate turn of events for the festival, which is stacked with performances from well over a dozen Hip Hop notables.
Among the acts scheduled to perform are Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Future, Young Thug, and Mac Miller.
Despite the last minute, road block, those at Rolling Loud remained optimistic in a statement.
“We are proceeding, as planned, to put on an amazing event at an iconic venue: Miami’s Bayfront Park. Nothing has changed,” the statement read. “We look forward to a positive resolution of this matter on Tuesday and we have the greatest respect for the Park’s board members and all that they do to bring quality events, like ours, to showcase the best of Miami to the world.”
The Bayfront Park Management Trust is scheduled to hold its vote tomorrow (April 11).