A$AP Rocky unable to perform at Longitude, replacement announced 1 month ago

A$AP Rocky unable to perform at Longitude, replacement announced

The rapper had been due to headline on Friday night.

A$AP Rocky will not perform at Longitude as scheduled on Friday night (5 July) due to being detained by Swedish authorities.

The 30-year-old rapper had been set to headline night one of the Marlay Park festival, but he was arrested on suspicion of assault following a street altercation in Sweden earlier this week.

As of Friday afternoon, Longitude has confirmed that he will no longer be appearing.

"Due to the Swedish authorities decision to continue to detain A$AP Rocky he will no longer be able to headline Longitude tonight," confirmed a statement issued on Twitter.

"It's not all bad news though, we are delighted to announce that Ski Mask The Slump God will close the main stage tonight instead!"

A$AP Rocky is the latest high profile name to pull out of the festival.

Two weeks ago, original Saturday night headliner Chance the Rapper was swapped out in favour of Stormzy, while Lil Uzi Vert was replaced by Pusha T, who is scheduled to perform at 3pm on Friday.

Rising Irish rapper Kojaque was also added on Thursday.

As things stand, Sunday night headliner Cardi B is still scheduled to perform.