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21st Jun 2019

Chance the Rapper pulls out of Longitude, Stormzy announced as replacement

Carl Kinsella


There’s bad news, and there’s good news.

We’ll start with the bad news.

Longitude has confirmed that Chance the Rapper will no longer be performing at the Marlay Park festival. The statement didn’t give any reason for Chance’s cancellation, only that the Chicago rapper was “no longer able to perform”.

Now for the good news! Those behind the festival have confirmed that grime artist Stormzy will step in and headline the Saturday night of the festival.

Stormzy has proven on more than one occasion that he’s well able to shut down a Dublin crowd, having played an immense show here at the Olympia in 2017. He also played a raucous set at Trinity Ball in 2016. There’s little doubt that he’ll bring the same quality to his Longitude performance.

This is the second time that Chance the Rapper has cancelled an Irish gig in as many years. The ‘No Problem’ singer had been scheduled to play in Dublin back in late 2017, but flew back to the USA in order to offer support to his friend Kanye West, who was in hospital at the time.

Other headliners for this year’s event include ASAP Rocky, Cardi B and Future. You can check out the full line-up here.

The worst news of all is for those of you who haven’t got tickets, because the festival is totally sold out.

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