Buku, FQF Reschedule, Hogs Cancels, and the Concert Business Takes a Time Out

Two more shoes dropped in New Orleans as French Quarter Festival and the Buku Music + Art Project announced that they are postponing their events. Buku is moving the festival originally scheduled for March 20 and 21 at Mardi Gras World to the Labor Day weekend, according to a statement published on the Buku Web site. At this point, there’s no word on how much of the lineup that included Flume, Illiium, Charlie XCX, and Megan Thee Stallion will be part of the festival in September.

Coronapalooza News: Coachella Postpones, SXSW & Ultra Don't Offer Refunds

Like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Festival’s organizers, we’re still monitoring the situation. There is no new news from either festival’s producers, but here is the related news for today:

- Coachella and Stagecoach postponed - The festivals take place in Indio, California, roughly a two-hour drive east of Los Angeles, in April. On March 10, organizers Goldenvoice released the following statement: 

Voodoo News: No Voodoo Sunday

[Updated] Organizers of the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience have contended all week that it is a rain-or-shine experience, but this morning they announced that the festival's final day is cancelled. 

"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 and Arts Experience has been cancelled."

Green Day Cancels for Voodoo

On September 24, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong checked himself into rehab after an onstage rant at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. At the time, the band announced, "We regretfully must postpone some of our upcoming promotional appearances." Unfortunately, today it was announced that Green Day's appearance at this year's Voodoo Experience is among those cancelled events.

According to this afternoon's press release:

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