Dreamville Festival to be canceled completely; refunds will be issued

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Dreamville Festival, which was rescheduled from April to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now be completely canceled, CBS 17 has confirmed.

The festival, put on by Fayetteville native and rapper J. Cole, would have brought thousands to Dix Park in Raleigh on April 4.

The coronavirus outbreak forced organizers to reschedule the concert for August 29.

Fans began reaching out to CBS 17 saying they were having issues receiving refunds for tickets.

On Friday, CBS 17 learned the festival will be canceled completely and all ticket holders will receive refunds.

This would have been the second annual Dreamville Festival at Dix Park.

The first was scheduled for Sept. 10, 2018 but had to be rescheduled for April 2019 due to Hurricane Florence.

Organizers released the following statement:

Dear Dreamville Family: 

After much deliberation and careful monitoring of the current situation, we have decided to cancel Dreamville Festival 2020. Although we originally hoped it would be possible to bring you the festival this August, the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has made this timeline no longer possible. This decision has been extremely difficult to make, but the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being.

All 2020 event ticket holders, including those that previously requested a refund, will be automatically refunded on, or before May 22nd, and it will take 7-10 days for the funds to be returned to your original method of payment if you purchased your tickets through Front Gate Tickets. We understand that this is a difficult time for many and sincerely apologize to those who were waiting on their refund as we worked through unforeseen delays in processing due to the pandemic. 

If you purchased a physical ticket through an official street team member, retail outlet, or military sale, you must request a refund by filling out the form HERE.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this. Please stay safe, healthy, and sane so we can reunite with you in 2021. Visit dreamvillefest.com and follow @dreamvillefest on social media at for updates in the meantime.

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