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Spaceland Block Party Festival Rescheduled For Next Year

The Spaceland Block Party Lineup. (Photo via Facebook)
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Spaceland's Block Party music festival, originally scheduled for September 16-17, has been postponed until 2018. Headliners included Vic Mensa and Joey Bada$$. In a statement, Spaceland explained,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have regretfully had to postpone Spaceland Block Party to spring/summer 2018. Ticket holders may obtain full refunds at their original point of sale (Amoeba, Nightout, TicketIQ and Ghost Ramp). All tickets purchased through Ticketfly will automatically be refunded by Ticketfly, and refunds will appear in five to seven business days.

In comments to agents, the company also cited "the combination of heavy event traffic in the L.A. market and surprisingly low ticket sales," according to Buzz Bands LA. The show is being postponed, rather than canceled, but it's unclear which of the artists will be on the lineup in 2018, notes L.A. Weekly. The festival also switched locations only last week, moving from the Row DTLA to Union Station.

This would have been the first iteration of the festival, which is part of Spaceland's recent foray into larger music events. The company, which runs the Echo, Echoplex, and Regent Theater, as well as Echo Park Rising and Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier, is also hosting the Cloak & Dagger Music Festival in October. Cloak & Dagger will feature The Jesus & Mary Chain and other darkwave and industrial dance acts—as well as an all-black dress code.

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[H/T L.A. Weekly]