This brand spankin' new festival will be headlined by New York rapper Nas, who will also be lending his curatorial skills to help bring together a bunch of international and local hip hop acts. He will be joined by the likes of local duo Bliss N Eso, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, Chiddy Bang, Iggy Azalea and Spit Syndicate.
UPDATE: The Movement Festival has been cancelled. Tickets purchased by phone or online will be automatically refunded – if you purschased from an outlet, return to that outlet with tickets, the credit card used and photo ID. In a statement just released, Live Nation and Niche Productions said:
"Recent developments, including the withdrawal of Angel Haze (due to a clash in recording commitments) and more recently 2Chainz (due to Visa issues resulting from a pending unresolved court case) led to a change of venues in some markets, which has prompted patron feedback that the event no longer reflected what had been advertised.
Live Nation & Niche launched Movement with the intention of providing a well-organized, fully funded multi-artist Hip-hop and urban music festival, to overcome the disappointment that has occurred in the past due to event cancellations and talent withdrawals from similar events in recent years.
Despite their best endeavours, the producers have been unable to fulfill their commitment and as such it has been determined that the festival will not go ahead.
Those who have supported Movement by purchasing tickets will be provided with a full refund for their tickets."