Ludacris says he’s not playing Heritage Fest

08.11.2009 by André Natta · → 2 Comments

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UPDATE: 8.11.2009 – The organizers of the Birmingham Heritage Festival  have announced that this year’s event has been canceled. The Birmingham News has the details.

Apparently the reduction in ticket prices last weekend for this weekend’s Birmingham Heritage Festival has encouraged its organizers to move forward with it (at least according to the front page of their official website. Those who bought tickets to see Ludacris at the festival on Friday night though may be a little disappointed; the hip-hop star sent out the following tweet last night:

Bogus promoter alert!!! Birmingham, AL Heritage festival, completely false. Luda will not be there so don’t buy tickets!!!

Yes, it is Luda’s official account and we just wrote him to see if he could elaborate further. The festival had attempted to secure emergency funding to the tune of $300,000 from the City Council; the request was denied. The lack of funding may have played a part in Ludacris’ tweet.

We had attempted to contact the festival recently via email to find out if it was still taking place and we have as of yet not received a reply. We will update as soon as we hear additional details.

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chunglee2
chunglee2

What about the food and merchandise vendors that paid money to this event and Lawrence Walker to participate in this event? Lawrence Walker knew a long time ago that this event would not take place. He misrepresented every facet of this event just to defraud vendors into paying him money. Are they going to get their money back?

WadeonBirmingham
WadeonBirmingham

Good story. I just updated my festival story with this info.