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:
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.