The 2018 Meadows Music & Arts Festival has been canceled due to organizers not being able to get a multi-day permit to host the event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The 2017 Meadows Festival, which took place at Queens' Citi Field, included acts like JAY-Z, Erykah Badu, Nas, Blood Orange, Future, Migos, Run the Jewels, 21 Savage, Joey Badass, Gorillaz, M.I.A., TV on the Radio, LL Cool J, De La Soul, and many more.
"After careful consideration, we have decided to take 2018 off and focus our efforts on returning in 2019," a statement posted on the festival's website reads. "Our goal from day one has been to create a marquee, multi-day, fall music festival in Queens. After two great years at Citi Field, we were excited to shift our venue focus entirely to Flushing Meadows Corona Park – the location we always hoped to move to in year 3. However, after review of our application by NYC Parks, we were not able to obtain a workable multi-day permit for a 2018 festival in the park. Our sights are set on The Meadows in 2019, and we look forward to working together with all city partners and agencies."