Lil Wayne’s hometown fans must wait a little longer for the return of Lil WeezyAna Fest.The 2022 festival that was scheduled for Saturday at Champions Square in New Orleans has been postponed two months, Wayne announced Thursday night.”It is with my sincerest apologies that I must announce … due to unforeseen circumstances, Lil Weezyana Fest will be postponed until Oct. 29,” he wrote on his official Instagram account. “To my fans, you know I always want to deliver the best show possible, and we hope this has not inconvenienced you in anyway.
Keep your tickets”The festival was sold out, thanks to you. Please hold on … to your tickets, and I will see you in October. I promise to make it up to you and to my city.Saturday was to have been the festival’s comeback, after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, and a return to its original home at Champions Square after a near-disastrous detour to the UNO Lakefront Arena grounds in 2019. A capacity crowd of more than 7,000 was expected to fill Champions Square.
The inaugural Lil WeezyAna Fest, in 2015, commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans’ recovery, as well as Lil Wayne’s ascent to the top of the hip-hop hierarchy. Halloween weekendThe sixth edition is now scheduled for the Saturday night of Halloween weekend. That weekend normally hosts the Voodoo Music + Art Experience, but promoters announced this summer that Voodoo would not take place this year. Postponing WeezyAna Fest also means that the streets near the Caesars Superdome will be less busy this weekend.Country music star Luke Bryan is set to headline the Smoothie King Center on Saturday, meaning his fans would have competed for parking with Lil Wayne fans headed to WeezyAna Fest at Champions Square on the opposite side of the Ceasars Superdome. Now the country music fans will have the area to themselves on Saturday.