WJTV News Channel 12 - After Big Boi cancels, Hopscotch searches for new headliner

After Big Boi cancels, Hopscotch searches for new headliner

Posted: Updated:
Big Boi suffered a torn patella in his left knee while performing in Chillicothe, Ill., at Summer Camp Fest. Big Boi suffered a torn patella in his left knee while performing in Chillicothe, Ill., at Summer Camp Fest.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

One of the headliners of this year's Hopscotch Music Festival has been forced to cancel his performance, leaving its organizers scrambling for a replacement.

"Big Boi will not perform as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 6, in Raleigh City Plaza as part of Hopscotch Music Festival," the festival's organizers announced Friday.

"We learned of this news very recently and have been working hard to both fill Big Boi's slot and secure a potential make-up date with him later in September."

In May, the rapper suffered a torn patella in his left knee while performing in Chillicothe, Ill., at Summer Camp Fest. As a result, he had to undergo emergency knee surgery and was forced to postpone several upcoming shows until he could get back on his feet.

It was not immediately clear if his performance at this September's Hopscotch Music Festival was affected by the knee injury. However, he is scheduled to perform in Wisconsin and Los Angeles in August, and in Atlanta on Sept. 13.

Big Boi is scheduled to perform at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Sept. 25 and at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, N.C., on Sept. 26.

Hopscotch is expected is make an announcement this week regarding additional talent and ticketing, including refunds.

Friday's City Plaza show will still include performances from Gross Ghost and Future Islands. On Saturday, City Plaza will feature headlining sets from Spiritualized and The Breeders, along with openers The Lollipops.

RELATED ARTICLES

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:57:33 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest homeThe U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.