A storm warning forced the organizers of the Panorama Festival to vacate New York's Randall Island and cancel their Friday palette.
"We're evacuating the island because of the storm," tweeted Friday afternoon . "Please leave the path you've entered, ferries and shuttles are on and the pedestrian bridge is open Panorama has been canceled for today and we'll see you tomorrow."
Friday night saw performances by Dua Lipa, Migos, Father John Misty , The War on Drugs, Jhene Aiko and Headliner The Weeknd. It is unclear whether these acts will be added to Saturdays and Sundays instead.
The festival has not announced any refund information for fans who have purchased Friday tickets or pro-rate information for all-weekend ticket holders. New York area has been under severe stormwatch until 1
Barning tougher weather, Janet Jackson, the Killers, St. Vincent, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, SZA, the xx and dozens of other artists are slated to play Panorama over The Next Two Days
Panorama is not the first Music festival that has fallen victim to the spirited New York summer weather: In 2016, Governors Ball canceled its Sunday celebrations on Randall's Island – including sets by Kanye West, Death Cab for Cutie and Bat for Lashes – "due to thunderstorms and a high probability of lightning in the area. "