- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Afropunk Fest’s debut in Atlanta has been cancelled due to impending bad weather.

Organizers said in a statement Thursday that the forecast of heavy rainfall this weekend would have presented too much of a challenge and safety was a concern. The festival was expected to kick off Saturday at Central Park in Atlanta.

The National Weather Service says there was a 90 percent chance of rain Saturday and 50 percent Sunday.

All purchased tickets will be refunded.

D’Angleo and the Vanguard, Public Enemy, Santigold, the Zoe Kravitz-led Lolawolf and Tyler, the Creator were expected to headline the festival.

This would have been Afropunk’s first year in Atlanta. In August, the festival celebrated 10 years of existence in New York, which drew 60,000. The Atlanta festival was expected to draw 10,000.

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