Another gig bites the dust: Swedish House Mafia pull out of Weekend Festival
Update: Dimitri Vegas stoked the current frenzy among fans who feel disgruntled about the group’s recent string of cancellations.
“When get the call, we always come…Tomorrowland is our home!” exclaimed the native Belgian in an apparent jab at Swedish House Mafia. Some are speculating that his comment implied at the rumored confirmation of closing the festival as surprise guests, and then flaking at the last minute.
Anyone else catch this scathing burn toward Swedish House Mafia who cancels a lot recently lol. Courtesy of Dimitri Vegas while closing out @tomorrowland 🔥 @dimitrivegas @likemike @steveaoki @TheEDMNetwork @YourEDM @EDMsauce @dancingastro @billboarddance #tomorrowland2019 #edm pic.twitter.com/7ijOuJwhb0— Scott Sienkiewicz (@scott_sc22) July 21, 2019
It’s an angsty time to be a Swedish House Mafia fan. A good deal of their followers have complained about the lack of new music from the trio—to which Steve Angello let loose a searing response. On top of that, however, they’ve cancelled yet another gig: Finland’s Weekend Festival.
“We have production issues that can’t be fixed with such short notice and are forced to postpone the show to another date,” explained their posts on social media. The cancellation immediately stirred recent memories of their Ultra Korea dropout, which appeared to be for similar reasons. While it’s impossible to know what’s been going on behind the scenes with the iconic outfit, it is a noteworthy coincidence that these cancellations coincide with previous rumors that they’d signed a deal with Live Nation that would force cancellations of Ultra Korea and other festivals across Europe. They’d also been rumored to be headliners at Tomorrowland’s 2019 edition, but were revealed to have not been officially added to the bill.