Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water 2023 Cancels Final Day Due to Severe Weather

The final day of Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water 2023 music festival was scheduled to take place today (April 30) in Virginia Beach, but the festival announced it was canceled due to inclement weather. “We have not made this decision lightly, but everyone’s safety is our top priority,” the festival statement said.

Grace Jones, Clipse, Lil Uzi Vert, Wu-Tang Clan, 100 gecs, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Aminé, Lil Durk, Flo Milli and more were scheduled to perform today. Refunds will be issued for 33% of the total price of the weekend ticket. Today’s cancellation comes after the first two days of the festival were postponed due to bad weather.

“Dear Virginia, we are the best,” Pharrell Williams said in a statement. “The last few days have been the best. Even during this Tornado Watch and Lightning Storm right now as I write this, we are the best. Thank you for giving the people who travel here that energy and LOVE that only we can give. Thank you to our partners, suppliers, production, police, fire department, municipality, the mayor, and everyone who volunteered. The spirit here was palpable everywhere! Next year we move the dates because this rain doesn’t touch, but we will! Next year, more acts, more merchandising, more food… only more! Blessings and favors to all.

The rest of the festival lineup included a set of Pharrell’s Phriends, including MIA, A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, Diddy, Chris Brown, Coi Leray, Latto, Lola Brooke, and more. It also featured Lil Wayne, Jazmine Sullivan, Mumford & Sons, Yendry, Kehlani, Ayra Starr, and more.

This weekend marked the first edition of the festival in Virginia Beach, Williams’ hometown since the event moved to Washington D.C. Donov Lynch. The city reached a $3 million settlement with Lynch’s family in December.

Bio/Wiki of Pharrell Williams’ Something in the Water

Something in the Water is a music festival founded by the Grammy-winning musician and producer, Pharrell Williams, in 2019. The festival takes place in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and features a diverse lineup of musical acts, including hip-hop, R&B, electronic, and rock artists.

The idea for Something in the Water came from Williams’ desire to showcase the music and culture of his hometown of Virginia Beach. The festival also serves as an opportunity to promote community involvement and activism, with a focus on sustainability and local economic development.

The inaugural festival took place in April 2019 and featured performances by a range of well-known artists, including Travis Scott, Missy Elliott, SZA, and Pusha T, as well as up-and-coming acts such as Tierra Whack and Leikeli47. In addition to the music performances, the festival also featured a pop-up church service, a skateboarding event, and a beach cleanup.

The festival was a huge success, drawing thousands of attendees from all over the world and generating significant revenue for the local economy. The event was also praised for its positive impact on the community, with Williams and his team working closely with local officials to ensure that the festival was sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Since its successful debut, Something in the Water has become a highly anticipated annual event, with fans eagerly awaiting news of the lineup and ticket sales each year. The festival has also become a major player in the music industry, with many artists and industry insiders recognizing its unique vision and commitment to community engagement.


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