Florida Georgia Line cancels FGL Fest due to severe weather

The event was to feature about seven hours of performances

The threat of severe weather has forced the cancellation of Florida Georgia Line’s inaugural FGL Fest today (Sat, Sept 8th) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event was to kick off around 3 pm ET performances by Cole Swindell, Nelly, Raelynn, and others before a headlining set by the FGL.

“We deeply regret to announce that today’s FGL Fest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been canceled,” the Speedway and promoters Live Nation state in a joint statement. “This decision was made after a comprehensive review of current and forecasted weather conditions, and with the safety of event attendees as our top priority.”

The duo — Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley — echoed the statements, tweeting, “We’re so bummed this happened today to FGL Fest. Unfortunately the weather wouldn’t permit us to play and we’d never want to put the fans in any danger. Love y’all, we’ll be back.”

Fans can obtain refunds at the point of purchase as it does not appear the event will be rescheduled.

FGL Fest was announced earlier this summer and was to coincide with Sunday’s Big Machine 400 at the Brickyard race. No word on the fate of that race as of press time as remnants of a tropical storm unleash potentially heavy rain and flooding throughout the area.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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