Pharrell and J. Cole Announce Spring Festival Changes

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MARCH 29: Pharrell Williams performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 29, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)

Adding to the growing list of shows postponed or canceled due to the 'rona, Pharrell and J. Cole have announced major changes to their upcoming spring festivals.

First, Skateboard P's upcoming Something in the Water Festival has been canceled. Scheduled to take place in his hometown of Virginia Beach from April 20-26, it would've marked the festival's second annual year.

Pharrell had an incredible lineup ready to go, including Tyler, The Creator, Chance the Rapper, Playboi Carti, A$AP Rocky, Gunna and Virginia's own Clipse.

"We will return April 23-25, 2021 as part of our normal annual schedule," the festival said in a statement. "All tickets for 2020 will be honored for next year's festival."

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Pharrell and Something in the Water have had to battle adversity. Last year, they had to call off the first day of the festival's debut weekend due to severe storms. But Pharrell rewarded everyone's patience by bringing out Jay-Z, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and others during his headline set.

Meanwhile, J. Cole and his team have pushed back the second annual Dreamville Festival to August 29. Hosted at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, near his hometown of Fayetteville, the festival was supposed to happen soon on April 4.

The lineup was going to be revealed last week, but plans have been put on hold as Dreamville works to coordinate with artists and vendors around the new date. 2019's bill featured big acts like SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6lack and, of course, Cole.

"The safety of our fans, artists and staff is always our top priority," Dreamville Festival said in its own statement. "And nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being."

Similar to Something in the Water, Dreamville had to deal with a huge setback in Hurricane Florence, which caused major damage and multiple deaths in the Carolinas in fall 2018. The debut Dreamville Festival, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 2018, had to be postponed by more than seven months to April 2019.

Balancing out this low point, though, is the news that Dreamville's latest collaborative album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, will soon be certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). Per Variety, this achievement will earn 15 rising artists their first platinum plaque, including JID, Earthgang, Young Nudy, Guapdad 4000 and others. Wow!! 👏

Peep the video for "Sacrifices" off Revenge Of The Dreamers III below.