Jessie Reyez Cancels Osheaga, Riverfest Elora Performances
A herniated disc continues to keep her out of action
The Montreal festival announced Reyez's cancellation earlier this week (July 30), referencing the injury she sustained at Delaware's Firefly Festival on June 23. Yesterday (July 31), organizers revealed that rapper Mick Jenkins would take her spot in the lineup in time for the festival kickoff tomorrow (August 2).
Riverfest Elora also announced that Reyez would be unable to headline their 2019 edition on July 30. "We wish Jessie all the best and a speedy recovery! Hopefully we will see her at #RFE2020," they wrote on Twitter. Riverfest Elora organizers have yet to name a replacement for Reyez.
Osheaga is set to take place at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 2 through 4. This year's lineup includes Childish Gambino, the Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Logic, Flume, the Lumineers, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, Hozier, Kaytranada and more.
Riverfest Elora is set to take place August 16 to 18 at Bissell Park in Elora, Ontario. Acts set to play the 2019 edition include City and Colour, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Alice Merton, A Tribe Called Red, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Mix Master Mike, K-os, Hubert Lenoir and more.
Jessie Reyez was injured during a recent festival performance and is not able to perform in order to heal properly. With regret, Jessie has to cancel her performances in August and will therefore not be able to perform as scheduled at OSHEAGA. An updated schedule will come soon! pic.twitter.com/zWOGz1td0X— OSHEAGA (@osheaga) July 30, 2019
⚡️ Important announcement ⚡️— Riverfest Elora (@riverfestelora) July 31, 2019
Unfortunately @Jessiereyez was injured during a recent show and in order to heal properly, is not able to perform. With regret, Jessie has had to cancel her performances in August and will not be able to perform at Riverfest Elora. pic.twitter.com/w2d5C592A1