Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay cancel Phoenix Pride Music Festival

‘When We Were Young’ music festival canceled Saturday due to high winds

By The Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — A music festival headlined by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay was canceled Saturday due to high winds in the region, officials said.

A spokesman for the event, The Phoenix Pride, said organizers received about 2 feet of new air from the cold front.

About 300 people were in attendance at the festival, located in Phoenix Park, and they said the cancellation was not sudden, as they had tried to adjust to the winds.

The festival, which took place at Tempe Town Lake, was slated to take place Saturday but had been canceled. Organizers said Saturday night that it was being rescheduled for Tuesday.

The band Phoenix was scheduled to perform at the festival.

In addition to Springsteen and Coldplay, the festival featured country star Toby Keith, and the rapper A$AP Rocky, in addition to many other artists.

The festival was held in Phoenix this year, for the first time since a massive storm and fire earlier this year caused a closure to its original location, in a park near downtown Phoenix. That fire, along with two other fires nearby, killed at least 17 people and destroyed about 100 homes.

A spokesman for organizers said the festival is scheduled to take place in the future on a different date.

The festival, which was organized by the Phoenix Gay Liberation Front, is part of a series of gay pride events that take place across the country in 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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