MIA drops Portola Music Festival due to ‘serious health issue’

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, also known as MIA, will no longer perform at the Portola Music Festival. Photo: Xavi Torrent/WireImage

MIA filed the invoice for the Portola Music Festival due to “an unexpected and serious health problem”, according to the promoters of the concert set to will premiere September 24-25 at Pier 80 in San Francisco.

Goldenvoice, the promotion company behind Coachella Valley Music and Arts and Stagecoach music festivals in Southern California, said “a replacement will be announced very soon” for the best-known British pop artist for the 2008 single, “Paper Planes.”

“MIA would like her fans to know how deeply disappointed she is,” festival organizers said in a statement. Instagram post.

The singer, whose real name is Mathangi”Maya » Arulpragasam, made a brief update in a Twitter response Friday, September 16.

I’m grateful to have been asked to be a part of this festival, and I will miss being in front of the fans and people of San Fran, but I need enough time to mentally process what happened , physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. I hope the festival will go well,” MIA said, without specifying the reason for the cancellation.

The Portola Music Festival is always ready to present headliners nozzle and Chemical Brothers, as well as electronic music groups such as Toro y Moi, James Blake, Kaytranada, Jamie xx, Jungle, Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Caribou, Fatboy Slim and many more.

Tickets for the festival, priced from $199.95 to $399.95, are available at www.portolamusicfestival.com.

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Gerald R. Schneider