Is the "Lovers and Friends Festival" lineup a fake? No, that's not true: The music festival is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in May 2022 with the artists listed on the festival's website.
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This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Aug 4 18:27:30 2021 UTC)
The content of the post is actually from a post a year earlier, when the festival was canceled.
A tweet from the festival's verified account confirmed the cancellation on May 22, 2020. Refunds were automatically issued to ticket holders.
An important update on Lovers & Friends pic.twitter.com/HK8B7vxPpc-- Lovers & Friends Festival (@lvrsnfrndsfest) May 22, 2020
The new Lovers and Friends Festival was rescheduled for May 14, 2022, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Nevada, according to the festival website.
"Can confirm it is indeed real," a spokesperson from LiveNation told Lead Stories about the lineup for the festival via email on August 3, 2021.
The current lineup for the 2022 festival includes Lil Kim, Mase, Thugger and Twista, all mentioned in the false Facebook post.
The tweet from @50/50RecordLabel was from February 2020 and was for the original festival that was ultimately canceled.
WARNING PLEASE SPREAD THIS MESSAGE!!-- 50/50innertainment (@5050RecordLabel) February 19, 2020
The Lovers and Friends Festival Lineup is a fake..
LiL Kim, Mase , Thugger , Twista and more are calling the promotion a fraud, if you bought tickets make sure you get a refund. pic.twitter.com/pOIcTuiOw9
Snoop Dogg posted the festival lineup on his Instagram account on July 29, 2021.