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Khalid becomes second headliner to cancel on Summerfest 2021

Summerfest is still moving ahead with plans for a September return -- and by all reports its organizers are optimistic it will happen -- but it remains to be seen what the festival's lineup will look like.

Today pop and R&B singer Khalid became the second headliner to cancel on the event. He'd originally been scheduled to perform at Summerfest's American Family Insurance Amphitheater in 2020, then to play a rescheduled date on June 24, 2021. But now organizers say he's unavailable for Summerfest's new September dates.  "We hope to see him next year," Summerfest wrote in a statement.

Refunds for ticketholders are available at the point of purchase. 

Khalid | Courtesy photo

In January, pop singer Halsey canceled her summer tour, which had been set to include a Summerfest stop. It remains to be seen which, and how many, of the headliners Summerfest had booked for its American Family Insurance Amphitheater will be able to play the new September dates.

Summerfest is planning on its 2021 festival taking place over three consecutive weekends (Thursdays-Saturdays) Sept. 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18, 2021. The festival says more information about the lineup will be announced "in the weeks to come."