Nicki Minaj forced to cancel tonight’s 3Arena concert due to bad weather
Severe weather on Irish Sea delayed trucks carrying equipment for the show
Nicki Minaj is in Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 15th. Don’t expect Cardi B or Miley Cyrus to show up. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Nicki Minaj was due to play Dublin’s 3Arena tonight. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
US pop singer and rapper Nicki Minaj has cancelled her show in Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday due to “severe weather conditions” on the Irish Sea, leaving thousands of fans disappointed.
Concert promoters MCD said bad weather had delayed trucks carrying equipment for the gig and the Super Bass singer’s show was therefore unable to go ahead.
“Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions which have affected Irish Sea sailings over the last 24 hours, resulting in some equipment trucks not arriving, Nicki Minaj has been forced to cancel her concert tonight at Dublin’s 3Arena,” MCD said.
“Nicki Minaj apologises for any inconvenience caused to fans due to these unforeseen circumstances,” the statement said.
Ticket-holders were initially advised to retain their tickets while the artist, venue and promoters worked to reschedule the date as soon as possible.
However, MCD later announced that they “have been unable to reschedule the concert despite great efforts by all parties”. Full refunds will be available from this Tuesday from point of purchase.
Many fans voiced their frustrations on social media over the cancellation of the concert at short notice – just two hours before the pop singer was due onstage at 3Arena.
Really?? It's 6 ó clock in the evening. Did nobody notice until now that a SHIP load of equipment was missing??🤨— Shane Gorman (@sgsgman0) March 15, 2019
Disgraceful treatment of music goers, they are charging enough for tickets, if they had to compensate people for costs incurred due to these issues they might actually sit up and learn how to communicate with customers in a fair manner!— ted baker (@TedBobkelly1977) March 15, 2019
Poor form from @mcd_productions today. One hour before doors open is far too late to postpone a gig, especially if the reason is transport. I feel sorry for everyone who travelled from outside of Dublin only to be handed this news, who wasted time and money getting here.— Lisa MCMLXXXIX Wynne (@L_Wynne) March 15, 2019
Half way from Co. Antrim to Dublin!!! Daughter & her friend very disappointed..— Grace Lee (@Gleem19) March 15, 2019
We’ve come from London for this. 😤😤— Charlotte Meelam (@Littlelondon88) March 15, 2019
Drunken cries of— Sarah-Jane Murphy (@sjanemurf) March 15, 2019
“Nicki Minaj can go and fcuk herself so she can...”
ring out at Connolly Station.