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Canceled music festival announces stellar Austin comeback

Canceled music festival announces stellar Austin comeback

Weird CIty Hip-Hop Festival crowd show performance action shot Austin 2014
Weird City Hip-Hop Festival will host a make-up show at Spider House on October 24. Weird CIty Hip-Hop Festival/Facebook

When Weird City Hip-Hop Festival was unexpectedly canceled earlier this month, organizers vowed that it would not be the end of Austin's only hip-hop music fest — and they've already delivered on that promise.

Organizers announced through Facebook on Monday that Weird City will host a stellar comeback concert at Spider House Ballroom in October.

"While this year's cancellation was definitely unfortunate, it's no reason not to throw a party repping the amazing quality and variety of hip-hop talent in the Live Music Capital of the World," read the social-media post.

After a successful debut in 2014, Weird City ran into issues with scheduling and ticket sales during its sophomore run, forcing organizers to pull the plug just 18 days before its scheduled kickoff.

Although this year's festival headliners (Aesop Rock, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, and Freddie Gibbs) are off the bill, this make-up show will feature an all local lineup of over 25 of the "dopest quality hip-hop artists." Big names like Magna Carda, Crew54, LNS Crew, Dat Boy Supa, and Hermit Kingdom will be performing on three stages at Spider House Ballroom on October 24. Tickets only cost $5 for general admission and $7 for those yet-to-be 21-year-olds.

For more information and updates on the show, check out the Facebook event page.