The festival's organizers claimed that they were looking for an act that would match the "open and friendly character" of the concert and apparently, Snoop didn't make the grade!
His management however, is saying that Snoop Dogg has played these festivals many times before and they're shocked that he was banned. In a statement, his manager wrote:
"Snoop Dogg is astonished by the decision of the Mayor of The Hague, a town in the south of Holland, to not allow him to perform at the free festival, Parkpop. There’s been much speculation that, given the enormous response by Snoop’s fans to the free festival, the local authorities would not be able to provide sufficient security. Mojo, the largest concert promoter in Holland says, 'We have never had any issues with Snoop, who has played magnificent shows at many of the festivals we promote such as Lowlands, North Sea Jazz and at several other promoted shows by Mojo.' Snoop is a mainstay at music festivals all over the world and has performed at all of these without incident."
Hmm, guess Snoop better hide ganja!
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