Hippo Campus is in, Lizzo is out for HazelFest 2017

There's a last-minute headliner change for the one-day music festival.
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Lizzo was all set to headline this weekend's Hazelfest – a one-day outdoor music festival that's completely sober and chemical-free.

But the Minneapolis hip-hop artist has had to cancel at the last-minute, saying "insurmountable stress" led to physical issues such as stomach pain. So she's "bedridden," she tweeted, and hoping to get better.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation doesn't seem too bothered about the late change, tweeting at Lizzo: "Take #selfcare serious. We wish you the best and hope to see you in the future!"

They got a replacement: Hippo Campus

Stepping in to Lizzo's headlining slot for the Aug. 5 festival will be Hippo Campus, the St. Paul indie quartet that released its first full-length album in February.

(Hippo Campus also stopped by our Go Garage to perform "Way it Goes" and two unreleased tracks – check that out here.)

The band played HazelFest in 2016 as well.

"Whatever your plans were for saturday, you should change them too and catch us at @hazldnbettyford's hazelfest," the band tweeted.

Har Mar Superstar, Communist Daughter and Alex Rossi will perform Saturday as well. Sonny Knight was originally on the bill, but he died in June.

More about HazelFest

Hazelden Betty Ford is one of the largest nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers in the world now, its website says, and was originally started in a lakeside cabin in Minnesota in 1949.

Its annual HazelFest is a completely sober, chemical-free event. The goal is to bring together people affected by addiction with the general public, in order to "celebrate recovery, spread hope and smash the stigma associated with substance use disorders and mental illness," the foundation has said.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the gate. Proceeds will go to help addiction treatment. Get tickets here.

Substance abuse in Minnesota

State figures found 5.5 percent of adults in Minnesota met the criteria for having an alcohol use disorder. People ages 18-24 were more likely than older adults to have a disorder, and men were more likely than women.

The report also found 2 percent of Minnesotans met the criteria for a drug use disorder. Like with alcohol, it was more common among men and younger Minnesotans.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a website that shows residential, outpatient and hospital inpatient treatment program locations.

And the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) also offers help, and can connect people with resources nearby.

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