Fyre Festival 2018 Is Actually Happening & Organizers Promise Refunds & Free VIP Passes To This Year’s Attendees
If you thought Fyre Festival was over, think again. Well, technically the 2017 Fyre Festival ended on Friday after what the organizers deem "an unacceptable guest experience." But that's not the last you'll see of the luxury fest that promised "a blend of music, art and food" in the Bahamas. According to an email sent by the organizers on Saturday morning, Fyre Festival 2018 is happening, and they're promising free VIP passes to the 2017 attendees. Here's an excerpt from the statement:
And if you do decide to give the festival a second chance, it seems like they're doing everything they can to ensure it's nowhere near as disastrous as the first — including hiring more experts and swapping the location. As the statement, signed "From Billy and the Fyre Festival Team," explains,
It's unclear whether people will actually want to give the festival another go, but the organizers sound hopeful, adding that people in the music industry have reached out to help make the festival a reality next year.
Yesterday was a very challenging day for us + our guests. But we would like to fully explain what happened. Details: https://t.co/d0FoaRMb5t— Fyre Festival (@fyrefestival) April 29, 2017
As for what happened, the team is apologizing, taking responsibility, and working "tirelessly" to make things right. They stated,
A quick look through the #FyreFestival tag on social media should give you an indication of what exactly went down. Memes flooded Twitter, even comparing the event to the Hunger Games.
Only time will tell whether the festival's apologies are enough to win people over and really make the 2018 event a hit.