It appears that the LUXURY music festival, Fyre Fest (brainchild of Ja Rule and businessman Billy McFarland and promoted by models Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski) has been CANCELED amid CHAOS and CONFUSION!
Those who shelled out up to $12,780 for the luxury weekend in the Exumas found themselves Thursday treated to mass disorganization, half-built tents, feral dogs, and catered food that was little more than limp cheese sandwiches.
"We just realized it was all a complete cluster and nothing was ready, there was no organization, there was no leadership," said William Finley, from Raleigh, North Carolina.
He and three friends spent $8,000 to attend the festival. But when they arrived, they found the housing was just unmarked tents, and they struggled to figure out where their luggage had been taken.
"It was horrible, (like) summer camp. Everything about it was a sham."
So Fyre Fest is a complete disaster. Mass chaos. No organization. No one knows where to go. There are no villas, just a disaster tent city. pic.twitter.com/1lSWtnk7cA— William N. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 27, 2017
Not long after arriving, Finley and many other travelers went back to the airport in an attempt to leave the festival early. But there they were greeted by crowds of frustrated festival-goers with similar ideas.
Blink-182, the planned headliner of the event, canceled their appearance.
"We're not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans," the band said.
Festival organizers said in an Instagram post that things "got off to an unexpected start."
All inbound charter flights to the island have been canceled, tickets refunded, and the event has been postponed, the festival said.
"Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences," organizers said.
The Bahamas said it was "extremely disappointed" with the "total disorganization and chaos" that greeted festival travelers.
"The event organizers assured us that all measures were taken to ensure a safe and successful event but clearly they did not have the capacity to execute an event of this scale," The Bahamas said.