Bahamas also apologizes for Fyre Festival chaos

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The Ministery of Tourism of The Bahamas apologises to Fyre Festival visitors. The festival, that was organised by Billy McFarland and Ja Rule descended into utter chaos yesterday with many people stuck on the island, no food and hardly any security.

Fyre festival was advertised by supermodels and influencers on instagram as an unique opportunity to mingle with the rich and famous. Tickets were expensive, costing up to $12,780 for a four-person package.

Luxury festival or hunger games?

On Friday one of the headliners of the festival, Blink 182, cancelled their show. This was only the beginning of the social media explosion where visitors of the festival drew comparisons to refugee camps and the hunger games. The hastag #fyrefestival was trending on twitter.

What was advertised as a glamourous festival, where you would feel like a movie star turned out to be hell for the rich milleniums.

Though the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is not an official sponsor of the festival it did support the event. “We are extremely disappointed in the way the events unfolded yesterday with the Fyre Festival. We offer a heartfelt apology to all who traveled to our country for this event.” They state in a press release. “A team of Ministry of Tourism representatives is on the island to assist the organization to ensure a safe return of all Fyre Festival visitors.”

Earlier today the organisation of Fyre Festival released their own statement on the website of the Fyre Festival. It reads:

The team was overwhelmed. The airport was jam packed. The buses couldn’t handle the load. And the wind from rough weather took down half of the tents on the morning our guests were scheduled to arrive. This is an unacceptable guest experience and the Fyre team takes full responsibility for the issues that occurred.

Find the full statement here.

 

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