Fyre Festival has turned out to be a complete and utter debacle for everyone involved.
We now have an official statement from the organizers, but it still leaves a lot of questions unanswered.
Here it is:
Fyre Festival set out to provide a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience on the Islands of the Exumas.
Due to circumstances out of our control, the physical infrastructure was not in place on time and we are unable to fulfill on that vision safely and enjoyably for our guests. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get everyone off of Great Exuma and home safely as quickly as we can. We ask that guests currently on-island do not make their own arrangements to get to the airport as we are coordinating those plans. We are working to place everyone on complimentary charters back to Miami today; this process has commenced and the safety and comfort of our guests is our top priority.
The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high- quality experience we envisioned.
We ask for everyone’s patience and cooperation during this difficult time as we work as quickly and safely as we can to remedy this unforeseeable situation. We will continue to provide regular updates via email to our guests and via our official social media channels as they become available.
-The Fyre Festival Team
Ja Rule himself just released a brief statement on Twitter, as well.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 28, 2017
Welp, there you have it. And, “regular updates” don’t seem to be too promising, considering this was the festival’s last Facebook post…