ABC/Paula LoboBlink-182 was supposed to headline the Fyre Festival this weekend, a luxury festival held on a private island in the Bahamas, but the punk trio has cancelled their appearance amid reports that the event is on the brink of collapse.
“Regrettably, and after much careful and difficult consideration, we want to let you know that we won’t be performing at Fyre Fest in the Bahamas this weekend and next weekend,” Blink writes in a statement posted to Twitter. “We’re not confident that we would have what we need to give you the quality of performances we always give our fans.”
Meanwhile, Fyre Festival ticket-holders, who paid up to $12,000 for a ticket, have been documenting their experience arriving on the island, describing the event as a “complete disaster.” “There are no villas, just a disaster tent city,” attendee William N. Finley IV tweeted, as he documented the chaos from his perspective.
Organizers of the Fyre Festival, which was co-created by rapper Ja Rule, have now shared a statement announcing that the event will be postponed.
“The festival is being postponed until we can further assess if and when we are able to create the high-quality experience we envisioned,” the statement reads.
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