Just when you thought Fyre Festival couldn’t get worse, it did. Ja Rule and business buddy Billy McFarland have sent out instructions on how to receive refunds, but there’s a twist. With all the bad media the festival has been getting and a $100 million lawsuit, they’ve set up another option that could save them “hypothetically.”
Instead of a good old fashion refund, they’re giving ticket holders the choice between a full refund or tickets to next year’s “planned festival.”
The email sent wrote, “Would you prefer to exchange your 2017 ticket(s) for additional 2018 VIP passes, as opposed to receiving a refund? (Ex: If you purchased 3 passes for 2017 you would receive 6 total 2018 VIP passes.)” As if that wasn’t enough they went on to say: “As you likely know, we’ve been through the ringer on social media and this has been a challenging week for us as we were unable to realize our dream on the first try. We are now one of the world’s most famous festivals, for all the wrong reasons. We want to reverse that sentiment by producing something amazing. We are fully committed to this event next year, and to producing it in the most professional way, with experienced professionals. We have received support and commitments from several musicians to perform at next year’s event.”
Sounds like more false promises and an easy way out, but only time can tell. Let’s see if anyone takes the dive again and gives them another chance next year.
just fyi: Fyre Festival customers can forgo a refund in exchange for VIP passes to next year’s festival 🙂 pic.twitter.com/nUWWlpKX9R
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) May 1, 2017