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luxury Fyre Festival in Bahamas this weekend “postponed” amid chaos

UPDATE: festival co-creator Ja Rule made a statement via twitter:

Fyre Festival, a luxury destination festival set for this weekend in the Bahamas was supposed to be a “cultural moment created from a blend of music, art and food” with performances from Blink-182, Disclosure, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Pusha-T and more. What attendees arrived to on Thursday (4/27) was, according to reports, chaos. The campsite was in disarray, with reports of no security, luggage being dumped haphazardly out of the back of a truck, shoddy tents instead of promised villas, and provided dinner being cheese sandwiches in styrofoam containers. Not quite what you might expect for something where tickets ranged from $1000 – $12,000.

According to the BBC, actually getting to the island was even a mess, with flights from Miami, included in the ticket packages, grounded. (Leaving was apparently a problem too.) Blink-182 canceled yesterday, “questioning whether they could give “the quality of performances we always give fans.” And now Fyre Festival, co-created by Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, has been “postponed,” announcing Friday morning (4/28) via Twitter, “After assessing the situation this morning and looking at best options for our guests, we cannot move forward as we hoped we could. At this time, we are working tirelessly to get flights scheduled and get all travelers home safely.”

Check our pics and videos and angry tweets below.

Things got off to an unexpected start at day one of Fyre Festival. FOR THOSE CURRENTLY ON GREAT EXUMA We are working to comfortably accommodate guests and deliver a great experience. If you have needs, please head to the "BLUE HOUSE" on the main festival site. Security, first aid, and Fyre Festival staff are here to assist immediately, 24/7. FOR THOSE WITH PENDING TRAVEL TO THE EXUMAS TOMORROW Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in line with a culture of safety, all inbound charter flights to the Exumas have been canceled. Your ticket and any funds uploaded to your RFID band will be refunded. Thank you for bearing with us as we work through the growing pains that every first year event experiences. Revised itinerary information will be shared soon for the remainder of this weekend and weekend two.

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