UK Music Fest Dubbed “Britain’s Fyre Festival” After Headliners Bail, Attendees Left Stranded
The scourge of Fyre Festival lives on.
A north London music festival called Metrofest has gone viral after being dubbed "Britain's Fyre Festival." The event's organizers had promoted the "first ever festival dedicated to R&B and Hip Hop culture" which was to showcase "some of the scene's most iconic figures."
However, reports of headliners bailing at the last minute and attendees wading around in mud have effectively besmirched the event, which took place on Sunday, August 8th.
According to Daily Mail, many of the event's 15,000 attendees, who had paid up to £95 (around $111 USD) for a pass, were left waiting in the rain for hours. Legions of those fans are now requesting refunds after Mya, Eve, Blackstreet and Tony Touch pulled out of their performances. One disgruntled ticket-holder even floated the idea of a class action lawsuit.
In the aftermath of the "disastrous" festival, its organizers have clapped back at accusations claiming there were problems with COVID-19 testing for performing artists. Famed R&B group Blackstreet, perhaps best known for 1996's "No Diggity," purportedly said that Metrofest's promoters were "terribly disorganized" and had "refused to give us our COVID test results to go back to the States," Complete Music Update reported.