Persistent rain has led to chaotic scenes at the third state-side edition of the EDM festival
Thousands of revellers have allegedly been left stranded and sleeping rough in the Chattahoochee hills in Georgia after the second day of TomorrowWorld Festival. Persistent rain over the course of the festival had apparently rendered car parks and access routes inaccessible, forcing the festival to cancel shuttle services for day ticket holders.
This apparently left thousands unable to return to their cars and forced to sleep rough and wait hours until shuttle services were re-instated. Many irate ravers took to Twitter to condemn the festival organisers and share pictures of the conditions they were forced to endure.
Conditions were apparently so chaotic that the Festival was forced to close it's doors for the final day of the festival for all except weekend camping ticket holders. The festival released the below statement on the third day of the festival:
Today, Sunday September 27, TomorrowWorld will only be accessible to visitors currently camping at DreamVille. Continuous rainfall over the last three days has severely limited capacity of the parking lots, entrance roads and drop off locations in and around the festival site. The experience of the TomorrowWorld visitors is always TomorrowWorld’s number one priority, so TomorrowWorld was forced to close all daily parking lots and drop off locations. TomorrowWorld regrets that festival goers with day tickets, guest list tickets, and anyone not already camping at DreamVille will unfortunately not be able to access the festival. The last day of the festival will go on for the 40,000 visitors already situated in DreamVille, with David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, and Martin Garrix all on deck.
Despite this, so images have surfaced online claiming to show day ticket holders being granted access to the festival on day three, but these are pretty hard to verify at this point. As you'd expect day ticket holders who were denied entry and those who were left stranded on the previous night have been pretty vocal in expressing their disappointment and frustration online.
It's worth point out that some of those stranded have taken to Facebook and Twitter to defend the festival organisers and commend them for doing the best they could under extremely difficult circumstances.
Those in support of the festival organisers appear to be in the minority, however, and one attendee, who is also a local attorney has voiced her intention to sue the Festival organisers and has requested that others who were left stranded contact her to share their experiences.
TomorrowWorld has yet to release an official statement about the event, but has put the below message concerning refunds and an apology on their Facebook page.
28 Sep 2015