A planned music festival in the Bahamas that was supposed to be in the style of the Hunger Games never really got of the ground, and now is the subject of a potential $100 million dollar class action lawsuit that charges the events organizers with a complete failure to manage and plan the event.
The proposed suit is scathing, alleging that the organizers provided “lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees—suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions.”
The Frye Festival was put into a tailspin which the organizers failed to pay import taxes on some of the items that had been shipped to the Bahamas for the event, government officials placed the entire event on lockdown, and concert goers were left on the island for the entire weekend without a way to leave, or anywhere to go.
The situation has been described as a living nightmare, and the two men most directly responsible for the marketing, promotion, and execution of the event are attempting to distance themselves from liability.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) April 28, 2017
Former R&B singer Ja Rule, and investor Billy Mcfarland have been named in the lawsuit.
The organizers, and Frye media have been charged with fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation
Many see this as a scam, they enticed consumers to purchase a weekend of paradise, and clearly were not prepared to deliver on that promise, but that did not prevent the organizers from collecting money.
The organizers also left concert goers without the ability to obtain hard currency, instructing customers to upload money onto their wrist bands prior to attending the event.
Concert organizers have promised all of the enraged customers that they will be given free passes to the 2018 festival along with VIP treatment, but that seems like a hallow promise.
After this lawsuit is settled, a festival in 2018 seems unlikely, because who is going to trust these people to deliver?