Pemberton Music Festival has officially been cancelled. The annual 4 day festhas been around since 2008 and took place in British Colombia After the lineup was delayed a few months fans began to speculate that the festival would not happen. Then finally, it was released, the hype level was minimal. Some fans felt betrayed, their favorite festival had let them down after building up hype on various social media outlets.
Yesterday the news broke that Pemberton is cancelled; no automatic refunds would be given. AS you can imagine early bird ticket buyers are upset. I’m assuming HUKA knew that the money wasn’t there to back the fest up, but were doing a last minute money grab to make up for losses.
Huka officially filed for bankruptcy.
The massive surge in American music festivals maybe a huge part in why Pemberton music festival was cancelled. Over the past 10 years we’ve seen a huge spike in the amount and variety of music festivals throughout North America.
Here is the official statement:
The 2017 PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED.
The 2017 Pemberton Music Festival scheduled for July 13 – 16, 2017 is cancelled and will not proceed as scheduled. The Trustee will issue formal notice of the bankruptcy proceeding to all known creditors of PMF within 5 days of its appointment.
Unfortunately there are no automatic refunds from PMF. As PMF is now in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased. However ticketholders may file a proof of claim form as an unsecured creditor with EYI in accordance with the claims process.
Proof of claim forms will be mailed to known PMF creditors in due course and made available on the Trustee’s website. A determination of recovery, if any, on the claims of ticket holders from the estate will not be known for several weeks. The Trustee will provide an update to creditors in due course.
Refunds may be available to ticketholders from third parties if tickets were purchased using a credit card. As each bank and credit card issuer have their own specific policies, ticketholders are to contact their bank or credit card issuer directly to determine whether a refund can be obtained.
The Trustee will provide further details concerning contact information for the various credit cards and financial institutions on its website.
If you need help getting a refund check this out.