Belgian festival VestiVille canceled after events likening it to Fyre
Belgium’s VestiVille festival was canceled on the first day of its debut following a chain of events that some of its guests have likened to Fyre. At 5pm CET, the fallen event’s official Twitter posted a statement that the mayor of Lommel, the city where VestiVille was taking place, decided to shut things down after it’d become apparent that attendees and artists were at risk.
Troubles began to arise earlier in the day, when A$AP Rocky announced he was pulling out of his slot due to security and production concerns. Upon arrival, concertgoers began posting photos to social media of a barren venue and reporting widespread disorganization and lack of staff. A few joked they were ready to give their Netflix or Hulu interviews. Ironically, Ja Rule was set to play VestiVille as well.
Organizers have since been charged with crimes including money laundering and document forging. Vendors and staff also weren’t paid until hours before the event kicked off. Other artists allegedly set to play VestiVille included Cardi B, Trey Songz, and Lil Pump.
H/T: Brussels Times