WayHome Music & Arts Festival organizers are offering a free general admission full-weekend pass to ticket holders left high and dry with the cancellation of Pemberton Music Festival in BC and the Caribbean Fyre Festival fiasco.
In a release this morning, event organizer, Republic Live stated:
“We want to ensure that music fans don’t miss out on a memorable summer festival this season. To those music fans affected by Pemberton Music Festival’s sudden cancellation along with purchasers of Fyre Festival, we invite you to WayHome Music & Arts, at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte. We will honour each ticket bought to the cancelled events with one free General Admission full-weekend ticket to WayHome 2017.
“We understand the difficulties that go into the planning and execution of a large-scale festival event. First and foremost, we are music fans, and as such belong to an international community that shares in our mutual successes and disappointments. It’s saddening to hear of the struggles Pemberton Music Festival organizers are dealing with, and therefore want to help by honouring all purchased ticket holders with a free pass to WayHome this summer”, says Republic Live Partner, Eva Dunford.
This is not the first time that Republic Live has stepped in to assist music fans; ticket holders to the 2012 Capital Hoedown in Ottawa found themselves in a similar position when that festival was cancelled.
At that time, Republic Live honoured fan’s tickets at its annual Boots and Hearts Festival, Canada’s Largest Country Music Festival, which is now in its 6th year. More info at www.bootsandhearts.com.