Another music event is on its way to rave in Festival Heaven, as the proposed Alienstock Festival in coordination with the viral-inspired “Storm Area 51” has now been canceled.
According to reports, the three-day festival which was announced last month and was scheduled to take place September 19th-22nd in the small town of Rachel, NV, has been canceled “due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees,” according to a statement on the event website.
Connie West–who runs a small motel in the somewhat desolate town of Rachel, NV near the Government test zone known as Area 51 and the person who was in charge of the event permit–was given multiple opportunities to provide event organizers with proof that the event’s production was set to handle the masses of fans expected to arrive. Yet, West supposedly failed to provide Alienstock organizers with the agreed-upon contract, proof of deposits, or proof of anything at all. Basically, this event was poised to become the next Fyre Fest.
“In short, the relationship [between West and the event] has ended permanently, and AlienStock will be moving to a safe, clean secure area in Downtown Las Vegas as an alternative,” it reads in a new announcement on the festival website. “We are not interested in, nor will we tolerate any involvement in a FYREFEST 2.0. We foresee a possible humanitarian disaster in the works, and we can’t participate in any capacity at this point.”
It’s worth noting that the town of Rachel, NV, which is the closest official city to Area 51, has a current population of roughly 50 people. The isolated community would have likely drowned in overpopulation and seen a failure of infrastructure and resources had tens of thousands of fans shown up for the weekend without proper planning.
A new event branded as “Area 51 Celebration” will now take place on September 19th at The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The free event is being co-sponsored by Bud Light and Collective Zoo, and will feature live performances from the bands that were previously scheduled to appear at AlienStock.
[H/T Yahoo News]