It seems like a never-ending headline from Wknd Fest. The supposed blockbuster K-pop music festival has hit yet another wall. From delaying ticket sales, to changing dates; the festival has now completely come to a standstill only a week away from the announced date.
The organizers took to their official Twitter page to announce an official statement about the postponement of Wknd Fest. The lengthy post went into great detail, explaining how sorry the organizers are.
We would like to deeply apologise to all of our ticket buyers, fans and performers for this postponement. We are truly sorry. pic.twitter.com/VxonQ8g3PQADVERTISEMENT
— W K N D F E S T (@wkndfest) August 19, 2019
Naturally, fans could not care less about an apology.
The plot thickens as news first broke to Malaysian K-pop fans through VAV, one of the groups for the Wknd Fest line up, when they posted their statement about not attending the festival.
We look forward to an official announcement by @wkndfestADVERTISEMENT
— Malaysian Kpop Fans (@MsiaKPOPfans) August 19, 2019
It was only after a myriad of demands from fans that Wknd Fest posted the official statement, which only drew more rage from concert-goers who were looking forward to this event.
Super girl group Mamamoo also posted on their Twitter, mentioning how their performance was canceled due to issues with the organiser.
2019년 8월 말에 예정되어 있던 말레이시아 행사 관련하여 안내 말씀드립니다.
8월 30일 진행 예정이었던 ‘WKND FEST’ 스케줄이 주최 측의 사정으로 부득이하게 취소되었음을 알려드립니다.
— 마마무(MAMAMOO) (@RBW_MAMAMOO) August 19, 2019
However according to Wknd Fest, the problem was due to their partners… so what goes on?
Regardless of the situation, it’s evident that the fans are the ones getting the short end of the stick. Many were expressing their disappointment via social media, especially international fans who had already bought flight tickets for the festival.
We’ve paid for flight ticket, hotel, we’ve prepared everything, it’s the only way we’re going to see them, esp Mamamoo ? You shouldn’t open for ticketing if there’s nothing settled at first place! Postponed??You should have cancelled it! Refund our money immediately!!
— btstaetae.bn ? WINTER BEAR ? (@ilovebtsbn) August 19, 2019
Malaysian fans seem to have no remorse whatsoever for their unprofessionalism.
Saw this coming, especially with the way your side was so confident with wanting to invite sooooo many artists and even having said that the tickets will be cheap. Maybe don’t aim so high when this is your first rodeo..? Lmao. Just make sure the refund process goes smoothly.
— ً (@_beautiff) August 19, 2019
“…we have been ill-advised, instructed and being bullied into making decisions”
just say that you’re bad in planning and organising and go pic.twitter.com/noDWEZh1pz
— yk ? (@flammabyul) August 19, 2019
the wkndfest has been cancelled, disappointed but not surprised… the event was kinda sketchy from the start
— ? | uh-oh ? 777 (@monineverland) August 19, 2019
Some even drew connections to Fyre Festival, which we called from the beginning!
fyre festival part 2… Ambitious but a fool
— Yves_Miyayeah (B#R|\|) (@Vyes_Rise) August 19, 2019
The entire debacle seems to be something that fans are being ruthless about, but with the prices, numerous changes and postponing, and promises that were given… we can’t help but feel for the fans.