Ontario's WayHome Festival offers free trades for fans with cancelled Pemberton tickets

Pemberton Music Festival Suddenly Canceled Due to Bankruptcy

In another music festival letdown this season, Pemberton Music Festival's 2017 event has suddenly been canceled.

The 2017 PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL IS CANCELLED. Those holding tickets for the B.C. festival can submit their tickets for validation and receive one free general admission weekend pass to WayHome, a multi-stage, award-winning festival located at Burl's Creek Event Grounds just outside of Barrie, Ont., about two hours from Toronto.

Ernst and Young reports the 2017 festival had budgeted expenses of $22 million, while revenue to date was $8.225 million.

This year's festival, set to be its fourth installment, was scheduled to take place in Pemberton July 13 to 16. There will be no automatic refunds from the festival, but ticketholders will be able to file a proof of claim form.

- Jessica Brown (@JessicaMABrown) May 18, 2017If I don't get automatically refunded I'm coming for you....

However, the festival deleted their Twitter and Instagram accounts and later updated their website with the official announcement that they had gone bankrupt and the festival would not be going ahead in the town of Pemberton, British Columbia.

Huka Entertainment, which produces the festival, released a statement around 4 p.m. "In addition, the Pemberton Music Festival experienced increasing difficulty in sourcing talent for the 2017 festival due to a limited number of artists touring in 2017". It read, "For the past four years Huka Entertainment has worked to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the most attractive place on earth".

The contract producer for the event, USA -based Huka Entertainment, issued a statement saying they are heartbroken and it was not their decision to cancel the event.

Reps for production companies that were hired to handle the technical aspects of the festival believed that organizers were in over the heads with putting together such a large event.

A bankruptcy trustee is advising anyone with tickets for Pemberton Music Festival to prepare for the worst. The Trustee will provide further details concerning contact information for the various credit cards and financial institutions on its website.

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