B.C.’s Pemberton Music Festival has officially been canceled.
After delaying the initial announcement of the 2017 lineup, fans were hesitant to support this year’s installment of the festival. However, Global News has just reported that the festival’s organizers have filed for bankruptcy. The festival allegedly owes $2.5 million to its creditors, and cites decreased ticket sales and increased operating losses as the cause.
Documents show that hopeful attendees will not receive automatic refunds and will have to contact their bank or credit card issuer to determine whether one can be obtained. Alternatively, ticketholders may file a proof of claim form with the festival’s trustee in bankruptcy, Ernst & Young.
This year’s festival was set to feature Chance The Rapper, Muse, and A Tribe Called Quest as headliners. Further information is available at pembertonmusicfestival.com.