The Frye Festival was a dream-like promise: seeing major acts like Desiigner, Blink-182, Major Lazer, and Pusha T in a beautiful landscape. What could go wrong? Well... just about everything.
When the day came for the festival to go underway, lack of event organization resulted in security concerns, cancelled flights, and last minute artist cancellations ultimately led to a "Hunger Games" scenario among festival-goers. The event, co-organized by rapper Ja Rule and businessman Billy McFarland, costed some attendees anywhere from $4000 to $100,000 and was a total dud. With that in mind, a whopping $100 million lawsuit has now been sent to Frye.
Attorney Mark Geragos, on behalf of client Daniel Jung, has filed a class action case against the event organizers citing fraud, breach of contract, breach of covenant of good faith, and negligent misrepresentation mentioning that "lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees — suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions."
The festival was promoted as a cash-less event where attendees were instructed to put money on a wristband. Come time of the cancellation, the crowds had to find transportation when local taxis and buses took cash only.
To add even more the suit claims that Ja Rule and McFarland "personally reaching out to performers and celebrities in advance of the festival and warned them not to attend—acknowledging the fact that the festival was outrageously underequipped and potentially dangerous for anyone in attendance."
Read Frye Festival's statement on their site.
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