British Columbia’s Pemberton Music Festival has gone bankrupt. The event’s official website, which had been selling stubs until 4PM yesterday, now features a single splash page indicating that the gigantic concert’s owners have entered bankruptcy proceedings. “Unfortunately there are no automatic refunds from PMF,” it reads.
“As PMF is now in bankruptcy, it has no ability to provide refunds for tickets purchased. However, ticket holders may file a proof of claim form as an unsecured creditor with [Ernst and Young] in accordance with the claims process.”
“Refunds may be available to ticket holders from third parties if tickets were purchased using a credit card. As each bank and credit card issuer have their own specific policies, ticket holders are asked to contact their bank or credit card issuer directly to determine whether a refund can be obtained.”
HUKA Entertainment, the company that produced the festival, say their team is “heartbroken” to pull the plug. “As a contract producer, Huka did not make the decision to cancel the Festival. That decision was made by the Pemberton Music Festival, LP. We are extremely disappointed for our fans, artists and all of our partners who have supported the festival over the years.”
Pemberton was scheduled to take place from July 13 to 16 with Muse and Chance The Rapper set to headline. The festival originally kicked-off for a single year in 2008, when it was operated by Live Nation. The festival was not produced again until 2014, when Huka re-launched the event.
Pemberton: no automatic refunds
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