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MetroFest: “Britain's Fyre Festival”

MetroFest: “Britain's Fyre Festival”

Event planners react to the social media backlash MetroFest received as many demand refunds.

The London-based retro R&B and Hip Hop festival has been dubbed the UK Fyre Festival in reference to the infamous Netflix documentary about the failed, fraudulently marketed luxury music event.

On Sunday 8th August 2021, hundreds of attendees were disappointed by the festival when half of the headline acts didn’t show up including Mya, Eve, Tony Touch and Blackstreet and of those that did perform, many complained about the lack of stage time.